Zach LaVine speaks out on earning first All-Star appearance

Zach LaVine, Bulls, Kyle Lowry
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Zach LaVine has been one of the best players in the NBA so far this season and the Chicago Bulls could not be happier to have him. While the Bulls are not a serious contender this year, they are hoping that their young core, led by LaVine, can turn things around in the next year or two.

Following his impressive start to the season, LaVine saw his hard work pay off. He was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. This is a milestone, as it is LaVine’s first career All-Star appearance.

The honor is a big one for LaVine and he took some time to speak out about being voted into the big game.

“It means a lot… This isn’t just trying to be a one-time thing for me. I’m trying to go out here and do it on a nightly basis, yearly basis.”

So far this season with the Bulls in 30 games, LaVine has put up big numbers across the board. He has averaged 28.6 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists. LaVine has shot 51.8 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 43.4 percent of his three-point attempts.

At 25 years old, the progress that Zach LaVine has made has been impressive. He is truly beginning to put his name in the “superstar” category.

This is only the beginning for LaVine. He has a great fit with the Bulls and his work ethic is unquestionable. It’s a big step for him as a player, but like he said, he wants to continue getting better and do this regularly.

It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for LaVine and the Bulls. He has been mentioned in trade rumors recently, but those rumors have quieted down a bit of late.

Expect to see LaVine continue putting up big numbers and to continue getting better. The sky is the limit for him moving forward.