Bulls: No structural damage to LaVine’s knee

CHICAGO — Bulls guard Zach LaVine is not expected to miss significant time after an MRI to his left knee showed no structural damage on Saturday morning.

LaVine will be re-evaluated early next week, the team said. LaVine did not travel with the team for their game Saturday night in Boston, and he will begin targeted therapy on his knee before the Bulls can offer a more definitive timeline.

LaVine landed awkwardly while grabbing an offensive rebound during the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. He took an intentional foul on the next play before taking himself out of the game.

The Bulls were optimistic following Friday’s game that LaVine had avoided a major injury, but wanted to proceed with caution considering LaVine tore the ACL in the same knee in 2017 while playing for the Timberwolves.

In 38 games for Chicago this season, LaVine is averaging 24.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 49% from the field.

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