LaVine: 'I want to be an All-Star in the next couple years'
Aside from winning the Slam Dunk contest with otherworldly artistry, Zach LaVine had a rough rookie season. The Minnesota Timberwolves backup point guard posted decent enough shooting numbers, but really struggled to run an NBA offense and defend at the point of attack.
He was a turnover machine with poor shot selection. But that's to be expected. LaVine just turned 20, and has so much room to grow and improve. It's a good thing he doesn't lack for confidence. Here's what he recently told the Star Tribune:
"I’m working and certainly not to the peak of my career. The main thing is trying to get my shot to be more consistent. I want to come back as a whole new player. I have very high goals for myself. I want to be an All-Star in the next couple years, so it’s definitely a work in progress to get stronger and continue to do the things that I do well."
It'll obviously be tough for LaVine to become an All-Star, particularly if he can't crack the starting lineup on his own team. But an improved jumper will help make Minnesota that much better, and that's far more important at this point.
(h/t: Star Tribune)
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