Zach LaVine ‘upset’ with way Bulls’ season has gone
Zach LaVine is in his sixth season in the NBA and hasn’t experienced much team success. That is wearing on him.
LaVine conducted an interview with Chicago Bulls writer Sam Smith that was published on Monday. The 25-year-old guard talked about how he has been handling things during the coronavirus shutdown. LaVine said he is spending his time in Seattle at his new home, nearby his family.
Also in the interview (which you can read here), LaVine expressed his frustration over the Bulls’ season. Chicago was 22-43 when the season was suspended.
“To be blunt, I’m upset,” LaVine admitted to Smith. “We had high expectations coming into the season and it didn’t go our way anyway we could have thought of. We played through some adversity, but we didn’t go out there and do what we were supposed to do as a team.”
LaVine says he had hopes they would be able to make the playoffs, but things didn’t work out that way. He has never played on a team that won more than 31 games in a season, and that is understandably “frustrating” to him.
On a personal level, at least there have been some positives for LaVine. His 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game are career-high numbers. That explains why LaVine has been off limits in trade talks.