Here’s the Chicago Sun-Times discussing Zach LaVine and the Bulls:
Going into the break, LaVine was averaging 28.3 points over his last four games, while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 51.9 percent from three-point range. And oh by the way, also averaging 5.5 assists and five rebounds per game.
The problem is the Bulls also went into the All-Star Weekend losers of six straight.
“I’ve been able to deal with ups and downs really well this year, like a roller coaster,’’ LaVine said. “I feel I’ve been able to be pretty even keeled and not get too high on the highs or too low on the lows, and just lock in and be prepared for each game.’’
At 19-36, the Bulls sit 10th in the Eastern conference. It’s tough for their offense to improve until additional big-time scorers emerge, or get added to the roster. This season, power forward Lauri Markkanen is putting up 15.0 points per game, but nobody else on the roster is even scoring 12 PPG.
Perhaps Otto Porter Jr., who has played in his nine games this season, can add a boost when he returns to action, which could happen later this month.