Zach LaVine is the only player in the league to be averaging 25+ PPG while shooting more than 40% from beyond the three-point arc.
The Chicago Bulls have been one of the most surprising teams this season. Entering the 2021-2022 campaign, no one expected Billy Donovan’s boys to perform as well as they have been, so far. Apart from the resurgence of DeMar DeRozan, huge credits have to be given to Zach LaVine.
For the first time in his 5-year stint with the Bulls, LaVine has been provided with the perfect support system around him. And to his credit, Zach has been making full use of the star players he is sharing the backcourt with.
With numerous capable players on the squad, they have been able to take off a huge amount of the offensive load from the highflyer’s shoulders. Due to this, LaVine is in the midst of his most successful season, in terms of winning games.
Averaging 25.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists on a 49.1/41.2/87.2 shooting split, LaVine has put on an All-Star-worthy performance. The 26-year-old guard is currently the only player in the league who has been able to average more than 25 PPG while shooting more than 40% from the 3-point land.
Players this season averaging 25+ PPG and shooting 40% from 3:
• Zach LaVine
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 14, 2022
NBA Twitter reacts as Zach LaVine has been achieving a feat no other player in the league has been
As soon as the stat went viral, NBA Twitter erupted with reactions.
should be the east’s captain
— ²³☄️ (@BronGotGame) January 14, 2022
BEST SHOOTING GUARD IN THE ASSOCIATION
— Flight 8 (@LaVineeGotNext) January 14, 2022
Put some damn respect on Lavine’s name
2 time All Star now
— R3DSY (@raghuram_raj) January 14, 2022
Yeah, he’s got help now.
But Bulls fans MUST appreciate how much work Zach has put into becoming elite & how much he cares about winning for this team.
The dude is real.
— Matt Peck (@Bulls_Peck) January 14, 2022
In the latest fan returns of the All-Star game voting, LaVine is currently ranked 3rd among the Eastern Conference guards, only behind teammate DeRozan and Hawks youngster Trae Young. It won’t be surprising if we see Zach start the All-Star game in Cleveland.