Bulls’ Zach LaVine Looking Forward To Playing In Offense, Bothered By Low Expectations

The Associated Press

Chicago Bulls slam-dunk specialist Zach LaVine is a big part of the team’s rebuild plans and has expressed excitement to play in coach Fred Hoiberg’s offensive system.

“It’s good that we’re going to be able to implement coach Hoiberg’s system,” LaVine said in an interview with Phil Thompson of The Chicago Tribune.

“Me being able to run, jump and shoot the ball. I can create for others. It will be good to get out in open space, use the ball, have the ball in my hand a little bit more than I did last year.”

LaVine posted career-high 18.9 points per game on 46 percent shooting last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

And although the Wolves weren’t very competitive, LaVine is irked that many expect the Bulls to toil in the cellar of the Eastern Conference next season, as the team continues to undergo mass changes.

“It bothers me a little bit” LaVine admittied.

“You never want to be counted out, especially as [a] competitor. We can control our own destiny. Everybody starts off zero-zero.”