Chicago Bulls: 3 players who should be most excited for new front office

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Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
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2. Zach LaVine, Shooting Guard

During the looming 2020 offseason, there might not be a single Bulls player that is going to be more outspoken than the uber-athletic 6-foot-6 shooting guard Zach LaVine. There’s really no reason for him to be. He proved this season that the Bulls are for all intents and purposes his team, and he should want to make that point further next season.

LaVine could be facing his first career All-Star selection next season, since he was very close to getting that nod when the festivities were hosted at the United Center in Chicago this year. He definitely deserved the consideration, and likely the selection to represent the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game.

However, LaVine still averaged 25.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks. He shot 45.0 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line. This really was a career year for LaVine, in which he continued to prove his offensive firepower and improving defensive play.

LaVine also registered a career-best 2.5 box plus/minus rating, 2.4 value over replacement player rating, .092 win shares per 48 minutes, 4.0 total win shares, a 56.8 true shooting percentage, 106 offensive rating/110 defensive rating, and 19.5 player efficiency rating. We’ll see if the Bulls can finally land LaVine a solid co-star this offseason since they have better front office personnel to get that job done.