Zach LaVine was asked if his strong performance in the Chicago Bulls victory over the Detroit Pistons meant he was feeling like himself again. LaVine confirmed that he was, but that feeling good didn't start with Friday night's win.
“I’ve been for a while,” LaVine said. “Go look at my last 10, 15 games. I’ve been saying that. I’ve been feeling good.”
In 14 December games, LaVine has produced at an All-Star level. He's averaged 25.2 points on 53% shooting, including 43.2% from behind the arc, while also adding 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Bulls coach Billy Donovan agreed with LaVine's assessment that he's played well for a while now.
“If you look at his numbers from the middle of October and then you start to look at the middle of November and then the middle of (December), I think you start to see a trend upward as he’s gotten his legs under him,” Donovan said.
“I give him a lot of credit of just sticking with the process of just continuing to work. Because I think when you’re as elite as him offensively and you start the year off the way he did offensively and just trying to find himself, he’s put a lot of work into it just to stay the course.”