Wrapping up the Wolves Summer League Performance

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Jul 10, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine (8) dribbles the ball away from the defense of Los Angeles Lakers guard

Dwight Buycks

(20) during an NBA Summer Leage game at Thomas & Mack Center. Minnesota won the game 81-68. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Zach LaVine

LaVine only played in two games due to a lacerated finger that he suffered on a dunk attempt. In the first contest, LaVine dropped 24 points on 7 of 17 shooting with six assists and three rebounds, including shooting 4 of 8 from beyond the three-point line.

The second game did not go as well as LaVine continued to be extremely aggressive but wasn’t able to hit his shots with the same efficiency as in the opener against the Lakers.

It was good to see LaVine playing off the ball (mostly next to Brown) and showing a willingness to take control. It was clear that he was the best player on the floor for long stretches in the two games he appeared in, which was no doubt exactly what the Wolves’ coaches were looking to see.

He’ll be the backup two-guard behind Kevin Martin moving into training camp in the fall. LaVine needs to continue to get stronger and work on his defense, but his offensive game is certainly progressing in the right direction.

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