A disappointing season in Minnesota just got worse.
Timberwolves wing Zach LaVine is done for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced Saturday. He suffered the injury against the Pistons on a drive to the basket, and he played six minutes after that, although only played 37 seconds in the fourth quarter Friday night with what was at the time called a contusion. The team gave him an MRI Saturday that found the tear.
LaVine will have surgery soon but is out for the season.
LaVine had taken a step forward with his game this season, averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3 assists in 37.2 minutes per game. He was given more responsibility by coach Tom Thibodeau and handled it fairly well, showing a more diverse game than in seasons past. Hopefully, LaVine will not lose too much of his trademark expansiveness once he has rehabbed the injury.