December 17, 2017, 1:14 pm
Zach LaVine will sit out Sunday’s practice due to a case of back spasms, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
While back injuries have the tendency to linger and can take quite a bit of time to resolve themselves, at least it’s not a knee injury. LaVine is still on track for a return sometime in early January, so hopefully this is a small bump in the road. He should be scooped up and stashed wherever possible as he’ll be presented with tons of shots and touches. LaVine was a middle-round play last season and doesn’t have nearly the same amount of talent around him with which to share the ball.