September 25, 2017, 2:56 pm
LaVine said that he’d be ready for the opener back in Summer League but the team unsurprisingly pumped the breaks there. They’d like to keep him around as a core piece and would be silly to risk his long-term health at the start of a rebuilding year. LaVine himself says that the doctors gave him a 9-month timetable, putting him on pace to return in early November. There haven’t been any setbacks of note and LaVine says he can jump higher than he could before the injury, so his ADP should push closer and closer to 100 here. He’s a strong mid-round guy when healthy given the dearth of talent in Chicago.