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Chicago Bulls Guard Zach LaVine Left Knee Surgery Successful, Full Recovery Expected

Chicago Bulls fans got some good news on Tuesday.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Tuesday in Los Angeles. The surgery was successful and LaVine is expected to make a full recovery, the team announced.

LaVine played most of the second half of the season with discomfort after aggravating the knee during an awkward landing from a rebound against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 14. LaVine missed 13 of the Bulls' final 43 games tending to the knee injury.

LaVine will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. However, during his end-of-season press conference, Bulls VP of basketball operations Arturas Karsinovas said he wanted LaVine in Chicago for the long-haul and that the status of the guard's knee would not impact the team's interest in keeping LaVine in Chicago.

"He's another one that is going to see doctors and going to get healthy," Karsinovas said. "I enjoyed again the second year with Zach, two years in a row being an All-Star, working with Zach and getting to know him. He has a great relationship with Billy, he has a great support system here with our coaching staff and front office, so I hope he's here for a long time.''

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LaVine averaged 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 67 games this season. He shot 47.6% from the field and 28.9% from 3-point range. LaVine also made the All-Star game for the second consecutive season.

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