Zach LaVine update: ‘This is probably gonna take another week’

The Bulls’ All-Star guard will miss his eighth game since entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the coronavirus. But coach Billy Donovan was hopeful a timetable for LaVine’s return could be set early next week.

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The Bulls are 4-4 since all-star guard Zach LaVine entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the coronavirus on April 15.

The Bulls are 4-4 since all-star guard Zach LaVine entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the coronavirus on April 15.

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Bulls all-star guard Zach LaVine, who will miss his eighth game since entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the coronavirus when the Bulls play the Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, is not expected back for at least another week, coach Billy Donovan said before the game.

“We’re hopeful that this is probably gonna take another week is our best guess,” Donovan said. “There’ll be things that he’ll have to do going into this week that are set by the league in terms of policies and protocols. We’ll probably have a much, much better idea of when his return would be, probably after this week is completed.”

Donovan said he could not pinpoint a return date. “I still think he’s got a little bit of time away from us,” he said.

The Bulls (26-35) are 4-3 since LaVine entered the protocol on April 15.

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