(670 The Score) Bulls star guard Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday in Los Angeles, the team announced.
LaVine is expected to make a full recovery, the Bulls said.
LaVine has suffered from chronic left knee soreness since January, when he suffered an injury and missed a short stretch of games. An MRI found the knee to be structurally sound. Through the second half of the season, LaVine was on a constant maintenance plan in order to be ready to play games at a high level. He suffered a torn ACL in the same knee in 2017.
LaVine earned All-Star honors for the second time while averaging 24.4 points on 47.6% shooting this past season.
LaVine’s health is looming over his upcoming free agency. While the Bulls are favored to re-sign him, LaVine has also emphasized that he’ll consider all his options. The Bulls can offer LaVine a five-year deal worth around $212 million. Other teams could only offer him a four-year deal worth around $157 million if they were to sign him outright.