Zach LaVine is one of the most promising young players in the NBA. From coming into the league with Minnesota Timberwolves to becoming a star with the Chicago Bulls, LaVine has had a good amount of success in his young career. Because of all of his success, LaVine has earned a decent amount of money. That money helped him buy a huge engagement ring for his new fiancé too.
Finding success with the Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Zach LaVine with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft out of UCLA. He ultimately showed some of his potential with the Timberwolves too. LaVine earned All-Rookie honors in 2014-15 after scoring 10.1 points per game.
LaVine then took that next step with the Timberwolves the next season, though. He scored 14 points per game during his second season in the league and played all 82 games.
In his third season, LaVine still played really well. He was scoring 18.9 points per game for the Timberwolves through 47 games that season. However, he suffered a torn ACL in February 2017 and missed the rest of the year.
Former Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau had high praise for LaVine following the injury.
“He’s made himself into one of the best 2-guards in the league,” Thibodeau said according to ESPN. “His overall game has really blossomed. He’s shooting the 3 great. The free throws, the drives, all of it. So he’ll get through it. He’s a mentally tough kid.”Tom Thibodeau
LaVine, however, did not make his comeback with the Timberwolves.
LaVine was traded to the Chicago Bulls
Despite showing that he had plenty of potential, the Timberwolves traded LaVine to the Chicago Bulls in June 2017. The Bulls acquired LaVine, Kris Dunn, and Lauri Markkanen for Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton, according to NBA.com.
LaVine was still recovering from injury in 2017-18 for the Bulls and only played in 24 games. He still showed glimpses of what he can be, though, as he averaged 16.7 points per game. This led to the Sacramento Kings giving LaVine a four-year offer sheet worth $78 million, according to CBS Sports. The Bulls ultimately matched it, though, and locked him up for the next few years.
Since then, LaVine has been one of the best scorers in the NBA. During the 2018-19 season, LaVine scored 23.7 points per game for the Bulls in 63 games. He also averaged career-highs in assists with 4.5 and in rebounds with 4.7. Additionally, this year, before the NBA suspended its season, LaVine was averaging 25.5 points per game and a career-high 4.8 rebounds.
LaVine has clearly shown the past couple of seasons that he can be a great NBA player
LaVine has earned a good amount of money in his career
LaVine’s career earnings certainly took a big jump after the Bulls matched the Kings’ offer sheet. His estimated salary the past two seasons has been $19.5 million each season, according to Spotrac. With this season included, LaVine has earned an estimated $48.64 million in his career. However, the NBA announced this week that the league could withhold 25% of each player’s paycheck beginning May 15 if the season is canceled due to COVID-19, according to ESPN. So, it is unclear how much that could affect LaVine’s total career earnings.
If we do not count this season, though, LaVine has still earned over $29.1 million in his career. That is still a lot of money. This has helped LaVine rack up a $3 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Because of all of the money LaVine has made in his career, he had plenty to spend on his new fiancé’s engagement ring. LaVine recently proposed to his girlfriend Hunter Mar, despite being quarantined. He gave her a huge ring too. You can check out the photo on TMZ.
Zach LaVine, like all other NBA players, cannot play basketball right now. He, however, is still living his best life with his $29 million-plus in career earnings and his new fiancé.