Zach LaVine
Zach LaVine believes he will become an All-Star (Elsa/Getty Images)

Not too long ago, Vendetta colleague Jackson Law, predicted that Zach LaVine was poised for a breakout season. Well, it turns out that LaVine himself agrees. The Bulls guard believes that the upcoming season is going to be a big one. He believes the Bulls will win a lot more and he will become an All-Star.

“Everything comes with winning. I feel like if we win and we’re in the right positions, the sky is the limit for me,” LaVine told ESPN following Thursday’s practice. “I had an All-Star-caliber year last year, but we had 22 wins so it got a little bit swept under the rug. But that’s how it’s supposed to be when you have 20 wins. But if I continue to play the way I’m supposed to, there’s no reason I shouldn’t be an All-Star or All-NBA type guy.”

Zach LaVine is more than just a dunker. He’s a really good player too. LaVine, 24, averaged career highs of 23.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists with 46.7 percent shooting during the 2018-19 season. While LaVine has become a really good offensive player. He’s a turnstile on the defensive end. In fairness, the whole Bulls team was last year. They were the 6th worst defensive rating a year ago. If LaVine can improve on that end, he very well could be an All-Star, unless you’re the kind of person that doesn’t care about defense. Couldn’t be me.

The Bulls are an interesting team. What do we make of Jim Boylen over a full year? Can Coby White be the point god of the future? Can Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter take another leap? The Chicago Bulls may be a contender to sneak into the playoffs as crazy as that sounds. The bottom of the East is any man’s race.