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Zach LaVine on teaming up with Nikola Vucevic: “I’ve always wanted to play with a dominant big”

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Nikola Vucevic was one of the big names that changed teams before the trade deadline. The 30-year-old Montenegrin center was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Chicago Bulls. His new star teammate Zach LaVine is excited to have a player like Vucevic on the team.

“I’ve always wanted to play with a dominant big,” LaVine said, per Sam Smith of NBA.com. “We’re obviously going to have to figure out our chemistry, but with a guy like that who is so talented offensively, dominant in the post, in the mid-range; he facilitates, he can pop for the three. I think a combination of us in pick-and-roll, pick-and-pops, is going to be (special).”

This year Vucevic became an All-Star for the second time in his career. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game for the Magic this season.


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