Sources: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls, to see specialist about ailing left knee

Chicago Bulls All-Star guard Zach LaVineSources tell ESPN that while he will be traveling to Los Angeles for further evaluation of the left knee, he still hopes to take part in next Sunday’s All-Star Game.

LaVine has been complaining of pain in her knees for several weeks. A January MRI did not show any structural damage. However, sources indicated that there is still concern within the company.

LaVine, who was averaging 24.6 point, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game, was chosen for his second All-Star Game. LaVine and fellow All-Star DeMar DeRozanThey were the league's highest scoring partner this season, scoring an average 52.3 points according to ESPN's Stats and Information.

LaVine appeared to struggle throughout Friday's victory. MinnesotaShe shot 5 of 14 shots and was clearly wincing on the ground. LaVine was not present for Saturday's win over Oklahoma CityHe played in back-to-back games and consecutive games against Indiana, Philadelphia and other teams last week. Sources said that he will be absent from games Monday and Wednesday in preparation for the All-Star break.

The Bulls have been able to withstand many backcourt injuries this season, including Lonzo Ball(meniscus tear) Alex Caruso(fractured wrist), who are now out for several weeks following surgeries. Forward also suffered a loss. Patrick WilliamsTore his wrist early in the season. He's expected back this year.

Despite it all, the Bulls remain at 36-21, just one game behind first place MiamiThe Eastern Conference Standings

Jamal Collier, ESPN NBA reporter, contributed this report.

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