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What Zach LaVine's injury means for the Wolves -- and his future

What should we expect from Zach LaVine going forward? David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Image

The Minnesota Timberwolves received bad news Saturday, announcing that guard Zach LaVine suffered a torn ACL during Friday's loss to the Detroit Pistons and will undergo season-ending surgery.

In his third season, LaVine had started all 47 games he played and averaged a career-high 18.9 points per game as one of three Timberwolves younger than age 22 (he'll turn 22 on March 10) scoring at least that many.

What does LaVine's injury mean for Minnesota's hopes of mounting a late playoff push this season? And how will it affect his development and the Timberwolves' future plans? Let's take a look.