MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite guarantees of a multimillion-dollar paycheck at least the next two years, Zach LaVine bears every resemblance of a confident adolescent.
His 19-year-old face struggles to pop out thin lines of pubescent stubble. His voice features a manufactured-sounding depth suggesting it's intentionally lower than its natural tone. When speaking, he'll lock eyes with the person across from him but occasionally dart his gaze away to his unfamiliar Minnesota surroundings.
There's raw, unmolded youthfulness present in the small-headed Timberwolves guard's hazel eyes. But there's also aplomb.
"I'm a very confident person," LaVine, who officially signed his rookie deal Tuesday, is quick to self-assess.
He's also wont to point out he frowns upon doubters: "I'm going to try to turn their heads." That despite his need for time in the weight room, his wiry, 185-pound frame that may not be done expanding isn't a limitation -- af...