Markkanen (illness) has been cleared to resume basketball activities, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports. Markkanen went through examinations by cardiologists, and he'll be free to work on the full scope of his game throughout the offseason. He had an impressive sophomore season, averaging 18.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 threes and 1.4 assists while shooting 43.0 percent from the field.
Markkanen (fatigue) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Markkanen was ruled out of Wednesday's game dealing with an illness after needing to leave Tuesday's game early due to fatigue. With the end of the season very close, and the Bulls near the bottom of the standings, there's no need to risk anything serious. With six games remaining, Robin Lopez and Cristiano Felicio should see a larger role. He's been undergoing testing as he reportedly experienced rapid heart rate and fatigue, however the tests all came back with positive results.
Markkanen (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Markkanen left Tuesday's game against the Raptors early after dealing with some symptoms of an illness. The issue is still bothering him, and he'll miss his first game since Nov. 30. In his place, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot could draw a start at power forward and/or see extra run.
Markkanen is considered questionable to return to Tuesday's tilt against the Raptors due to an illness. Markkanen provided ten points (2-10 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, two blocks, and a steal across 16 minutes in the first half, but was replaced by Brandon Sampson to start the second. Given that the Raptors have a healthy lead, it would not be surprising to see the Bulls err on the side of caution with their young sharp-shooter. Still, expect an update on his status once the team provides more information.
Markkanen totaled 18 points (6-20 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in the Bulls' loss to the Jazz on Saturday. Markannen came away with a double-double on a night that no one else on the team could do much in a crushing loss. Markkanen has taken a big step in his second year in the league, averaging career highs in points (18.9), rebounds (9.0) and assists (1.5). At only 21 years old, he still has room to grow his game even further.
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