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Team W-L L10 STRK
46-26 8-2 L1
34-38 5-5 W1
31-41 5-5 W1
22-50 1-9 L2
20-52 1-9 L5

2020 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 25.8 13.6 48.0 5.3 0.9

Top Lauri Markkanen News

  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Traded to Cleveland

    Markkanen was traded to Cleveland on Friday as part of a three-team deal that sent Larry Nance to Portland and Derrick Jones -- along with a first-round pick -- to Chicago, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Markkanen had expressed his desire to move on from Chicago after the Bulls selected Patrick Williams in the 2020 Draft and traded for Nikola Vucevic at the trade deadline last year. The 24-year-old will get his fresh start -- and a four-year, $67 million contact -- in Cleveland as he teams up with a frontcount comprised of Jarrett Allen and No. 3 overall pick Evan Mobley. The Arizona product had a stellar sophomore campaign in which he averaged 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. However, he has regressed in the two years since and finished last season averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game -- both career lows. Markkanen will look to rebound with the Cavs, but his health will be a primary factor in his success, as he has missed 20-plus games in each of the last three seasons.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Extended qualifying offer

    Markkanen was extended a qualifying offer by the Bulls on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Markkanen and the Bulls were unable to agree on a contract extension during last season, and he's expected to have several suitors in free agency, so there's a distinct possibility he'll be on another team next season. He's dealt with inconsistent play and injuries throughout his four seasons, but there have been standout moments as well. Notably, in 2018-19, he averaged 18.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores 17 in spot start

    Markkanen had 17 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and an assist across 25 minutes in Sunday's win over the Bucks.

    Markkanen ended the season on a high note, scoring in double digits in each of his last four appearances and in five of his last seven games, though he started just once in that span. The former Arizona standout had a down year and it remains to be seen whether he'll stay with the Bulls next season. He ends the 2020-21 season averaging 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game -- all of those figures were career-low marks for the 23-year-old big man.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores 14 off bench

    Markkanen tallied 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Saturday's 105-91 loss to the Nets.

    After totaling just 10 points May 7 and May 9, Markannen has scored in double digits in three straight games -- a span in which he's averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 three-pointers and 3.7 rebounds. The 23-year-old has had a down season in his fourth year in the NBA, averaging career lows in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. The former Arizona Wildcat will look to end the regular season on a high note Sunday at home against the Bucks.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Solid shooting performance

    Markkanen scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-7 3Pt) and grabbed two rebounds in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 115-107 loss to the Nets.

    Markkanen's eleven points were the most he has scored since April 28, and his three made three-pointers were his most since April 24. Brooklyn's porous defense gave Markkanen an opportunity to get a few open looks that have eluded him recently. Markkanen was once considered a franchise centerpiece for the Bulls but is now relegated to a smaller role off the bench. Interestingly, Markkanen is posting the highest field-goal percentage (47.3) and three-point percentage (38.8) of his career, despite averaging a career-low in points per game (13.4).

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Lights-out shooting in win

    Markkanen registered 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-9 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Thursday's 114-102 win over the Raptors.

    Markkanen is getting hot at the right time as the Bulls make a last-ditch effort to get into the play-in tournament. His six conversions from beyond the arc matched his second-best total of the season, and he's now shooting 43.2 percent from three over his last 14 games (5.3 3PA/G).

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Good to go Saturday

    Markkanen (illness) is available for Saturday's game against the Hawks, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Markkanen was forced to miss Friday's loss to Milwaukee due to an illness, but it appears he's feeling better Saturday. The 23-year-old is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game this season.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Questionable vs. Hawks

    Markkanen (illness) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Hawks.

    Markkanen was scratched from Friday's game against the Bucks due to an illness. Nikola Vucevic (adductor) is also questionable Saturday. If one or both players are sidelined, more minutes would be available for Daniel Theis, Thaddeus Young and Patrick Williams.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scratched Friday

    Markkanen will not play in Friday's game against the Bucks due to an illness.

    Markkanen was not listed on the injury report prior to the game, so this illness is presumably a new development. In his absence, look some combination of Daniel Theis, Thaddeus young and Patrick Williams to take on his minutes.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores team-high 16 points

    Markkanen posted 16 points (5-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and an assist across 21 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss at Cleveland.

    Markkanen has been struggling to adapt to a bench role, but he's posted 16-point performances in two of his last three outings. That said, he's recorded double-digit scoring efforts in just four of his last 12 games and remains a low-end fantasy asset as long as he remains as a second-unit member.

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  • Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Bounces back with 16 points

    Markkanen had 16 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and six boards in Saturday's win over the Cavs.

    It's been a rough couple of weeks for Markkanen, who's struggled to adapt to life off the bench, but this performance was a major step in the right direction. Prior to Saturday, Markkanen had scored just 22 total points over his last five games (20.0 MPG).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-0, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Age: 24
School: Arizona
Experience: 4