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April 11, 2019 01:00 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Can resume basketball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 27, 2019 10:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Shut down for rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 27, 2019 02:28 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Won't play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 26, 2019 08:56 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 24, 2019 06:28 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Double-doubles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2019 10:44 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Leads all scorers with 32 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen produced 32 points (12-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists and a block across 37 minutes in the Bulls' win over the Wizards on Wednesday.

Markkanen was fantastic in Wednesday's win, producing a huge double-double with points and rebounds and adding five helpers and a block. He's a capable scorer, but his scoring explosion was owed at least partially to the absences of Zach LaVine (thigh) and Otto Porter (shoulder).

March 19, 2019 12:36 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Improved effort in comfortable win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen totaled 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 31 minutes during Monday's 116-101 victory over Phoenix.

Markkanen was productive Monday, ending the game with 17 points and nine rebounds. Nothing like a game against the Suns to play someone back into form, as Markkanen got things going on both ends of the floor. The two blocks are always a nice bonus for owners but it has been his regular strengths that have been lacking of late. Perhaps this is just what he needs to find his rhythm and build towards a strong finish to the season.

March 17, 2019 10:24 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores just 11 points Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen totaled 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one block in 23 minutes during Sunday's 129-102 loss to Sacramento.

Markkanen offensive drought continued Sunday, scoring less than 20 points for the eighth consecutive game. He has been quite tentative when shooting the ball, hitting multiple three-pointers in just two of his last seven games. Across that same period, he has a combined two blocks and two steals, with double-digit rebounding just once. The Bulls will back up Monday when they travel to Phoenix in what could be an opportunity for Markkanen to get things going again.

March 9, 2019 12:24 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Bounces back in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen totaled 18 points (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal over 36 minutes in the Bulls' loss to the Pistons on Friday.

Markkanen bounced back from Wednesday's performance against the 76ers, though the Bulls still came away with a loss. Markkanen has seen a slight dip in production over his last two games, but fantasy owners have nothing to fear from a brief slump.

March 6, 2019 11:00 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores just 11 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen totaled 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and an assist across 30 minutes in the Bulls' win over the 76ers on Wednesday.

Markannen produced his lowest point total in nearly two months, but he did manage to grab eight boards. His play in Wednesday's loss was surprising, considering Markannen averaged 23.6 points and 13.0 rebounds per game over his last 16 contests.

March 5, 2019 11:28 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Double-doubles Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen totaled 14 points (4-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes in Tuesday's 105-96 loss to the Pacers.

After five-straight double-doubles, Markkanen failed to register one his last time out, but rebounded nicely Tuesday with a solid effort. His toughness on the glass is persistent and even when he has shooting woes, like Tuesday's game, he is still able to find a way to produce: this time it was via the charity stripe.

February 28, 2019 12:28 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Grabs fourth straight double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen scored 22 points (7-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 8-9 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and an assist in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 109-107 win over the Grizzlies.

The second-year forward has recorded four straight double-doubles and 11 in the last 13 games, missing in the other two contests by a single board each time. Markkanen is averaging an impressive 24.2 points, 13.1 rebounds, 2.4 three-pointers and 2.3 assists over that stretch, and he's solidifying his spot as a key part of the Bulls' future.

February 26, 2019 01:40 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Big double-double in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen scored 26 points (11-22 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes during Monday's 117-106 loss to the Bucks.

The 21-year-old forward continues to post outstanding numbers, grabbing double-doubles in 10 of the last 12 games while averaging 24.3 points, 13.3 boards, 2.6 three-pointers and 2.4 assists. The Bulls remain headed for the draft lottery, but Markkanen is establishing himself as a player the franchise can build around.

February 24, 2019 01:08 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Career night in upset victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen finished with 35 points (12-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 37 minutes during Saturday's 126-116 victory over the Celtics.

Markkanen went off for a career-high 35 points Saturday, shooting 12-of-20 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. This performance came out of nowhere for the Bulls as they upset one of the more fancied teams in the East. Markkanen has been spectacular over the past month, putting up top-20 numbers. Both he and Zach LaVine are at least giving the Bulls fans hope that their future could be somewhat positive.

February 22, 2019 10:20 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Drops 25 points, 11 boards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen supplied 25 points (8-21 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 38 minutes during Friday's 110-109 win over the Magic.

Markkanen has scored at least 20 points in all seven February matchups and has recorded a double-double in nine of the last 10 games (and six straight). A tough stretch looms with the Celtics on tap for Saturday followed by the Bucks on Monday, but the sophomore big man remains a solid bet to produce plenty of counting stats.

February 16, 2019 01:20 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores 21 points Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen tallied 21 points (9-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds, and two assists in 22 minutes during Friday's 161-144 loss to Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Markkanen started for Team World and ended with 21 points, second only to Ben Simmons who finished with 28 points. After missing a large chunk of the season due to injury, Markkanen has come on strong for the Bulls and is the 22nd ranked player over the past month. If he ever manages to put up consistent numbers on the defensive end of the floor, his overall value would likely sit inside the top-20.

February 14, 2019 03:56 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Another double-double in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen scored 21 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, six assists and a steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 122-110 win over the Grizzlies.

That's now five straight double-doubles for Markkanen, who would have nine straight had he not fallen one board short against the Hornets on Feb. 2. The second-year forward is averaging 22.8 points, 13.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.4 three-pointers over that nine-game stretch, and he seems headed for a big finish to the season as one of the focal points of the rebuilding Bulls' offense.

February 12, 2019 12:16 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Posts 20 points, 17 boards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen amassed 20 points (6-21 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 17 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 38 minutes during Monday's 112-99 loss to the Bucks.

Markkanen hasn't recorded a block in five of the last six games and broke a six-game streak without steals. Nevertheless, the double-double machine grabbed boards galore despite the fact that Robin Lopez saw 33 minutes, as the veteran snagged just four. With Wendell Carter (thumb) likely out until at least the third week of March and Bobby Portis recently being dealt to the Wizards, Markkanen is feasting and making the most of his opportunities.

February 10, 2019 05:20 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Double-doubles in loss Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen tallied 20 points (9-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, and four assists in 32 minutes during Saturday's 134-125 loss to the Wizards.

Markkanen put up a double-double Saturday, his third straight and sixth from his past seven games. He has hit at least 53 percent of his shots in four straight games but still struggles on the defensive end of the floor. As soon as he figures out that aspect of his game, his overall value should increase.

February 9, 2019 12:24 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Posts 31 points, 18 boards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen collected 31 points (11-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 18 rebounds, and two blocks in 38 minutes during Friday's 125-106 win over the Nets.

Markkanen has scored at least 30 points in three straight games while recording a double-double in five of the last six. Prior to this recent stretch, Markkanen had logged five double-doubles through his first 26 appearances this season. He has clearly done everything in his power to pick up the slack on the boards since Wendell Carter (thumb) got hurt, and Markkanen seems primed to continue filling up stat sheets on an almost nightly basis over the final third of the regular season.

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