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24 Lauri Markkanen PF

Chicago Bulls

Key Stats
GPMIN/GPTS/GREB/GAST/GFG %
3427.6155.50.948.4

Player Updates

April 9, 2021 02:48 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Posts 18 points off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen scored 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and corralled four rebounds over 18 minutes Thursday in a 122-113 win over Toronto.

Markkanen's minute total was his lowest since he played only 17 minutes before being pulled with a shoulder injury Feb. 5 against Orlando. Still, the fourth-year forward found a way to make his mark Thursday, notching his highest single-game point total since March 16 thanks to an efficient 8-for-10 effort from the field. Markkanen's playing time has been trending down of late, so he may need similar effective outings moving forward to remain relevant in fantasy leagues.

April 8, 2021 05:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Good to go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (lower leg) is available Thursday against the Raptors.

As expected, Markkanen will play despite a right lower leg bruise. Over the past five games, he's averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 24.8 minutes.

April 7, 2021 05:52 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Probable Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen is probable for Thursday's matchup against the Raptors due to a right lower leg contusion.

Markkanen is dealing with a minor injury following Tuesday's win over the Pacers, and he's expected to play Thursday. Over the past five games, he's averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 24.8 minutes.

April 6, 2021 10:36 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Efficient off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen tallied 15 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one steal and one block in 21 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Pacers.

The 23-year-old had been held to single-digit points over his past two games before breaking through with a 15-point effort Tuesday. The Bulls have now won two games in a row with Markkanen coming off the bench, so it's possible he stays in that role for the foreseeable future. The fourth-year forward will be an inconsistent fantasy option while the Bulls are at full strength.

March 31, 2021 09:52 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen will start in Wednesday's game against the Suns.

Markkanen will return to the Bulls' starting lineup Wednesday after coming off the bench for the first time all season in Monday's loss to the Warriors. It's unclear at this time whether he'll continue to start when Zach LaVine returns, but he has an opportunity Wednesday to prove he belongs in the starting lineup going forward. Markkanen is averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per game this season.

March 30, 2021 10:20 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Comes off bench Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen had 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six rebounds and an assist across 22 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Golden State.

Markkanen came off the bench for the first time this season, but he was an effective offensive threat and scored in double digits for the third game in a row. He also made multiple threes for the first time in his last four games, and while it remains to be seen if this will be his role moving forward, he still delivered value while not experiencing a marked decline in his playing time.

March 29, 2021 09:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen isn't starting Monday's game against the Warriors.

Markkanen will be available after dealing with a right gastrocnemius strain ahead of Monday's contest, but he'll come off the bench against the Warriors. Thaddeus Young will join the starting lineup in his place.

March 29, 2021 08:36 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Officially available
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (calf) is available for Monday's game against the Warriors.

Williams was probable for Monday's contest, so it isn't very surprising to see him active against Golden State. He should remain in the starting five Monday and is unlikely to have any restrictions against the Warriors.

March 28, 2021 09:08 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Probable against Warriors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen is probable for Monday's game against the Warriors due to a right gastrocnemius strain.

Markkanen posted 10 points in 26 minutes during Saturday's loss to San Antonio and apparently suffered a calf injury during the contest. However, it appears as though he'll be able to play through the issue during Monday's contest.

March 28, 2021 02:36 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Inefficient in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen posted 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds in 26 minutes during Saturday's 120-104 loss to the Spurs.

Make that six inefficient games in a row for the fourth-year forward out of Arizona. Markkanen is averaging 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers with little else while shooting 38.4 percent from the field during this stretch. He'll look to get back on track Monday on the road against the Warriors.

March 25, 2021 11:52 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Records 17 points Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen registered 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland.

Coming off a dismal 3-of-12 shooting performance against the Jazz on Monday, Markkanen bounced back and hit double figures for the eighth time over the past nine games. However, Markkanen continued to struggle from deep in this one; since going a perfect 7-of-7 from three against the 76ers on March 11, the forward has shot just 30 percent from beyond the arc over his last eight outings.

March 23, 2021 11:08 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Inefficient in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen posted eight points (3-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes during Monday's loss to the Jazz.

The 23-year-old scored his lowest point total since returning from a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined from Feb. 6 to March 3. Despite the down game Monday, Markkanen came into this game averaging 16.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.3 three-pointers while shooting 45 percent from the field over his last seven games. Markkanen is averaging 12.9 field-goal attempts over his last eight games, and he should continue providing fantasy managers with solid points, rebounds and three-pointers along with low-end blocks the rest of the way.

March 21, 2021 09:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Drops 16 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen went for 16 points (6-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and one block across 29 minutes Sunday in the win over the Pistons.

Markkanen has had a hard time shooting the ball, connecting on 40 percent or less of his shots in four of his last five outings. While he's had a difficult time scoring of late, he has been a rather consistent presence on the glass, grabbing five or more boards in 16 of his 21 games this season.

March 20, 2021 12:28 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Struggles continue in narrow loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen totaled just 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Friday's 131-127 loss to Denver.

Markkanen could not find his rhythm once again as he bumbled his way to just 10 points. That makes back-to-back games in which he has struggled to have a meaningful impact, something that fantasy GMs will be hoping he can rectify sooner rather than later. His fantasy game is typically reliant on his ability to score the basketball, both from the perimeter and attacking the rim. When neither is clicking, he becomes more of a liability than an asset.

March 18, 2021 01:04 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Quiet night in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen scored 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt) and added seven rebounds, one assist and one block in a 106-99 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.

Markkanen took only 10 shots and was pretty quiet on offense after averaging 19.5 points in his first four games since returning from a shoulder injury. The forward has been a solid fantasy option when healthy this season by providing managers with good scoring and decent rebounding totals. On the year Markkanen is averaging 18.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, but he has only appeared in 19 of the Bulls' 39 games.

March 17, 2021 10:08 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Anther 20-point outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen recorded 22 points (7-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and one assist during Tuesday's win over the Thunder.

Markkanen continued his superb play since returning from a shoulder injury and posted at least 20 points for a third time over the past four games. The Arizona product is now averaging 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds over the first four games since the All-Star break. Markkanen will look to keep things rolling against the Spurs on Wednesday.

March 15, 2021 05:56 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Grabs seven rebounds in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen produced 13 points (4-12 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 32 minutes in Sunday's 118-95 win over the Raptors.

Markkanen suffered a regression in his shooting stroke Sunday, but nights like this are to be expected after a 13-game absence. Still, he emerged from the break with an 8-of-11 shooting night against the Sixers, and he'll get more consistent as he gets re-acclimated.

March 13, 2021 10:20 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores 20 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen had 20 points (8-18 FG, 4-10 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in Friday's loss against the Heat.

Markkanen returned following the All-Star break and has looked downright impressive, scoring at least 20 points in both games while making 11 of his 17 three-point attempts. Expect him to work as the Bulls' second-best offensive threat behind Zach LaVine as long as he stays healthy.

March 12, 2021 01:36 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Drops 23 points in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (shoulder) registered 23 points (8-11 FG, 7-7 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during Thursday's 127-105 loss to the 76ers.

After missing 13 games with a right shoulder sprain, Markkanen returned with ice in his veins, hitting all seven shots from deep. While he's played in only 15 of the Bulls' 35 games thus far, Markkanen is still enjoying personal-best marks in three-point percentage (43.5) and field-goal percentage (52.3), aiding him to a career-high scoring average of 19.4 points per game.

March 11, 2021 05:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Officially available Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (shoulder) is available for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.

Markkanen missed 13 straight games ahead of the All-Star break due to a right shoulder sprain, but he'll return to the court Thursday and could be back in the starting lineup against the 76ers. It's not yet clear whether the 23-year-old will face any limitations during his first game back on the court.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
04/14vs ORLL 106-11517610010
04/12@ MEML 90-10116072300
04/11@ MINL 117-12119821000
04/09@ ATLL 108-12027551200
04/08@ TORW 122-113181830000
04/06@ INDW 113-97221560111
04/04vs BKNW 115-10723850100
Fantasy Points By Week
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12

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30

23

36

15

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26

21

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21CHI3493718438048.48020539.0637584.051115.03
2019-20CHI50149225159142.510931734.412615382.473714.74
2018-19CHI52168234279543.012033236.117019587.297418.73
2017-18CHI68202037486243.414540136.214016684.3103315.19
Total20461311151262843.8454125536.249958984.7325515.96
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21CHI349371865.47300.88150.44120.354027.6
2019-20CHI5014923136.26741.48420.84230.468129.8
2018-19CHI5216824709.04751.44370.71330.638532.3
2017-18CHI6820205087.47791.16390.57400.598329.7
Total204613114777.242581.261330.651080.5328930.1
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
7-0/238
Birthdate:
05/22/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Vantaa, Finland
Team:
Chicago Bulls
School:
Arizona
NBA Experience:
3