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March 10, 2020 10:32 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Scores 15 points in 27 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen contributed 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers.

Markkanen returned from a pelvic stress reaction about a week ago, and has seen his playing time increase slightly in each of the four games he's played since his return. He's been a bit slow to get back into form, which isn't wholly unexpected of a player who missed 15 consecutive games. In his previous three outings since his return, 22-year old has averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 boards and 1.7 threes in 23.1 minutes per game, shooting 42.9 percent from the field. This game was a step in the right direction, but still a far cry from what fantasy owners were expecting when they drafted him.

March 7, 2020 07:44 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Ugly outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen clunked for three points (1-10 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, a steal and a block in 22 minutes Friday during a 108-102 loss to the Pacers.

Markkanen is bound to have his ups and downs after missing a month and a half (pelvis), however the degree of struggle displayed on Friday is discouraging. Those rostering Markkanen have likely mastered the art of patience by this point, but he should be kept on a short leash given his inconsistencies and replicable production.

March 6, 2020 01:32 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: On restriction of 20-22 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen will have a restriction of 20-22 minutes Friday against the Pacers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Markkanen returned Wednesday, playing 21 minutes and posting 13 points and four rebounds. He'll see a similar allotment of minutes Friday as he's eased back into game action.

March 5, 2020 10:40 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Solid in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (pelvis) scored 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt) while tacking on four rebounds in 21 minutes during the Bulls' 115-108 loss to the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Markkanen's return was likely a welcome sight for Bulls fans, as Chicago looks to fill the gaping hole created by Zach LaVine's quadriceps injury. After averaging 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds last season, Markkanen had dipped to 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season prior to missing time with the pelvic injury. The productive outing in a limited showing is a positive sign for his rest-of-season outlook, but interested parties shouldn't forget that he's generally disappointed this season.

March 4, 2020 05:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Will play under minutes limit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (pelvis) will will return to the starting lineup Wednesday against Minnesota.

Markkanen hasn't played since Jan. 22, but he'll make his return to the starting lineup Wednesday after ramping up his activity level in recent days. Markkanen practiced with the Bulls' G League affiliate earlier in the week, and he was able to go through a full practice with the Bulls on Tuesday. Considering the long layoff, Markkanen will face a minutes limit of 18 to 20 minutes Wednesday night.

March 3, 2020 06:00 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Hopes to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (pelvis) said he hopes to make his return Wednesday against Minnesota, KC Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. He is officially listed as questionable.

After participating in a full-contact workout with the G League's Windy City Bulls on Monday, Markkanen rejoined the parent club Tuesday for another full practice. The third-year big man is apparently confident in his health coming out of the session, but he said it will be up to the Bulls' coaching staff as to whether he'll be cleared to return Wednesday. If he's ultimately given the green light, Markkanen will almost certainly face a minutes restriction, as he hasn't played since Jan. 22.

March 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: 'Close' to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jim Boylen said Markkanen (pelvis), who has already been ruled out Monday against the Mavericks, is getting "close" to a return, Cody Westerlund of WSCR 670 The Score reports.

Markkanen hasn't played since Jan. 22 due to a right pelvic stress reaction, but he appears to be nearing a return after practicing with the Windy City Bulls on Monday. He's expected to travel to Minnesota with the big club for Wednesday's game, though his status for that contest has yet to be determined.

March 2, 2020 01:40 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (pelvis) will not play in Monday's game against Chicago.

Markkanen was doubtful coming in, so no surprise here, but it does sound as though the forward is nearing a return to game action. He practiced with the Bulls' G League affiliate Monday, so the hope is that he could return sometime this week. The Bulls play again Wednesday in Minnesota before hosting Indiana on Friday.

March 3, 2020 09:20 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Will practice in G League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (pelvis) will practice with the Bulls' G League affiliate before returning to the team later in the day.

Markkanen will get some extra practice in the G League before rejoining the Bulls ahead of Monday's tilt with Dallas. It's unclear whether he'll suit up, but considering he was tagged doubtful coming in, there's a good chance he'll be held out again. That said, Markkanen's making noticeable progress in his return from a pelvic stress fracture and has a chance at returning for any of Chicago's four games this week.

March 1, 2020 06:20 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Doubtful Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (pelvis) is considered doubtful for Monday's game against Dallas.

The Bulls haven't provided an update on Markkanen in a couple weeks, but around the All-Star break, it was reported that the forward wouldn't return until March, at the earliest. With the calendar now turned, it looks as though Markkanen's absence will will extend for at least part of the current month as the Bulls enter a four-game week.

February 17, 2020 05:16 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Unlikely to play until March
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jim Boylen said last week that Markkanen (pelvis) is behind injured teammates Otto Porter (foot) and Wendell Carter (ankle) in the players' respective rehab programs, Jamal Collier of the Chicago Tribune reports. Boylen is optimistic that Markkanen is on track to return at some point around the start of March.

Of the three players, Markkanen appears to be dealing with the least significant injury -- a right pelvic stress reaction -- but the Bulls have elected to hold him out for multiple weeks to prevent the issue from worsening. Markkanen had already been playing through an ankle injury before he was shut down in late January, so the Bulls don't have much incentive to run the third-year big man out there at less than 100 percent in the midst of a non-contending season. Assuming Markkanen heals as expected during his prolonged rest, he should be cleared for about a month's worth of game action before the season ends.

January 24, 2020 03:48 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Out at least one month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen will be out for 4-to-6 weeks after an MRI taken Thursday revealed a stress reaction in his right pelvis.

Markkanen had been battling an ankle issue for most of January, but the MRI revealed what seems to be an entirely separate issue. His absence is a big loss for the Bulls, as he's provided the team with 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in 30.3 minutes per game this season. Thaddeus Young could be in line for an expanded role at the power forward spot while Markkanen remains out.

January 23, 2020 09:24 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Back on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen is being deemed probable for Friday's game against Sacramento due to a left ankle sprain.

Markkanen is evidently still dealing with a left ankle injury, but the team expects him to play Friday evening. He's averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five contests.

January 23, 2020 12:04 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Puts up 21 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen generated 21 points (6-14 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, an assist and a steal across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 117-110 win over the Timberwolves.

Markkanen's ankle injury didn't hamper him in the least in Wednesday's win., which is good news for the Bulls and their injury-depleted frontcourt. He also re-discovered his long-range ball, converting 4-of-10 shots from beyond the arc.

January 22, 2020 07:32 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (ankle) will start Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.

As expected, Markkanen will battle through his left ankle sprain and take his usual spot within the starting five. The 22-year-old forward's averaging 14.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.2 threes and 1.5 assists in 30.2 minutes through 45 contests this season.

January 21, 2020 05:52 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Probable again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen is probable for Wednesday's game against Minnesota due to a left ankle sprain.

Markkanen once again finds his name on the injury report, though the expectation is that he'll start Wednesday's matchup. Look for confirmation on the big man's status closer to game time.

January 21, 2020 02:40 AM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Cold from behind arc
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen finished with eight points (2-11 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and eight boards in 31 minutes of a 111-98 loss to the Bucks on Monday.

Markkanen had a rough shooting night against the Bucks, failing to reach double-digit scoring for the first time in his last four games. He put up a decent night on the glass but was shut out of the rest of the scoresheet. He'll try to rediscover his stroke Wednesday against the Timberwolves.

January 20, 2020 04:00 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (ankle) is starting Monday against the Bucks.

As expected, Markkanen will assume his usual spot in the starting lineup for Monday's game in Milwaukee. Through 10 games this month, the third-year forward is averaging 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 30.6 minutes.

January 19, 2020 08:56 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Probable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen (ankle) is considered probable for Monday's game against Milwaukee.

Markkanen has consistently popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury, but he's yet to miss any time. Expect the Arizona product to once again be in the lineup at his usual spot.

January 19, 2020 01:28 PM
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Struggles from deep
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen had 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-8 3PT, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 33 minutes during Saturday's 118-116 win over the Cavaliers.

Markkanen has made two or more threes in nine of his last 10 games and is letting it fly from deep, but he is struggling to do it accurately since he is making just 36.4 percent of his three-point shots. Markkanen remains one of Chicago's main scoring threats, however, and should continue to produce even if he is not showing a lot of accuracy from the field.

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