Lauri Markkanen Stats
- Height / Weight
- 84 / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/22/1997 (26)
Lauri Markkanen Last 10 Games
Lauri Markkanen News
The Utah Jazz will hold forward Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) out for Thursday's contest against Detroit Pistons as a means of maintenance for his strained left hamstring. Markkanen gave the Jazz a 26-point, 10-rebound double in 36 minutes on Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers and will catch a breather on the second half of a back-to-back set. The team remains on a cautious path with the reigning Most Improved Player of the Year, who missed eight straight games earlier this season with the injury. Markkanen should be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Toronto Raptors. There's a plethora of DFS value to go around with Utah's rotation so banged up on Thursday, with John Collins a candidate to re-enter head coach Will Hardy's starting five and Kelly Olynyk an option for extended run against the miserable Pistons.
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) said after Wednesday's 117-113 win over the New York Knicks that he doesn't expect to play on Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Markkanen admitted to feeling tired at times on Wednesday and that his leg felt like it hadn't had game reps in awhile. The 26-year-old stretch four played 25 minutes in his return from an eight-game absence due to a strained left hamstring, scoring an efficient 23 points with eight rebounds and four triples. But the Jazz are likely to load manage their franchise centerpiece against Portland, considering Thursday is the second leg of a back-to-back. Depending on John Collins' (illness) availability, Kelly Olynyk could see more minutes. Simone Fontecchio averaged 11.6 points, 2.3 threes, and 1.0 blocks in 28.3 minutes over the eight contests Markkanen missed, so he's worth streaming in fantasy if that package sounds appealing.
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) will suit up for Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks. As expected, Markkanen will make his return to the lineup after missing each of the last eight games due to a left hamstring strain. The Jazz are without John Collins (illness) so Markkanen could be asked to play significant minutes during his first game back in the lineup. It's uncertain if the team plans to limit Markkanen at all. Fantasy managers in season-long formats should get him back in their lineups.
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) and center Walker Kessler (foot) have both been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks. The 7-16 Jazz are set to get some reinforcements in the frontcourt on Wednesday, with John Collins (illness) still absent due to an illness. Markkanen's eight-game absence with a left hamstring strain should come to a merciful end against the Knicks, which is likely to revert Simone Fontecchio to Utah's bench and the majority of fantasy waiver wires after averaging 11.6 points, 2.3 three-pointers, and 1.0 blocks in 28.3 minutes over his last eight contests. Kessler, returning from a one-game respite with right foot soreness, has been in and out of Utah's lineup this year but figures to move back into head coach Will Hardy's starting group, which may also chase Ochai Agbaji to the second unit.