Lauri Markkanen Stats
- Height / Weight
- 84 / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/22/1997 (24)
Lauri Markkanen Last 10 Games
Lauri Markkanen News
Cleveland Cavaliers power forward/center Lauri Markkanen will make his first preseason start in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. With both Darius Garland (illness) and Collin Sexton (shoulder) sidelined for the game, the team will have a big lineup out to kick things off. Starting alongside Markkanen will be Ricky Rubio, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen. Markkanen could be an interesting player to target for DFS on Sunday. In his most recent game, he logged 21 minutes off the bench and tallied 11 points, seven boards, three three-pointers and a steal.
Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen wrapped up 2020-21 with a 17-point effort in Sunday's 118-112 win over Milwaukee. He shot 6-for-11 from the field and 2-for-4 from downtown with a 3-for-4 record at the foul line. Markkanen's work included five rebounds and one assist with two turnovers. The Finnish big had a good start to the campaign, but things changed quickly when he got injured and Nikola Vucevic arrived in town. His future in Chi-Town looks doubtful and Markkanen could be off in the summer as he's a restricted free agent. The 23-year-old will draw plenty of interest after shooting over 40 percent from downtown this season to average 13.6 points per game with 5.3 rebounds.
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic (adductor) and power forward Lauri Markkanen (illness) both have their statuses up in the air for Saturday's game versus Atlanta. Vucevic is the rare player in the league to have not missed a single contest this season, with Daniel Theis and Thaddeus Young looming for added minutes should the Bulls' star miss the outing. Both Theis and Young would already be in line for an increased workload should Markkanen miss his second straight game. Once viewed as an integral member of Chicago's young core, Markkanen has seen his production steeply decline since coming off the bench, averaging just 9.9 points across 21.4 minutes per game. Check back prior to tip-off to get the final word on both Vucevic and Markkanen.
Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen compiled 16 points, two rebounds, and one assist in 21 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's loss to Cleveland. Markkanen hasn't been a huge factor for the Bulls this season as he is averaging 14.6 points per game. The 23-year-old has also only posted double-digit points in two of the past eight games. While Wednesday's performance was encouraging, Markkanen's recent numbers and smaller role on this team keep him off the fantasy radar at this point.