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Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen

Height: 7' Weight: 240 lbsAge: 22College: ArizonaDrafted: #7 (1st Rd.)

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Lauri Markkanen scores 15 in Tuesday's win

Lauri Markkanen recorded 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-9 3PT), four rebounds, and one steal over 27 minutes in Tuesday's 108-103 win over the Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact

Markkanen has been less-than-good since his return from a hip injury. After a 15-game absence, the young power forward has now played in four straight contests and is averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks over 24.1 minutes. He isn't fully up to his normal minute share quite yet, but he isn't showing the same spark or potential that he did in his first two seasons. If you've been holding Markkanen since draft day and throughout his injury, there's no reason to drop him now. While he was touted as primed for a breakout year before the season started by a lot of experts, he has failed to live up to that ticket and has been largely a disappointment this year.

Dave Kluge3 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen to play 20-22 minutes in Friday's contest

Lauri Markkanen will play 20-22 minutes in Friday's matchup against the Pacers, per Bull's head coach Jim Boylen.

Fantasy Impact

Markkanen missed 14 outings with a hip injury and made his return on Wednesday with 13 points and four rebounds over 21 minutes. Expect similar production on Friday as Markkanen's backup, Thaddeus Young, has been playing great lately and will be able to let Markkanen get some rest as makes his conservative return in a lost Bulls' season.

Dave Kluge3 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen returns from hip injury and scores 13

Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-4 3PT) and grabbed four rebounds over 21 minutes in Wednesday's 115-108 loss to the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact

Markkanen missed 15 games with a hip injury and immediately re-assumed his starting role in his first game back. He had a disappointing return, mainly due to his minute restriction. The Bulls have been decimated with injuries this year but Markkanen joined Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. back on the court this week and Zach LaVine should be back within the next week. Combine that healthy lineup with Coby White's emergence, and Markkanen holds some serious fantasy upside. He was dropped during his injury by a lot of frustrated owners but can pay good returns down the stretch.

Dave Kluge4 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) will return and start Wednesday night

Lauri Markkanen will return to action Wednesday for the first time after being sidelined since late January with a pelvis injury.

Fantasy Impact

Markkanen will be limited to 18-20 minutes and likely be slowly eased back into a full-time role. He was averaging 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists so far this season, the worst numbers of his career. The Bulls frontcourt features numerous injuries and minutes restriction, making it a mess for fantasy purposes.

Aaron Larson4 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen hoping to return for Wednesday’s game against Minnesota

Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) hopes to return Wednesday against the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact

Markkanen practiced in full on Tuesday and is hoping to return for Wednesday’s tilt against Minnesota. He has been out since January 22nd due to a right pelvic stress reaction. The Bulls coaching staff will have final say if Markkanen suits up tomorrow. The 22-year old will most likely have a minutes restriction when he does officially return. Fantasy owners should monitor his status closer to Wednesday’s tip-off.

Brad Camara4 weeks ago
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