F - CLE
Lauri Markkanen had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists, and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday’s 110-106 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Markkanen has seen an increased workload with multiple injuries, and a COVID-19 outbreak hitting the Cavaliers but hasn’t done much with the additional opportunity. Coming into last night's game, Markkanen was averaging 11.4 points. 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists on 38.4 percent shooting with just 12.9 percent from behind the arc over his last seven games. He had an okay game on Tuesday night, but still, his overall performance of late is concerning. What’s even more notable is his downturn from the three-point range. Over the last eight games, Markkanen is a combined 5-of-36 from deep. Until he can shoot his way out of this slump, fantasy managers hopefully have other options to turn to for better production.
Cavaliers forward Lauri Markkanen chipped in with 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3PT) Wednesday night as the Cavaliers beat the Bulls 115-92.
Markkanen is still adjusting to a role with the Cavaliers that has him with a usage rate of 18.9%. You can still do worse than Markkanen on your roster.
Cavaliers forward Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points (9-15 FG, 5-9 3PT) and grabbed eight rebounds in the Cavaliers 114-96 win over the Mavericks.
Markkanen continues to carve out a larger role in the Cavaliers offense, averaging 15.3 points per game with a usage rate of 19.8%.
Cavs SF Lauri Markkanen remains out after clearing the health and safety protocols due to his conditioning.
Markkanen just isn’t back to 100% game shape yet. Continue to monitor his status but if he’s out tonight then it’s likely he will be out through the weekend.
Lauri Markkanen F will not rejoin the Cavaliers in their Wednesday tilt against the Brooklyn Nets.
Markkanen recently cleared the NBA’s health and safety protocol’s but appears not yet ready to see game action. For now consider Markkanen day-to-day until he regains his conditioning and is cleared to play.