Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen

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

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
Draft Rank (ECR) F #18
Best / Worst #17 / #40
ADP #1




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Lauri Markkanen to see more minutes at center in 2019-2020

Lauri Markkanen was on the floor for 257 minutes at center during the 2018-2019 season. This year the Chicago Bulls want that number to rise.

Fantasy Impact

Being matched up against slower players will bode well for Markkanen's outside game. His efficiency should also be better with the help of Otto Porter Jr. for a full season and a bevy of new role players. The Finnisher is a solid third-round pick.

Lauri Markkanen (illness) will not play on Wednesday

Lauri Markkanen will not play on Wednesday versus Portland due to an illness. Otto Porter, Kris Dunn, and Zach LaVine are also out, so Brandon Sampson will get the start.

Fantasy Impact

Sampson is worth a look in daily with the entire starting lineup for the Bulls out on Wednesday. Shaq Harrison, Chandler Hutchinson, and Ryan Arcidiacono all get a solid boost for this one.

Sean Fitzpatrick25 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen posts double-double Saturday

Lauri Markkanen had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday. He made just 6-of-20 shots from the field but was a perfect 5-of-5 from the line. He added one three-pointer and a steal in the 114-83 loss.

Fantasy Impact

While it has been a poor season for the Bulls, Markkanen has shined raising his scoring (18.9) and rebounding (9.0) numbers in his second season. He looks to be a fantasy factor down the stretch and for years to come.

Brad Richter25 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen scores 32 points in overtime win

Lauri Markkanen had a big night on Wednesday with 32 points and 13 rebounds in the 126-120 overtime win against the Wizards. He shot 12-of-21 from the field including 5-of-8 from three-point range in 38 minutes. Markkanen also chipped in with five assists and a block.

Fantasy Impact

The 32-point efforts matched Marrkanen's second highest point total of the season. He recorded his 19th double-double of the year as he has improved on his numbers from his rookie season in his second year. At 21 years old, Markkanen should be a good fantasy option for years to come.

Brad Richter26 weeks ago
Lauri Markkanen scores 11 points in blowout loss

Lauri Markkanen and the Bulls lost by 27 points to the Kings on Sunday. Markkanen was limited to 23 minutes finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Fantasy Impact

Markkanen will look to rebound on the second game of a back-to-back on Monday when the Bulls visit the Suns in Phoenix. He has been limited to just 10 or 11 points in three straight outings.

Brad Richter26 weeks ago