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Lauri Markkanen
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Team: ChicagoHeight: 7-0 Born: 5/22/1997
Position: PFWeight: 227 Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
College: ArizonaDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Timberwolves (2017)


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Apr. 11 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST5:48 UAE (+1)03:4821:48 ET8:48 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points Wednesday on 7-of-13 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Detroit Pistons 119-87. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 21:31 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Markkanen went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Apr. 9 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET0:51 GMT8:51 5:51 PM MST7:51 PM EST4:51 UAE (+1)02:5120:51 ET7:51 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 10 points Monday, going 3 of 14 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Brooklyn Nets 114-105. Markkanen grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 25:57 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Markkanen went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Apr. 7 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST1:26 UAE (+1)23:2617:26 ET4:26 PM CTNaN:� - Markkanen (rest) will not play Saturday against Brooklyn.
Analysis: This is a critical two-game home-and-home for the Bulls and Nets in regards to tanking. Chicago is currently one-game ahead in the standings but can flip the script with losses Saturday and Monday.
Apr. 6 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST5:05 UAE (+1)03:0521:05 ET8:05 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points Friday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Boston Celtics 111-104. Markkanen grabbed five rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 23:25 of playing time. Markkanen went 3 of 5 from behind the arc.
Apr. 3 6:42 PM PT7:42 PM MT8:42 PM CT9:42 PM ET1:42 GMT9:42 6:42 PM MST8:42 PM EST5:42 UAE (+1)03:4221:42 ET8:42 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points Tuesday, going 8 of 14 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 120-114. Markkanen grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 24:21 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
Apr. 1 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST1:09 UAE (+1)23:0917:09 ET4:09 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 23 points Sunday on 7-of-11 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the Washington Wizards 113-94. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 24:55 of playing time. Markkanen went 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
Mar. 30 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points Friday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Orlando Magic 90-82. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 24:22 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Markkanen went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Mar. 29 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST21:02 UAE19:0213:02 ET12:02 PM CTNaN:� - Markkanen, who didn't play Thursday due to lower back spasms, will start Friday at Miami.
Analysis: Markkanen has missed six of the last eight games with back issues, so it'd be a surprise to see him play much the rest of the season.
Mar. 27 6:18 PM PT7:18 PM MT8:18 PM CT9:18 PM ET1:18 GMT9:18 6:18 PM MST8:18 PM EST5:18 UAE (+1)03:1821:18 ET8:18 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points Tuesday on 8-of-15 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Houston Rockets 118-86. Markkanen grabbed four rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -41 in his 27:57 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.
Mar. 26 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST19:32 UAE17:3211:32 ET10:32 AM CTNaN:� - Markkanen (back spasms) is expected to play Tuesday against the Rockets after taking part in the morning shootaround.
Analysis: Markannen missed five games before returning Friday and recording nine points and six rebounds in 22 minutes against Milwaukee. Expect the rookie to see a similar amount of playing time in this one, as the Bulls aren't going to overtax one of their young cornerstones.
Mar. 23 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST5:34 UAE (+1)02:3421:34 ET7:34 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored nine points Friday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 118-105. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 22:17 of playing time. Markkanen went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Mar. 13 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST1:49 UAE (+1)22:4917:49 ET3:49 PM CTNaN:� - Markkanen, who has missed the last five games due to back spasms, will start Friday against the Bucks.
Analysis: The same injury sidelined Markkanen for three games in December. He's averaging 15.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in his last seven contests.
Mar. 11 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST1:22 UAE (+1)22:2217:22 ET3:22 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points Sunday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the Atlanta Hawks 129-122. Markkanen pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -15 in his 29:02 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Markkanen went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Mar. 9 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST5:35 UAE (+1)02:3520:35 ET7:35 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored six points Friday on 3-of-12 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Detroit Pistons 99-83. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 26:59 of playing time.
Mar. 7 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST6:52 UAE (+1)03:5221:52 ET8:52 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points Wednesday, going 8 of 14 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls topped the Memphis Grizzlies 119-110. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +18 in his 34:50 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Mar. 5 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST6:37 UAE (+1)03:3721:37 ET8:37 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Monday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Boston Celtics 105-89. Markkanen grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -28 in his 30:18 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Mar. 2 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points Friday on 7-of-15 shooting as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Dallas Mavericks 108-100. Markkanen grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 34:13 of playing time. Markkanen went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Feb. 27 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)02:3820:38 ET7:38 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points Tuesday on 5-of-11 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Charlotte Hornets 118-103. Markkanen grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -19 in his 32:12 of playing time. He added two steals. Markkanen went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Feb. 26 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST6:10 UAE (+1)03:1021:10 ET8:10 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points Monday, going 8 of 18 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Brooklyn Nets 104-87. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -23 in his 30:27 of playing time. Markkanen went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Feb. 24 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST7:40 UAE (+1)04:4022:40 ET9:40 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored three points Saturday on 1-of-8 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-104. Markkanen pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 31:57 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal.
Feb. 22 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST6:58 UAE (+1)03:5821:58 ET8:58 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored three points Thursday, going 1 of 8 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 116-115. Markkanen pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -11 in his 32:37 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen struggled from 3-point range, missing all five of his attempts.
Feb. 14 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)03:4121:41 ET8:41 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points Wednesday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Toronto Raptors 122-98. Markkanen grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 25:02 on the floor. He added two blocks. Markkanen went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Feb. 12 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 21 points Monday on 9-of-19 shooting as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Orlando Magic 105-101. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 30:52 of playing time. He added one block. Markkanen struggled from 3-point range, coming up empty on all six of his attempts.
Feb. 10 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST6:51 UAE (+1)03:5121:51 ET8:51 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Saturday on 5-of-19 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Washington Wizards 101-90. Markkanen grabbed 10 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -13 in his 33:01 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Markkanen went 1 of 8 from 3-point range.
Feb. 9 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Friday on 5-of-7 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-113. Markkanen grabbed five rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 35:52 on the floor. Markkanen went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Jan. 30 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE17:1411:14 ET10:14 AM CTNaN:� - According to the Chicago Tribune, Markkanen (personal) will return Friday after missing the past three games.
Analysis: Markkanen is looking to build on his best month of an outstanding rookie season after averaging 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds in January.
Jan. 28 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST4:10 UAE (+1)01:1019:10 ET6:10 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points Sunday, going 6 of 10 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 110-96. Markkanen grabbed 10 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 32:31 of playing time. Markkanen went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen now has 721 points, surpassing Hanno Mottola (715) as the career leading scorer among NBA players from Finland. He also recorded his 12th double-double - second among NBA rookies.
Jan. 26 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST8:07 UAE05:0723:07 ET10:07 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points Friday on 3-of-10 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 108-103. Markkanen pulled down 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 30:51 of playing time. He added three blocks. Markkanen went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Jan. 24 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 115-101. Markkanen grabbed three rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -34 in his 22:40 on the floor. Markkanen went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Despite this effort, Markkanen has elevated his game of late, averaging 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while hitting 40 of 94 from 3-point range in his last 14 games.
Jan. 23 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points Monday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 132-128 in double overtime. Markkanen grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 39:31 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal.
Analysis: The positive is the rebounds are a career high for the rookie, giving him an average of 8.6 boards over his last 12 games. On the down side, Markkanen is 0 for 8 from 3-point range in his last two outings and is in a mild scoring slump. Prior to his current three-game funk, he knocked down a sizzling 15 of 28 shots from beyond the arc while averaging 23 points over his previous three games, so he's certainly worth sticking with.
Jan. 20 4:09 PM PT5:09 PM MT6:09 PM CT7:09 PM ET0:09 GMT8:09 5:09 PM MST7:09 PM EST4:09 UAE (+1)01:0919:09 ET6:09 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points Saturday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the Atlanta Hawks 113-97. Markkanen grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 30:10 of playing time.
Analysis: Markkanen failed to hit a 3-pointer for the first time 16 games but did shoot 50 percent or better for the first time in five contests. He has averaged 16.5 points in four games since scoring a career-high 33 against the Knicks on Jan. 10.
Jan. 18 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE06:260:26 ET11:26 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points Wednesday, going 4 of 12 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Golden State Warriors 119-112. Markkanen pulled down eight rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -33 in his 29:02 of playing time. He added one block. Markkanen went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Jan. 15 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST2:39 UAE (+1)23:3917:39 ET4:39 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points Monday, going 6 of 13 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls topped the Miami Heat 119-111. Markkanen grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +21 in his 30:24 on the floor. He added one steal. Markkanen went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen made his 100th career 3-pointer in his 41st game, the record for the fastest to get to 100 in NBA history. He's shooting 50 percent from deep (37 of 74) over the last 10 games while averaging 19.8 points and 8.1 rebounds.
Jan. 13 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST8:04 UAE05:0423:04 ET10:04 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points Saturday on 7-of-15 shooting as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 107-105. Markkanen pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 26:47 of playing time. He added one block and three steals. Markkanen went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: With Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn leading the way, the Bulls have a nice young core in the making. A few more pieces and the team might be a playoff contender in a couple of campaigns.
Jan. 10 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST7:53 UAE (+1)04:5322:53 ET9:53 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 33 points Wednesday, going 10 of 22 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 122-119 in double overtime. Markkanen pulled down 10 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 46:08 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Markkanen went 8 of 15 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen set season highs in points, 3-pointers and minutes. His eight 3-pointers tied Chris Duhon (2005) for the most by a Bulls rookie in franchise history.
Jan. 8 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST8:06 UAE05:0623:06 ET10:06 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 16 points Monday on 6-of-10 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Houston Rockets 116-107. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 34:28 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 3 of 5 from behind the arc.
Jan. 6 6:11 PM PT7:11 PM MT8:11 PM CT9:11 PM ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST6:11 UAE (+1)03:1121:11 ET8:11 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points Saturday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Indiana Pacers 125-86. Markkanen grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -24 in his 24:35 of playing time. Markkanen went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Jan. 5 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST7:58 UAE (+1)04:5822:58 ET9:58 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 16 points Friday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Dallas Mavericks 127-124. Markkanen grabbed nine rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 31:42 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Markkanen went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Jan. 3 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points Wednesday on 9-of-17 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Toronto Raptors 124-115. Markkanen grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 31:38 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: This was the rookie's first double-double since Dec. 8.
Jan. 1 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points Monday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 124-120 in overtime. Markkanen pulled down eight rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -14 in his 34:16 of playing time. He added one block. Markkanen went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen had a better shooting performance after he had 11 points on 4 of 12 from the field Sunday at Washington. He's been inconsistent with his shot lately, but still has averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in his last four games.
Dec. 31 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST3:41 UAE (+1)00:4118:41 ET5:41 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points Sunday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Washington Wizards 114-110. Markkanen grabbed nine rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 29:08 on the floor. Markkanen went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen has been inconsistent since missing three games with a back injury. In eight contests since returning, he's been held to 12 points or fewer six times while scoring 25 and 32 in the other two.
Dec. 30 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST10:08 UAE07:081:08 ET12:08 AM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored a career-high 32 points Friday, going 11 of 17 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Indiana Pacers 119-107. Markkanen grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 28:23 on the floor. Markkanen went 5 of 9 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The five triples also matched a personal best for the talented 20-year-old, who entered this matchup having totaled only 27 points on 10-of-32 shooting (31.3 percent) during a three-game slump. Markkanen is still hard to fully trust on a game-to-game basis, but he's certainly a player worth holding onto for fantasy purposes.
Dec. 27 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST7:49 UAE (+1)04:4922:49 ET9:49 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-15 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the New York Knicks 92-87. Markkanen grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 28:03 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
Dec. 26 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)04:2322:23 ET9:23 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored three points Tuesday on 1-of-7 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the Milwaukee Bucks 115-106. Markkanen grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 19:53 on the floor. Markkanen went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Dec. 23 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Saturday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics 117-92. Markkanen grabbed five rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -31 in his 26:02 of playing time. Markkanen went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
Dec. 21 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST5:48 UAE (+1)02:4820:48 ET7:48 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points Thursday, going 11 of 17 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-112. Markkanen grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 29:40 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Markkanen went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen had his best performance in three games since returning from a back injury that sidelined him for three contests. The rookie finished one point shy of his season high set Nov. 19 at Phoenix.
Dec. 20 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST8:14 UAE05:1423:14 ET10:14 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored nine points Wednesday, going 3 of 10 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Orlando Magic 112-94. Markkanen pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 19:52 on the floor. He added one block.
Dec. 11 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST2:24 UAE (+1)23:2417:24 ET4:24 PM CTNaN:� - Markkanen, who has missed the last three games due to back spasms, started Monday against the 76ers.
Analysis: Markkanen scored 10 points Monday on 4-of-11 shooting as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 117-115. Markkanen grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 25:32 on the floor. He added one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Dec. 9 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 15 points Saturday, going 7 of 14 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 104-102. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 29:50 on the floor. He added two blocks. Markkanen went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Dec. 8 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST7:33 UAE (+1)04:3322:33 ET9:33 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points Friday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 in overtime. Markkanen grabbed 12 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 33:38 on the floor. Markkanen went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen scored at least 20 for just the second time in 10 games but shot much better after he was 39 for 125 (31.2 percent) the previous nine games. He notched his seventh double-double.
Dec. 6 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)02:3820:38 ET7:38 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-15 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Indiana Pacers 98-96. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -15 in his 30:57 of playing time. Markkanen went 1 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen has struggled from the floor lately, shooting 31.2 percent (39 for 125) overall and 27.1 (16 for 59) from deep over the last nine games. The rookie is averaging 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in that span.
Dec. 4 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST7:59 UAE (+1)04:5922:59 ET9:59 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points Monday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91. Markkanen pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 31:55 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Markkanen went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen has struggled with his shot lately, shooting 30.9 percent over his last eight games. The rookie has averaged 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in that span though, and playing on a terrible team isn't helping his cause any.
Dec. 1 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST7:46 UAE (+1)04:4622:46 ET9:46 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points Friday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Sacramento Kings 107-106. Markkanen pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 27:50 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.
Nov. 30 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points Thursday on 7-of-17 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Denver Nuggets 111-110. Markkanen grabbed nine rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 31:37 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The Bulls are back on the court Friday against the Kings, and Markkanen has totaled nine points on 4-of-14 shooting in the second half of his last two back-to-backs.
Nov. 28 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET4:16 GMT12:16 9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST8:16 UAE05:1623:16 ET10:16 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Tuesday, going 4 of 15 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Phoenix Suns 104-99. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 34:21 on the floor. Markkanen went 3 of 11 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen has hit a wall, shooting 25.4 percent in his last five games.
Nov. 26 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST2:46 UAE (+1)23:4617:46 ET4:46 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points Sunday on 4-of-10 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Miami Heat 100-93. Markkanen grabbed 10 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 31:32 of playing time. He added one block. Markkanen went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen has been in a bit of a funk ever since the Bulls played in Phoenix on Nov. 19, averaging 10.3 points on 25 percent shooting in the last four. He had 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting and 13 rebounds against the Suns, whom the Bulls host on Tuesday.
Nov. 25 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points Friday on 4-of-16 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Golden State Warriors 143-94. Markkanen pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -37 in his 27:11 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Markkanen went 3 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Just an awful all-around night for the Bulls and Markkanen was no exception. He's really struggling right now, averaging 10.0 points on 9-of-42 (21.4 percent) shooting in his last three games. The good news is the rookie has totaled 27 rebounds in that span.
Nov. 22 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points Tuesday as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 103-94. Markkanen had an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 31:01 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 2 of 9 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen had his worst shooting performance of the season, going 4 of 17 from the field, however, he did grab a personal-best 14 rebounds one game after pulling down 13.
Nov. 22 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET4:12 GMT12:12 9:12 PM MST11:12 PM EST8:12 UAE05:1223:12 ET10:12 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored three points Wednesday on 1-of-9 shooting as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Utah Jazz 110-80. Markkanen grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -14 in his 23:54 of playing time.
Analysis: Markkanen was held to a season-low three points on 1-of-9 shooting, just the second time in 16 games he failed to reach double digits. He is Chicago's leading scorer and rebounder, the only NBA rookie to top his team in both categories.
Nov. 19 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST7:10 UAE (+1)04:1022:10 ET9:10 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 26 points Sunday on 10-of-18 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Phoenix Suns 113-105. Markkanen grabbed 13 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 33:39 on the floor. Markkanen went 4 of 9 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen scored 192 points in his first 13 career games, the most by a Bulls rookie since Derrick Rose (245) in 2008-09. Markkanen has averaged 19.3 points in three games since scoring a season-low six at San Antonio on Nov. 11.
Nov. 18 6:07 AM PT7:07 AM MT8:07 AM CT9:07 AM ET14:07 GMT22:07 7:07 AM MST9:07 AM EST18:07 UAE15:079:07 ET8:07 AM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 16 points Friday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 123-120. Markkanen grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 30:49 on the floor. He added two steals. Markkanen went 3 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Back-to-back 16-point games should the consistency the Bulls like about the rookie, who is probably the best player they have at the moment.
Nov. 16 7:28 AM PT8:28 AM MT9:28 AM CT10:28 AM ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST19:28 UAE16:2810:28 ET9:28 AM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 16 points Wednesday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-79. Markkanen grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 32:02 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Markkanen went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen has been a bright spot for the Bulls and he bounced back after finishing with just six points in his previous contest. He's averaging 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in 12 games.
Nov. 11 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CTNaN:� - Markannen will start Wednesday in Oklahoma City as expected despite not practicing Monday after spraining his left ankle Saturday at San Antonio.
Analysis: The injury ended the rookie's streak of 10 straight games with double-digit points to begin his career. Markannen leads the Bulls in scoring at 14.5 points per game.
Nov. 10 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE05:2123:21 ET10:21 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Friday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Indiana Pacers 105-87. Markkanen grabbed 10 rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -15 in his 28:20 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Markkanen went 2 of 9 from 3-point range.
Nov. 8 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST21:18 UAE18:1812:18 ET11:18 AM CTNaN:� - According to the Bulls, Markkanen will play Friday after missing some practice time due to quad tendinitis.
Analysis: Markkanen has been one of the league's top rookies so far, averaging 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds.
Nov. 7 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points Tuesday on 3-of-6 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Toronto Raptors 119-114. Markkanen grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -7 in his 29:22 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Markkanen went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Nov. 4 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST7:17 UAE (+1)04:1723:17 ET9:17 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points Saturday, going 5 of 16 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 96-90 in overtime. Markkanen pulled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 39:35 of playing time. He added one block. Markkanen went 2 of 11 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen was in double figures for the eighth straight game but shot a season-worst 31.3 percent while missing 9 of 11 from long range. The rookie has been as good as could've been hoped but these kinds of games will pop up from time to time.
Nov. 3 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST4:45 UAE (+1)01:4520:45 ET6:45 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points Friday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Chicago Bulls topped the Orlando Magic 105-83. Markkanen pulled down nine rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 28:38 on the floor.
Analysis: Markkhanen came into the game with 17 3-pointers, the most by any rookie in league history through his first six games. He was 3 of 4 from long range on Friday.
Nov. 1 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1223:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points Wednesday, going 9 of 18 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Miami Heat 97-91. Markkanen pulled down eight rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 34:17 on the floor. He added two steals. Markkanen went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Markkanen continue his impressive play with a season-high 25 points as he hit the 20-point mark for the first time. The rookie has been as good and better than advertised for the rebuilding Bulls. Markkanen hasn't turned the ball over in his last two games while grabbing 16 rebounds.
Oct. 28 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 15 points Saturday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-69. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 27:54 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Oct. 26 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points Thursday, going 5 of 13 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls topped the Atlanta Hawks 91-86. Markkanen grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 30:41 of playing time. Markkanen went 2 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Markkanen, the seventh overall pick in the June draft, made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points in Tuesday's 119-112 loss at Cleveland, drawing praise from LeBron James for his shooting skills. He got off to a slow start against Atlanta, going 1 for 8 from the field in the first half, but connected on a key 3-pointer with 48.5 seconds remaining to give Chicago a 90-86 lead.
Oct. 24 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST5:24 UAE (+1)03:2421:24 ET8:24 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points Tuesday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-112. Markkanen grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 31:57 on the floor. He added one block. Markkanen went 5 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The 7-foot Markkanen became the first player in NBA history to make 10 3-pointers in his first three career games. He is shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc and also has 28 rebounds.
Oct. 21 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST6:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 13 points Saturday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Chicago Bulls lost to the San Antonio Spurs 87-77. Markkanen pulled down 12 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 37:02 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Markkanen went 3 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The seventh overall pick has totaled 30 points and 20 boards in the first two games.
Oct. 19 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)04:2522:25 ET9:25 PM CTNaN:� - Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points Thursday on 5-of-12 shooting as the Chicago Bulls fell to the Toronto Raptors 117-101. Markkanen pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 33:27 of playing time. He added one block. Markkanen went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: After a rough first half, Markkanen showed some flashes of why the Bulls are so high on him. With Bobby Portis suspended and Nikola Mirotic injured, Markkanen will get a chance to show what he can do.
July 5 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST0:28 UAE (+1)22:2816:28 ET3:28 PM CTNaN:� - The Bulls have signed No. 7 overall draft pick Lauri Markkanen. The team did not disclose the terms of the deal Wednesday.
Analysis: The Bulls acquired the rights to the 7-foot Finn from Minnesota along with Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn for All-Star Jimmy Butler and No. 16 pick Justin Patton on draft night. Markkanen averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and shot 49.2 percent from the field and 42.3 from 3-point range in his lone season at Arizona.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
17-18 Chi 68 29.7 15.2 7.5 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.2 .434 .362 .843
Career 68 29.7 15.2 7.5 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.2 .434 .362 .843

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
17-18 Chi  68 2020 374 862 145 401 140 166 79 508 79 39 40 83 1033
Career 68 2020 374 862 145 401 140 166 79 508 79 39 40 83 1033


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