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#24
Lauri Markkanen
PPG RPG APG
14.7 8.1 1.3
Team: ChicagoHeight: 7-0 Born: 5/22/1997
Position: PFWeight: 227 Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
College: ArizonaDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Timberwolves (2017)


Latest News
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 (back) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Jazz.
Analysis: The rookie leads the Bulls with 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
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 25 30.7 14.7 8.1 1.3 0.6 0.6 1.4 .401 .335 .839
Career 25 30.7 14.7 8.1 1.3 0.6 0.6 1.4 .401 .335 .839

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
17-18 Chi  25 767 130 324 56 167 52 62 27 202 32 14 15 35 368
Career 25 767 130 324 56 167 52 62 27 202 32 14 15 35 368


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