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Lauri Markkanen Close to Returning

The third-year forward is slated to return soon.

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Photo: AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski

This morning, the Chicago Bulls announced that power forward Lauri Markkanen will be assigned to NBA G-League affiliate Windy City Bulls for an upcoming practice.

Lauri Markkanen has been out since January 22nd with an ankle injury. The seven-footer has struggled in his third season and many attributed that to him not being healthy. John Paxson also noted that the Bulls needed to find a way to get him more engaged within the offense.

Per Game Table
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2017-1820CHINBAPF686829.75.512.7.4342.15.9.3623.46.8.497.5182.12.4.8431.26.37.51.20.60.61.21.515.2
2018-1921CHINBAPF525132.36.615.3.4302.36.4.3614.38.9.479.5063.33.8.8721.47.69.01.40.70.61.62.318.7
2019-2022CHINBAPF464630.35.112.0.4242.26.4.3442.95.6.516.5152.73.2.8261.25.26.51.50.80.51.72.015.0
CareerNBA16616530.75.713.3.4302.26.2.3563.57.1.494.5132.63.1.8491.36.47.71.30.70.61.51.916.2
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/2/2020.

A hopeful target date for his return should be Wednesday, March 4th when the Chicago Bulls take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. In Markkanen’s absence, the Chicago Bulls only won three out of 14 games.


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