Lauri Markkanen Rumors

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Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen
Position: F-C
Born: 05/22/97
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $3,821,640
Then it’s time to see what the second-most important piece of the rebuild – yes, Markkanen is behind Zach LaVine – looks like against NBA competition. “I think I’m going to be good,’’ Markkanen said of understanding the playbook and Hoiberg’s offense, despite not playing yet. “I’m watching film and asking a lot of questions from the coaches, so I’m trying to be as ready as I can be when I get out there. I don’t want to have to worry about thinking too much. Just play.’’
The toughest spot to figure out is power forward, where the Bulls will want to get rookie Lauri Markkanen, Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic some minutes. There was talked Wednesday about playing Markkanen at center sometimes to help spread the playing time. “We’ve been trying to teach Lauri both positions,” Hoiberg said at the Advocate Center. “With Lauri being busy with the EuroBasket stuff this summer, he’s been behind from where a lot of guys are. He’s a smart kid, he’ll pick up things quickly.”