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: $4,536,120
When Markkanen was asked after the Wednesday win over Washington if he could become that “superstar’’ presence that this rebuild will need, there was no hesitation. “I mean my confidence is up there and obviously I have a long way to go,’’ Markkanen said. “I was playing better in February and thinking that I can play like that in the future too, just [more] consistently. I’ve got a ways to go, but my confidence is definitely way up there to be one of those.’’
Zach LaVine scored a career-high 42 points, Lauri Markkanen finished with a personal-best 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Bulls got some payback with a 126-116 victory over the Celtics on Saturday night. “That’s in the past, a couple of months ago,” Markkanen said. “We had it in the back of our minds. We didn’t talk about it too much. The coaches didn’t say anything about it.” LaVine and Markkanen became the first Chicago teammates to score 35 or more in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen each had 37 points at Phoenix on Nov. 20, 1996.