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: $5,300,400
Why did you sacrifice so much? There were times it seemed to me like you overdid it a little bit. You could have shot more or maybe looked for your offense a little bit more. Kris Dunn: I mean, it’s tough. I’m still trying to figure out who I was as a point guard. And when you’ve got Zach (LaVine) and Lauri (Markkanen) on the team who can shoot at a high level, and then you bring in Otto and he shoots at a high level. Those three guys averaged 20 since they’ve been here. And the multi ball-handling situation kind of messed up my groove a little bit to figure out where I could be aggressive at. So it’s a little bit of everything. But I don’t get too down on it. It’s a learning experience. This summer I’m going to bring it.
“The first part of that is through the draft and to get relevant again,’’ Paxson said, in explaining how the Bulls plan to build an elite roster. “I’m not ruling out Zach LaVine or Lauri Markkanen being significant players in this league. Zach just turned 24 and I thought Zach had a really good year, a really good year. He grew in a lot of ways where I think he’s going to get better. Lauri’s just still a young guy. As I’ve mentioned many times, the internal growth of our guys is a key part of that.’’