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.’’