September 5, 2017, 2:07 pm
Lauri Markkanen continued his impressive EuroBasket tournament on Tuesday, pouring in 17 points in Finland’s 89-77 win over Greece.
Markkanen shot 5-of-9 with one triple while collecting six points at the charity stripe. He’s been a solid performer so far and has done well to quiet concerns about how his game will translate to the pro ranks. The step up to NBA competition is still a large one, but at least Markkanen has proven himself a capable scorer against professionals. He also added six boards. Though he could have a long leash on a rebuilding team, Markkanen shouldn’t be counted on as a serious fantasy contributor in his first year.