October 13, 2017, 8:36 pm
Lauri Markkanen drew the start on Friday and posted 13 points, three triples, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in 29 minutes of action.
Not a bad night from Markkanen, who shot 4-of-9. He’s not going to start to open the season (barring a major surprise) but should earn more time as the Bulls prioritize youth development in what’s likely to be a lost season. Markkanen could stand to add some defensive stats into the mix but he might be able to deliver late-round value on the back of rebounds and out-of-position threes at the end of the year.