October 26, 2017, 7:38 pm
Lauri Markkanen scored 14 points and hauled in 13 rebounds in the Bulls’ 91-86 win over the Hawks on Thursday.
The rookie is a hot commodity right now and for good reason. He also hit two triples and blocked one shot for the night. He’s been the beneficiary of the altercation between teammates Bobby Portis (suspension) and Nikola Mirotic (concussion). At this point, Markkanen looks like the starting power forward job is his to lose and could be in for a productive rookie campaign.