October 22, 2019, 8:45 amLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Lauri Markkanen and the third-year options on center Wendell Carter Jr. and small forward Chandler Hutchison.
All three now have their deals guaranteed through the end of next season. Markkanen averaged 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in 52 games last season, shooting 43 percent from the field. WCJ, meanwhile, battled injuries for much of last season, but still appeared in 44 games and averaged 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. Hutchison had a rookie season to forget after appearing in 44 games and averaging just 5.2 points and 4.2 boards.
Source: NBC Chicago