March 21, 2019, 12:58 amLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen went off for 32 points and 13 rebounds on 12-of-21 shooting in 38 minutes in a 126-120 win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
He added five assists and five 3-pointers to his monstrous stat line. He should easily carry middle-round value due to his scoring and rebounding alone. Although he has slowed down over the past two weeks, he should turn it round and have a strong finish to the season.
March 19, 2019, 12:25 amLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with nine rebounds, two assists, a 3-pointer and two blocks on Monday.
Markkanen finally broke through his slump tonight and it was only a matter of time before it happened. The 1-for-4 mark from deep is still a bit low, but he went 6-for-11 from 2-point range and focused more on getting buckets closer to the basket to establish a rhythm. He'll look to carry his momentum on Wednesday against the Wizards.
March 16, 2019, 1:19 amLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen was once again slowed by foul trouble and was limited to 10 points (3-of-8 shooting) with eight rebounds, two triples and one assist in 28 minutes on Friday.
Fouls have been bane as of late, with Markkanen averaging 3.6 fouls per game over his last five. Hopefully, with Zach LaVine now back to take some of that pressure off, Markkanen can get into a flow once again.
March 12, 2019, 11:04 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen shot just 4-for-17 from the field for 11 points and five rebounds in a loss on Tuesday.
He missed all eight of his 3-point attempts tonight, so the fact that they weren't falling explains just about everything. Markkanen has been hot, and could get even more usage if Zach LaVine isn't on the floor with him.
March 8, 2019, 11:07 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen had a quiet night in Friday’s 112-104 loss to the surging Pistons, scoring 18 points to go with two 3s, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Markkanen’s had two off-games in a row but owners shouldn’t panic. He’s still returning top-40 value over the last two months and he should be back to his double-doubles and high 3-point output soon.
March 7, 2019, 12:10 amLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen only managed 11 points with eight rebounds on 4-of-9 shooting in a win over the Sixers on Wednesday.
He was in foul trouble, but still saw 30 minutes of action and had a sub-par game. He has been dominating as of late, so expect him to bounce back with an early-round type of performance next game. Robin Lopez took the spotlight in this game with 19 points and nine rebounds on 7-of-13 shooting.
March 1, 2019, 11:18 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen overcame a slow start to finish Friday’s thrilling quadruple-overtime win over the Hawks with 31 points, three 3s, 17 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one turnover in 54 minutes.
Markkanen has been absolutely rolling lately, bringing back top-10 value in 9-cat over the past month while significantly helping owners in points, rebounds, 3s and all three efficiency cats. Good job if you stashed him early on because it’s clearly paying dividends as we approach the fantasy playoffs.
February 25, 2019, 11:18 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls in scoring in their 106-117 loss to the Bucks on Monday with 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting while hauling in 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Markkanen is arguably the best player on the Bulls' roster and he's been the best fantasy player over the past month. In the last 12 games he's averaged 24.3 points, 2.6 triples, 13.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.6 steals on .462 shooting. The rebounding numbers have really bolstered his value and it was actually one of the knocks on his game coming out of college.
February 23, 2019, 11:20 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen feasted in Saturday's win over the Celtics, putting up a career-high 35 points on 12-of-20 from the field to go with 15 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
That's Markkanen's second consecutive double-double and he now has at least 20 points in all eight of his games in February. The talented sophomore also has 10-plus rebounds in eight of his last 11 games and has grabbed at least six boards in every game since January 15. He's absolutely rolling and could easily threaten top-30 numbers the rest of the way. Enjoy the ride.
February 22, 2019, 9:35 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points and added four 3s, 11 boards, two assists and a steal in Friday’s thriller over the Magic.
Markkanen was fouled on a last-second 3-point attempt and hit 2-of-3 free throws to win the game for the Bulls. He’s been rolling and looks to close the season out on a strong note. Otto Porter chipped in 17 points, three 3s, five boards, four assists, a steal and a block in the win.
February 13, 2019, 11:52 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen put up 21 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's home victory.
Markkanen has been cruising since hitting the floor after missing the start of the season. This makes five double-doubles in a row and with the Bulls needing to see how their supposed core pieces mesh, there's no danger of a shutdown here. Zach LaVine posted 15 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a triple tonight and is also safe despite the Bulls' position in the tank race.
February 11, 2019, 10:37 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen double-doubled again in the Bulls' 99-112 loss to the Bucks on Monday with 20 points and 17 boards to go with three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.
He went 6-for-21 from the floor and 1-for-7 from deep but he's always struggled with efficiency. Markkanen has been loving life without Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker. His usage has increased and he's been a beast on the boards. This is his fourth consecutive double-double and lines like tonight are starting to become the norm for the blossoming sophomore.
February 8, 2019, 10:46 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls' charge in Friday's win over the Nets with 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting, adding 18 rebounds, four triples and two blocks.
The Fantastic Finn is on a heater right now with this being his third straight 30-plus point performance. He's actually still scraping the surface of his ceiling and could raise the roof even more post-ASB.
February 6, 2019, 11:50 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen dropped 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting with 10 rebounds in a loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Markkanen was already going to provide early-round value for the rest of the season, but is even more likely to end up in that range with Bobby Portis getting traded to the Wizards. The acquisition of Otto Porter Jr. should not affect Markkanen much and could actually end up helping his value.
February 2, 2019, 9:46 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored 30 points on 8-of-13 shooting (1-of-5 from deep, 13-of-13 from the line) with nine rebounds and one assist over 33 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Hornets.
Markkanen is going to be great the rest of the way and owners had to wait a while, but at least now he's tearing it up. Enjoy the early round value going forward.