December 23, 2019, 9:38 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen struggled on Monday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting while adding three rebounds, two assists and two triples.
Markkanen came into this game on a bit of a hot streak, but that came to an end with Jonathan Isaac guarding him. Markkanen's buy-low window just opened up again with this game.
December 18, 2019, 10:25 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen dropped 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting, while tallying nine rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and five 3-pointers on Wednesday night.
This was Markkanen's first time crossing the 30-point threshold since the season opener. He is storming back to relevancy over, and posting top-25 player numbers over the last two weeks.
December 17, 2019, 12:06 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. had a solid night, posting 12 points (5-of-10 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), nine boards, two dimes, a steal and two blocks in 38 minutes on Monday in a loss to the Thunder.
While Carter hasn't made the jump that some hoped this season, he's chugging along with top-100 value. Lauri Markkanen's sub-par season continued with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.
December 14, 2019, 11:17 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen double-doubled with 13 points and 17 rebounds, adding four assists and three 3-pointers in a 109-106 victory over the Clippers on Saturday.
Markkanen was disappointing to start this season but has woken up lately with averages of 16.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 threes on .493 shooting over his past 6 games. The shooting will be key to Markkanen getting his value back. If he can keep his field goal percentage up he should be able land in the top-60. Hold on tight to him.
December 13, 2019, 10:55 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen cooled off vs. the Hornets on Friday, mustering just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two treys and one steal.
Consider this just a bit of regression, but Markkanen's upward trend remains intact. He may require a bit of patience, but good times are in the cards, just further down the road.
December 11, 2019, 11:09 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen dropped 22 points on Wednesday night to go along with four boards, two assists, and a block on 8-of-9 shooting.
Markkanen continues to put together effective shooting nights, and has shot over 50 percent from the field in four of his last six games. Over the last two weeks, Markkanen has been a top-60 player and is quickly rising up towards his mid-round ADP.
December 8, 2019, 10:55 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen continues to rediscover his jumper, as he went 8-of-15 from the field to generate 22 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and just one turnover on Sunday against the Heat.
It has taken awhile to happen, but Markkanen has now nailed four 3-pointers in four straight contests. The buy-low window is basically slammed shut at this point, and you should expect more nights like this as Markkanen tries to make up for lost time.
December 6, 2019, 10:49 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen continued his recent mini-run of solid play in Friday's 98-100 loss to the Warriors, going for 22 points, three steals, four 3-pointers and an 8-for-17 shooting line.
Markkanen remains merely a top-150 player on the full season but has turned things around in the last week and is sitting with more familiar top-70 value. This is his third straight game of respectable efficiency, as well as his third straight with four triples, and it seems like the buy-low window is starting to inch its way closed. His shooting percentage is due for a massive correction, and his points and threes will rise along with it. It should only be a matter of time.
December 4, 2019, 11:13 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen found himself ending the night with 15 points, five boards, one assist, two blocks and four 3-pointers on Wednesday.
Markkanen is showing some improvement in his shooting efficiency and seeing him knock down four shots from deep is encouraging, but he is a long way from ADP and still sitting outside the top-150.
December 3, 2019, 12:37 amLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen finally showed signs of life in Monday's 113-108 win over the Kings and woke up with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds, four 3s and one assist in 30 minutes of action.
Markkanen has been a huge disappointment so far this season. He managed to shoot the ball well tonight and there's still enough time for him to turn it around. His owners will just have to gut it out and stay patient at this point.
November 30, 2019, 1:24 amLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen's struggles with his shot continued on Friday with the Finn going 4-for-14 from the field to finish with 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two triples.
Markkanen is barely a shadow of his former self right now. The .353 shooting from the field has been a huge damper on his fantasy appeal this season. He's been outside the top-150 in 9-cat right now and owners will simply have to weather this brutal storm.
November 28, 2019, 1:17 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. scored eight points on 4-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds and two steals over 31 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
The Bulls are spiraling down and the box score is all you need to look at to know it. Carter and Lauri Markannen (eight points, 3-of-10 FGs, one three, four rebounds, three assists, one steal) have bore the brunt of the Zach LaVine and Jim Boylen led mess. Look for both of them to bounce back if serious changes are considered.
November 27, 2019, 9:16 amLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is livid about the team’s 6-12 start this season and the continued sinking profile of the organization and is beginning to focus on general manager Gar Forman.
The report adds that Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson is thought to be untouchable to Reinsdorf, while Jim Boylen is also well-respected, and his recent three-year contract extension was agreed upon by several Bulls executives and Jerry Reinsdorf himself. The situation in Chicago is far from ideal with an ongoing mistrust between Bulls players and management and a rebuild that still isn’t paying off in its third year. It’s hard to predict what happens next but it looks likely that changes will be happening sooner than later.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
November 23, 2019, 10:58 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. double-doubled in Saturday's last-second win over the Hornets, posting 17 points to go with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
WCJ continues to blossom into the producer the Bulls envisioned when they drafted him. His stats tonight are incredibly nice as he produced in every category. His strong post play has pushed teammate Lauri Markkanen to become more of a spot shooter than the double-double machine we saw last year. Coupled with Markkanen's slow start, it looks like WCJ has carved himself a significant role in the frontcourt and will continue to produce across the board.
November 23, 2019, 10:52 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored just three points on 1-of-9 shooting, adding six rebounds, two assists and a steal in Saturday's surprise win over the Hornets.
Markkanen took a backseat to teammates Coby White and Zach LaVine, whom scored a combine 77 points for the Bulls. He just did not have the hot hand tonight and failed to produce anything offensively. He is continuing to have a poor start to the season and will hope to turn it around after this morale-boosting win over Charlotte.