Lauri Markkanen

LAURI MARKKANEN (CHI)

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#24•L. MARKKANEN

PF • 7'0, 240 lbs; 3rd year, Arizona

FUTURE TOP DOG

NBA ROLE: SKILLED, INSIDE-OUT FOUR

 

A 7-footer w/ a natural shooting motion, Lauri Markkanen is a prototypical big for today's generation; very skilled offensive talent, great outside shooter – Lauri's quick, no effort treys are second nature post-screening, spotting up, and coming off action on the elbows – doesn't exert much energy, form doesn't suggest extended shooting struggles; agile for a 7-footer – Lauri can put the ball down and score, utilizes 1-2 dribble pull-ups v. slower bigs; rough draft hook game & faceup attack – more comfortable facing (the rim) at this stage –  soft touch, able to convert faders & turnarounds; needs to screen a little better, add strength, avoid settling for jumpers & work on defensive positioning (staying vertical, setting up the D before guards push the ball); talented scorer, continuing to grow on both ends; (future) leader of the Bulls? – Lauri's an integral piece of Chicago's foundation – plenty of opportunity to star


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MORE ON L. MARKKANEN

  • Career: 16.7 points/game, 8.2 rebounds/game, 43% FG

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)

  • First-Team All-Pac 12 (2017)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 82