Age: 21 Height: 7-0 Weight: 230 lbs School: Arizona
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen shines and shows off what a potential Markkanen-Luka Doncic combo would look like in 2019 Rising Stars Challenge originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com The Rising Stars Challenge is a fun showcase for the young stars of the NBA to show off their skills in a fast-paced game with little-to-no defense. So while you can't gain much in terms of serious scouting information from this game, you can get a better picture of where a youngster ranks among the hierarchy of top prospects in the league. And if Friday night was any indication, Lauri Markkanen is certainly near the top of the totem pole when it comes to the best young talents in the league.
Lauri Markkanen impressed for the World team with 21 points, but Kyle Kuzma's 35 points led the U.S. to a 161-144 win in the Rising Stars game Friday night during All-Star weekend. Markkanen, the second-year Bulls forward, shot 9-for-17, including 3-for-7 on 3-pointers, with six rebounds in the game
Lauri Markkanen has been delivering elite levels of production on the new-look Bulls. He's a clear riser in Dalton Del Don's fantasy basketball stock watch this week.
Otto Porter Jr. is no longer taking a back seat when it comes to scoring. Porter scored a career-high 37 points on 16-for-20 shooting, Robin Lopez added season-high 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies 122-110 on Wednesday night. Lauri Markkanen added 21 points as Chicago ended
Takeaways: Lauri Markkanen slaps the sophomore slump across the face in road win over Nets originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com In the first Bulls game with Otto Porter Jr. on the roster, they played like a completely different team in a surprisingly comfortable win over the (likely) playoff bound Nets. Ottomatic Otto Porter Jr. is the ideal small forward for this current Bulls roster The Bulls came out hot on offense in this one, clearly playing different on offense with the added offensive gravity of Otto Porter. The newest member of the Chicago Bulls went 3/3 from the field in the first quarter, including one 3-point make.