Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen won't return to the lineup Monday against the Kings after all.

Markkanen has been away from the team, missing the last two games, due to the birth of his child. He was expected to return to the lineup Monday, but flight delays thwarted his plans.

Averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, Markkanen, a 7-footer with a sweet 3-point shooting touch, has given the Bulls hope in an otherwise rebuilding season.