Lauri Markkanen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lauri Markkanen Throws Shade At The Chicago Bulls Coaching Staff

    MSN.com "More often than not, highly-touted prospects just aren't able to live up to the expectations. Injuries, poor coaching, lack of chemistry, or even bad luck can take a toll on a young players' ability to take a step forward. September 09

  • Top Free Agents Remaining After Lauri Markkanen Sign-And-Trade

    NBA Analysis "NBA free agency was not as eventful this offseason as it was in year’s past, but still, we saw plenty of notable players and All-Star talents on the move to new teams in order to try and contend for a championship. Kyle Lowry went to Miami, DeMar DeRozan to Chicago and Lonzo..." August 30

  • Winners/losers from three-team Lauri Markkanen trade to Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lauri Markkanen was the biggest free agent on the board (well, him or Paul Millsap), and he wanted out of Chicago, but there seemed to be little momentum toward a deal as the summer dragged on. Then out of nowhere came Cleveland and what is ultimately a three-team..." August 28

  • Grading the Chicago Bulls’ 2021 offseason after Lauri Markkanen trade

    Clutch Points "Already having gotten off to a busy start to their offseason, the Chicago Bulls have completely revamped their roster and are looking to climb the ranks of top-heavy Eastern Conference next season. With the additions of Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Tony Bradley, Ayo..." August 28

  • The Lauri Markkanen trade clears way for Kevin Love to Lakers

    Clutch Points "Could Kevin Love be the next former All-Star to reunite with LeBron James and join the star-studded 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers? On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, and Portland Trail Blazers executed..." August 27

  • Timberwolves checked in on Lauri Markkanen before trade to Cavs

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls finally parted ways with Lauri Markkanen after an offseason full of rumors regarding the big man. Markkanen was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade involving the Portland Trail Blazers as well. However, it appears that..." August 27

  • Lauri Markkanen Headed To Cleveland Cavaliers In Three-Team Sign-And-Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers will acquire Lauri Markkanen from the Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal that also includes the Trail Blazers, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Portland will receive Larry Nance Jr. in the deal, according to..." August 27

  • 3 reasons Cavs traded for Lauri Markkanen

    Clutch Points "Now that the Chicago Bulls are officially moving on from Lauri Markkanen, the Cleveland Cavaliers could provide an ideal playing environment, enabling him to get a fresh start and continue to grow throughout his playing career. With a young and talented core in..." August 27

  • Lauri Markkanen Could Thrive With Cavaliers

    The Athletic "It’s all about timing. Nance’s declining-money contract was one of the best assets on Cleveland’s books from the day he signed it, but the Cavs were running out of time to cash in. They’re not winning the title this year, and Nance isn’t getting any younger. The..." August 27

  • Lauri Markkanen Could Reportedly Stay With The Chicago Bulls This Season

    Talk Basket "Lauri Markkanen is among the available players in the free agent market as a restricted free agent. Despite his statement about a fresh start, the Bulls’ forward could be staying in Chicago for next season. According to Brett Siegel of the NBA Analysis Network, Markkanen..." August 23

  • 3 Teams To Watch As Possible Lauri Markkanen Landing Spots

    NBA Analysis "Many of the top NBA free agents have already agreed to a contract while Lauri Markkanen remains an intriguing name that remains available in restricted free agency. Since the Chicago Bulls acquired Nikola Vucevic ahead of the NBA trade deadline back in March, there hasn’t been a..." August 22

  • All Eyes On Lauri Markkanen During Community Shootaround, As Free Agent Remains In Limbo

    Hoops Rumors "Markkanen could still be part of a sign-and-trade but there are complications. Teams such as the Pelicans, Mavericks, Timberwolves and Celtics have been mentioned as potential destinations with the first two having the most interest. The NBA’s..." August 21

  • Mavericks reportedly interested in Lauri Markkanen, but on their terms

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lauri Markkanen wants out of Chicago and was hoping to get that with a team that would pay him a little more than the league average (he wanted $14 million a season) and would give him a larger role. So far, none of that has been out there for him. Dallas is interested..." August 19

  • This Bulls-Timberwolves sign-and-trade if focused on Lauri Markkanen

    NBA Analysis "The Chicago Bulls have been very busy during NBA free agency and they have made some monumental upgrades to their roster. Not only were they able to acquire Lonzo Ball via a sign-and-trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, but they were able to sign Alex Caruso to a four-year, $37M deal and bring..." August 17

  • NBA Rumors: "30 Or 40 Percent" Chance Dallas Mavericks Acquire Lauri Markkanen

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks missed out on many opportunities to add other great players next to Luka Doncic during this free agency period thus far. It was clear from the playoffs that Luka Doncic needed other players who could take some of the offensive load off his shoulders. While they may have..." August 16

  • 3 teams who could pull off sign-and-trade for Lauri Markkanen

    NBA Analysis "Many of the top NBA free agents have already agreed to a contract while Lauri Markkanen remains an intriguing name that remains available in restricted free agency.  Since the Chicago Bulls acquired Nikola Vucevic ahead of the NBA trade deadline back in March, there hasn’t..." August 11

  • This Bulls-Mavericks sign-and-trade is centered around Lauri Markkanen

    NBA Analysis "The Chicago Bulls still face a need to facilitate a sign-and-trade to send Lauri Markkanen elsewhere. He remains available in NBA free agency with a few teams linked as potential suitors, including the Dallas Mavericks. According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the..." August 11

  • Celtics among teams to show interest in Lauri Markkanen

    NBC Sports Boston "One of the top restricted free agents in the NBA still unsigned is Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen. Markkanen is coming off his worst season with the Bulls. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." August 10

  • 4 Teams Interested In Adding Lauri Markkanen Via Sign-And-Trade Deal Worth $15M Annually

    Fadeaway World "Lauri Markkanen is a player who has faced reduced opportunity on the Chicago Bulls over the last two seasons and has been moved to a bench role for part of this season. It is clear that the Chicago Bulls will not get the best out of him, and with the roster moves they made this offseason,..." August 10

  • Bulls’ hardball stance on Lauri Markkanen leaves him in limbo

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls are in the midst of one of the NBA's more noteworthy offseasons, one which has included multiple flashy signings. The Bulls, as they say, may be back. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px..." August 10

  • Lauri Markkanen is stuck in NBA free agency limbo

    SB Nation "Lauri Markkanen looked like he was heading for a max contract only a few years ago. Now, the Chicago Bulls forward and former No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft remains one of the few unsigned veterans in the league more than a week into free..." August 10

  • This Is The Perfect Deal The Pelicans Can Make For Lauri Markkanen

    NBA Analysis "Among the top NBA free agents who still remain unsigned is Lauri Markkanen, the 7-foot sharpshooter who was taken No. 7 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. He wishes to move on from the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Pelicans have been linked as a potential option. As reported..." August 09

  • Hornets Want To Pair LaMelo Ball And Lauri Markkanen

    Fadeaway World "Lauri Markkanen was once viewed as a rising young star in this league. During the 2018-19 season, Lauri Markkanen averaged a solid 18.7 PPG and 9.0 RPG, all while shooting 36.1% from beyond the ark. However, Markkanen was inconsistent during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 season, and it has been..." August 08

  • Bulls’ demand to Pelicans in potential Lauri Markkanen sign-and-trade

    Clutch Points "The Finnish feels finished in Windy City. That’s the story right now for forward Lauri Markkanen, who has clearly expressed his desire to part ways with the Chicago Bulls during a recent interview in Europe.  The New Orleans Pelicans have emerged as..." August 08

  • Lauri Markkanen on his way to Mavs to join Luka Doncic?

    Clutch Points "After reports surfaced about Lauri Markkanen’s desire to leave the Chicago Bulls, more than a few teams have been linked to a swoop for the 24-year-old forward. Right now, Luka Doncic and the Mavs are the latest team that has been rumored to be in on the Markkanen..." August 08

  • Lauri Markkanen Wants to Leave Bulls in Free Agency, Has Offers from 'Several' Teams

    Bleacher Report "Lauri Markkanen is hoping to close the book on his career with the Chicago Bulls.  Speaking to Finnish journalist Antti-Jussi Sipila (h/t Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports), Markkanen said his camp has "offers from several different teams." August 06

  • The Hornets absolutely need to sign Lauri Markkanen

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets have shown a strong interest in acquiring Chicago Bulls restricted free agent, Lauri Markkanen. This move makes a lot of sense for the Hornets. They have been using PJ Washington as a small ball power forward for the..." August 06

  • 'Lauri Markannen And Kelly Oubre Jr. Asking For Too Much Money In Free Agency', Says NBA Insider

    Fadeaway World "NBA free agency has been one of the wildest experiences in recent memory. While this free-agent class was nowhere near as stacked as it has been in the past, there have been a lot of big names that have either secured big deals or moved teams. Players like Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Lonzo..." August 05

  • This Is The Trade The Timberwolves Need To Make For Lauri Markkanen

    NBA Analysis "The Chicago Bulls have been very busy during NBA free agency and they have made some monumental upgrades to their roster. Not only were they able to acquire Lonzo Ball via a sign-and-trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, but they were able to sign Alex Caruso to a four-year, $37M deal and bring..." August 05

  • The reason Lauri Markkanen, Kelly Oubre remain unsigned in free agency

    Clutch Points "Most of the big names are already off the board on the third day of NBA Free Agency, but there are two players who remain unsigned. Lauri Markkanen and Kelly Oubre Jr. That’s no coincidence though. According to NY Daily News’ Kristian Winfield, both players..." August 04

  • 3 NBA Trade Ideas: Are Lauri Markkanen, Goran Dragic, Buddy Hield Available?

    Bleacher Report "The spending frenzy that was 2021 NBA free agency's opening on Monday was followed by a more subdued— but still fascinating—batch of signings Tuesday. The Los Angeles Lakers finally linked close friends and 2003 draft classmates LeBron James and Carmelo..." August 04

  • Lauri Markkanen Sign-And-Trade Likely, Thunder Showing Interest

    Heavy "The future of fourth-year forward Lauri Markkanen ruled headlines throughout the Chicago Bulls 2020-2021 campaign, and the lack of resolution is bleeding into their offseason. Arturas Karnisovas and company opted not to deal the 24-year old at the trade deadline, with hopes..." August 02

  • This Bulls-Spurs sign-and-trade features Lauri Markkanen to San Antonio

    NBA Analysis "Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic make up a strong Eastern Conference duo for the Chicago Bulls, but this team still seems to be missing some pieces to be a true playoff threat. Making the move to bring in Vucevic at the NBA trade deadline last season was surely a statement move by Chicago, but..." August 02

  • Bulls Extend Qualifying Offer To Lauri Markkanen

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have extended a qualifying offer to forward Lauri Markkanen, making him a restricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. The QO is worth just over $9MM but Markkanen is expected to receive a deal exceeding that amount on the open market...." July 30

  • 4 ideal landing spots for Lauri Markkanen in NBA free agency

    NBA Analysis "Back in the 2017 NBA Draft, Lauri Markkanen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 7 overall pick out of Arizona. He wouldn’t be headed to the Timberwolves though, as he was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of the Zach LaVine for Jimmy Butler trade. After four..." July 30

  • 4 ideal NBA free agency destinations for Lauri Markkanen

    NBA Analysis "Back in the 2017 NBA Draft, Lauri Markkanen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 7 overall pick out of Arizona. He wouldn’t be headed to the Timberwolves though, as he was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of the Zach LaVine for Jimmy Butler trade. After four..." July 23

  • 3 ideal free agent destinations for Lauri Markkanen

    Clutch Points "Big man Lauri Markkanen is one of the wild cards of the upcoming NBA free-agent period. A soon-to-be restricted free agent, Markkanen’s role with the Chicago Bulls has been all over the place recently. Given them selecting Patrick Williams with the fourth pick in..." July 15

  • Offseason moves for the Chicago Bulls: Contract decisions on Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls learned the hard way that winning the trade deadline on paper or in the media does not guarantee a spot in the playoffs, or even the play-in tournament. At the time of the blockbuster trade that landed All-Star Nikola Vucevic, Chicago was 19-24 and in..." July 02

  • Bulls Sign-And-Trade Proposal Swaps Lauri Markkanen for Marcus Smart

    Heavy "With no first-round pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bullsshould be looking ahead to free agency, one of few avenues they’ll have to upgrade the roster. But before they can do anything this summer, Arturas Karnisovas and the front office will first have to..." June 27

  • Framework for Epic Bulls-Pelicans Trade Proposal Revealed

    Heavy "The injury to Coby White only heightens the Chicago Bulls‘ need for a point guard. There were more than a few questioning whether White is Chicago’s answer at point guard, with most leaning toward the negative. Read More - June 13

  • Bulls’ Trade Proposal Swaps Lauri Markkanen for Western Conference PG Jalen Brunson

    Heavy "Few teams are headed for a higher anticipated offseason than the Chicago Bulls, who, after acquiring Nikola Vucevic at the trade deadline, are firmly in win-now mode. With guard Zach LaVine walking into the last year of his four-year/$80-million contract, there’s an..." June 03

  • Bulls’ Trade Proposal Swaps Lauri Markkanen for Jalen Brunson

    Heavy "Few teams are headed for a higher anticipated offseason than the Chicago Bulls, who, after acquiring Nikola Vucevic at the trade deadline, are firmly in win-now mode. With guard Zach LaVine walking into the last year of his four-year/$80-million contract, there’s an..." June 03

  • Lauri Markkanen reveals where he wants to play next

    Clutch Points "After four seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Lauri Markkanen has failed to live up to the expectations that came along with being a 7th overall pick. Even with two stars around him in Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic, Markkanen hasn’t been able to produce at the level..." May 22

  • Lauri Markkanen Will Explore Free Agent Options

    NBC Sports Chicago "Lauri Markkanen isn’t comfortable talking about himself — or anything, really, outside the context of team.L It’s how he was raised and how he was taught the game of basketball. Read More: May 17

  • From Lauri Markkanen to Daniel Theis, what will Bulls do with their big men?

    The Athletic "With their playoff hopes in peril, the Bulls secured a pivotal 110-102 win at Miami on Monday night. It was a win that, coupled with a Washington loss, pulled the Bulls back within a game of 10th place with 11 remaining and a performance that spotlighted significant decisions that lie..." April 28

  • Spurs to make big offer to Lauri Markkanen this offseason?

    MSN.com "The San Antonio Spurs could be after their next great international player. A. Sherrod Blakley of Bleacher Report reported this week that multiple scouts and executives believe the Spurs will make a strong offer to Chicago Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen this offseason. The..." April 17

  • Will Chicago's Bold Move Keep Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen in Town?

    Bleacher Report "There's growing optimism the Chicago Bulls are starting to put a squad together that will allow them to shed the losing franchise label that has dogged them for years. No, these Bulls will not be confused with "The Last Dance" Bulls who dominated..." April 14

  • Lauri Markkanen on New Bench Role: ‘We All Have to Make Sacrifices’

    Heavy "The immediate outlook wasn’t great for Lauri Markkanen when he was benched for Thaddeus Young, but he’s accepted his new role, and is thriving because of it. Now winners of three straight, the Chicago Bulls are prepping for a late-season playoff..." April 09

  • Why Lauri Markkanen's bench demotion could make him intriguing free agent this offseason

    CBS Sports "When the Chicago Bulls traded for Nikola Vucevic before the trade deadline a couple weeks ago, it signaled that this franchise is all-in on building around Zach LaVine for its future. After all, a team doesn't trade for a 30-year-old, two-time All-Star if they..." April 07

  • Bulls demote Lauri Markkanen, who believes he's a starter

    NBC Sports Chicago "  Kris Dunn didn’t receive a qualifying offer and is in Atlanta. Wendell Carter is in Orlando. Chandler Hutchison and Daniel Gafford are in Washington. And Lauri Markkanen is now coming off the bench -- in a contract year, to boot. It’s not..." March 31