Lauri Markkanen has lost a lot of offensive role in Chicago Bulls. He has gone from averaging 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in 32.3 minutes of play per game to not more than 14.7 points and 6.3 sacks in 29.8 minutes per duel. The next season will be his last with a rookie contract, so this summer he could already be renewed by the Bulls. The player, beyond his loss of prominence, is clear that he wants to continue wearing red for many more years.
Last year Markkanen shot 15.3 shots, while this season he was shooting 11.8 dueling shots. This, throwing less, has made it logical for him to lower his percentages to 42.5 percent in field goals and 34.4 in triples. This is the worst numbers in his career.
This spoke about his drop in performance: “I had 80 touches of the ball per game in the last two seasons, this season the touches dropped to 40. Don’t get me wrong, I had some plays intended for me, but it’s different. When I spoke to Jim [Boylen]We talked about how I should focus on getting rebounds and then leading the counterattacks. However, it’s kind of tricky when you have 40 defensive rebounds. ”
Despite this drop in confidence in him, the player is clear that his future is still in Chicago and he hopes to renew his contract as soon as possible: “I want to continue in Chicago and sign an extension with the Bulls. There is no doubt about it. I love to this city. ”
Lauri Markkanen is only the 14th player in NBA History to make 100 3s in each of his first 3 seasons but y’all can keep sleeping pic.twitter.com/Mhvb0Lwwl0
– Austin (@threepeatbulls) May 21, 2020