22 Facts About Lauri Markkanen

1. Lauri Markkanen drives through the paint and throws down a powerful slam.

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2. Lauri Markkanen puts a nice move on Paul George and makes his way through the paint to the bucket for a go-ahead shot, leaving just 4.9 seconds on the clock.

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3. Lauri Markkanen started his basketball career when he moved to the United States in 2015 and after one year of playing on his college basketball team at the University of Arizona, he decided to go straight for the NBA draft.

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4. Lauri Markkanen offers a unique blend of European experience with the benefit of already adjusting to the American culture during his time at Arizona.

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5. Lauri Markkanen has a unique skill set for someone his size.

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6. Lauri Markkanen will need to continue to get stronger and prove he is a capable defender as he makes the jump to the NBA.

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7. Lauri Markkanen is one of the best shooting big men we have seen from an NBA prospect in recent years.

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8. Lauri Markkanen is originally from Finland and speaks three different languages.

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9. Lauri Markkanen was understandably rusty, going from the 4-of-14 from the.

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10. Lauri Markkanen was sidelined with an elbow injury, causing him to miss 23 games.

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11. Lauri Markkanen will move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pacers, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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12. Lauri Markkanen paired up with the Finland-based energy company Neste to produce a PSA.

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13. Lauri Markkanen came away with 20.8 FanDuel points in his first game back.

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14. Lauri Markkanen will take Jabari Parker's place in the first unit.

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15. Lauri Markkanen missed the first 23 games of the season after sustaining a right elbow.

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16. Lauri Markkanen hit the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining, helping the Bulls to an impressive victory over the Thunder.

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17. Lauri Markkanen hit the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining, helping the.

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18. Lauri Markkanen played with the Finland senior team at EuroBasket 2017, which was held in his home country.

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19. Lauri Markkanen averaged 18.2 points per game to lead the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in the summer of 2015.

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20. On October 19, 2017, Lauri Markkanen made his NBA debut with the Bulls and scored seventeen points.

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21. Lauri Markkanen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the seventh pick of the first round of the 2017 NBA draft.

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22. Lauri Markkanen played for HBA-Marsky in the Finnish second tier league from 2014 to 2016.

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