Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen

Height/Weight: 7' 0"/240 lbs
Born: Vantaa, Finland
College: Arizona
Draft: 2017 1st round (7th pick) by the
  • Inside The Spurs

    7-Foot Tandem: Would Spurs Go In On Lauri Markkanen Deal With Jazz?

    The San Antonio Spurs currently sit in a valley. About as quickly as it appears, it disappears, and there stands Victor Wembanyama. San Antonio general manager Brian Wright is in the roller-coaster cart — almost done with this analogy — while Wembanyama begins to help push it up the mountain. Spurs owner Peter J. Holt spoke on his team's goal of building a contender in coming years, and while what that looks like is still unknown, it undoubtedly revolves around Wembanyama, which Wright would fervently agree on.

  • ClutchPoints

    3 trades Warriors must make after disastrous play-in elimination

    The Golden State Warriors were once a perennial powerhouse in the NBA. As the dust settles, it's clear that significant changes are needed to reinvigorate the squad and return to championship contention. Here are three trades the Warriors must consider to turn their fortunes around: acquiring Lauri Markkanen, Brandon Ingram, and Dorian Finney-Smith. The Golden State Warriors now find themselves in a state of uncertainty as they enter the 2024 offseason.

  • All Pistons

    Mock Trade Shows Detroit Pistons' Potential Path to Utah Jazz Star

    The Detroit Pistons are desperate for a big move. With cap space to spend and assets to move, the young rebuilding franchise needs to show its star player, Cade Cunningham, that they are ready to turn the ship around. Free agency could present a lot of opportunities for the Pistons to make offers to notable players, but the Pistons don't carry enough intrigue to be actual contenders for those who are at the top of the market. The good news is the Pistons could play the trade game, where some notable prospects might become available as the offseason ramps up.