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Celtics among teams to show interest in Lauri Markkanen

by Lewis hawkins
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One of the top restricted free agents in the NBA still unsigned is Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen.O

Markkanen is coming off his worst season with the Bulls.

He averaged career lows with 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 2020-21. Despite his scoring totals declining, he did post career highs with a 48.0 shooting percentage and a 40.2 3-point percentage.

Markkanen is a good player and a quality shooter. But with the Bulls adding DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball on large contracts this offseason, plus the need to re-sign Zach LaVine before his contract expires after the 2021-22 season, what does the future hold for Markkanen in Chicago?

A change of scenery could be beneficial for both parties.

Which teams might be landing spots for Markkanen if he leaves the Bulls? Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report reported Tuesday that the Celtics are among the teams that have shown interest in the Finnish forward.

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