Lauri Markkanen headed to Cleveland in three-way swap

The Lauri Markkanen saga has finally come to an end. In a three-team trade between the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, the Bulls sent the fourth year power forward to the Cavaliers in a sign-and-trade. The Markkanen deal is four years, $67 million. The Blazers will receive forward Larry Nance Jr and the Bulls will get wing Derrick Jones Jr and a lottery protected first round pick from the Blazers and a 2023 second round pick from the Cavs. The picks could be crucial for the Bulls…

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Charlotte Hornets reportedly interested in Lauri Markkanen

The Hornets have emerged as a potential suitor for Lauri Markkanen. By Eurohoops teams at eurohoops.net/  info@eurohoops.net Lauri Markkanen is a restricted free agent and the Chicago Bulls can match any offer sheet he may sign with an other team. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Charlotte Hornetsis one club that is strongly interested in potentially presenting an offer sheet to the Finnish forward. Markkanen, as all other restricted free agents, may sign an offer sheet as early as this Friday (6/8). In 2020-21, Markkanen averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25.8…

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Bulls working on deal for DeMar DeRozan

The Chicago Bulls are apparently working on a sign-and-trade to acquire free agent DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls have already been active on the sign-and-trade market , engaging in such a transaction with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire point guard Lonzo Ball. The Spurs are allegedly interested in Lauri Markkanen who is a restricted free agent.

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Lauri Markkanen to (sort of) test free agent market

The Chicago Bulls extend a qualifying offer to Lauri Markkanen By Johnny Askounis of eurohoops.net/ info@eurohoops.net Despite raising doubts concerning his future at the Chicago Bulls, Lauri Markkanen has been set to become a restricted free agent after his team extended the qualifying offer, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Markkanen, 24, has spent the last four seasons attached to the Bulls. He was a regular starter until Nikola Vucevic and Daniel Theis arrived in January pushing him out of the first unit. Rumors surfacing since have suggested him moving away from Chicago this offseason.…

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Bulls acquire Nikola Vucevic in blockbuster deal

From Tim Daniels of B/R: The Orlando Magic reportedly completed a blockbuster trade to send All-Star center Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for center Wendell Carter Jr. and two first-round draft picks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the full details of the deal, which also includes Otto Porter Jr. and Al-Farouq Aminu, ahead of Thursday’s 2021 NBA trade deadline: Vucevic is enjoying one of the best statistical seasons of his 10-year NBA career. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 threes in 44 games for Orlando before the trade. He shot 48 percent from the field, including…

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Health and Safety protocols postponed Sunday’s Bulls/Raptors game

From the NBA: The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Sunday night between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Bulls.

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Wednesday’s Bulls/Grizzlies game postponed for league health and safety protocols

In this current climate, you can count on death,taxes and NBA game postponements. The latest game to have its play date pushed into some unknown future time coordinate is Wednesday night’s Grizzlies and Bulls game. Stein also adds this is the fifth consecutive postponement for the Grizz.

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Otto Porter out against Clippers with back injury

From Scott Polacek of B/R: The Chicago Bulls will be without forward Otto Porter Jr. for Sunday’s game against the L.A. Clippers. Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reported the news, noting Porter is dealing with a back injury. Porter played six minutes in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers before exiting with the injury. The Georgetown product has appeared in 10 games this season and is averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists a night while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. Injuries have been an issue for Porter of…

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