Bulls' Markkanen set for season debut

NBA.com Global on Dec 02, 2018 08:03 AM
Bulls' Markkanen set for season debut
Lauri Markkanen NBA file photo

NBA.com staff report

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen is expected to make his season debut Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) against the Houston Rockets.

The Bulls listed their second-year forward as probable, and Shams Charania of The Athletic says Markkanen is expected to play for the first time since spraining his right elbow in training camp.

 Markkanen was selected by Minnesota with the No. 7 pick in last year's draft and then traded to Chicago in the Jimmy Butler deal. He averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in 68 games as a rookie.

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