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Blog a Bull Jan 25, 2021
Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter, and the modern NBA front court

Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter, and the modern NBA front court

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Do Lauri and Wendell fit together? There have been two recent trends to the Power Forward / Center positions in the NBA, both in the way teams manage their front court rotations and the skills required to play those positions. There is a high premium on three point shooting. Generally, a team needs at least three quality three point shooters on the floor at all times. They often want four, meaning someone in the frontcourt is included. The important traits of big men on defense have shifted away from size and strength and more towards...
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 19, 2021

Chicago Bulls: 3 Lauri Markkanen pre-deadline trades

Questions remained for the Chicago Bulls entering the 2020-21 regular season slate as to what they would do with the fourth-year seven-footer and 23-year-old power forward Lauri Markkanen. First-year executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley had a determination to make last offseason as to whether to hand Markkanen […] Chicago Bulls: 3 Lauri Markkanen pre-deadline trades - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 18, 2021

Chicago Bulls: 3 takeaways from decisive victory over the Mavs

The Chicago Bulls showed a lot about themselves in yesterday’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks, for better and for worse. The win was a long time coming, ending as their first victory since a 111-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 5. Leading by 29 points from starting big Lauri Markkanen and 61 […] Chicago Bulls: 3 takeaways from decisive victory over the Mavs - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blog a Bull Jan 18, 2021
Bulls veterans shooting the hell out of the ball to start 2020-21 season

Bulls veterans shooting the hell out of the ball to start 2020-21 season

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via the vets have been a key to success The Bulls smashed the Mavericks 117-101 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. While Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 29 points, it was the bench that flipped the game in the first quarter and continued pouring it on throughout. The Bulls’ bench racked up 61 points, with the trio of Garrett Temple, Thaddeus Young and Otto Porter Jr. combining for 50 points on a ridiculous 23-of-30 from the field. Temple scored 17 points in the first half, while Porter closed the game down with 12 points on...
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 18, 2021

Chicago Bulls: Can Lauri Markkanen reach elite status after win over Mavs?

On the afternoon of Jan. 17, the Chicago Bulls fourth-year power forward Lauri Markkanen proved to fans in the Windy City (and around the NBA landscape in general) that it wouldn’t take him too long to shake off the rust in returning to the rotation. First-year head coach Billy Donovan saw his Bulls team upend […] Chicago Bulls: Can Lauri Markkanen reach elite status after win over Mavs? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blog a Bull Jan 17, 2021
Bulls vs. Mavericks final score: Bench powers Chicago to 117-101 victory

Bulls vs. Mavericks final score: Bench powers Chicago to 117-101 victory

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Lauri Markkanen also played well as the Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak The Bulls beat the Mavericks two weeks ago with both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis sidelined. Doncic and Porzingis played this time around on Sunday, but Dallas was without a host of rotation players, and it showed in a big way as the Bulls’ bench powered a rather easy 117-101 victory. Garrett Temple had 21 points off the pine to lead a Bulls reserve unit that poured in 61 points on 27-of-41 shooting. Thaddeus Young stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points,...
Blog a Bull Jan 15, 2021
Bulls vs. Thunder game preview and open thread: back after a long week off

Bulls vs. Thunder game preview and open thread: back after a long week off

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports remember Bulls basketball? it’s back, in blog form The Bulls are back tonight. They had a break in there schedule expanded into a cavern after Tuesday’s game was postponed, to where now it’s been five days off since their last game. Will the momentum of losing 75% of the games on their road trip yet not looking like trash be sustained?!? Not only was there a break in games, but we should be seeing returning members to the rotation. Most notably Lauri Markkanen is expected to play for the first time in while, which will take some...
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 14, 2021

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen will shake up offense in major way

This weekend, Chicago Bulls fans will get to see the 23-year-old power forward Lauri Markkanen in action for the first time this calendar year. At the moment, it’s hard to exactly tell how he will fit back into the rotation, but the Chicago Bulls fourth-year power forward Lauri Markkanen looks to be returning back to […] Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen will shake up offense in major way - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blog a Bull Jan 14, 2021
Lauri Markkanen is returning, here’s who it will affect the most

Lauri Markkanen is returning, here’s who it will affect the most

POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports Wait, do the Chicago Bulls have depth? Lauri Markkanen returned to practice Tuesday after doing hard time in the NBA contact tracing protocol. Prior to his calf injury that held him out even before the health protocol absences, a case could be made that Lauri Markkanen was playing like the Bulls best player. But a funny thing happened while he, along with Tomas Satoransky, Ryan Arcidiacono and Chandler Hutchison, were away. The Bulls played better. Was this simply the game by game, day by day improvement of a real head coach correcting...
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 13, 2021

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen working his way back into the lineup

Fourth-year Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen could be back in the rotation reportedly as soon as Jan. 15 against the Thunder. Chances are at this point that the Chicago Bulls do get the 23-year-old seven-footer and fourth-year power forward Lauri Markkanen back in the mix at least before the end of the weekend for […] Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen working his way back into the lineup - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 7, 2021

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen’s importance coming to the forefront

How crucial fourth-year power forward Lauri Markkanen is to the Chicago Bulls frontcourt rotation really is showed up in the last few games. On the night of Jan. 6, the Chicago Bulls and first-year head coach Billy Donovan had their two-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the underrated and improving Sacramento Kings on […] Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen’s importance coming to the forefront - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Inquisitr Jan 5, 2021
NBA Rumors: Blake Griffin & Derrick Rose Could Be Traded To Bulls For Lauri Markkanen & Otto Porter Jr

NBA Rumors: Blake Griffin & Derrick Rose Could Be Traded To Bulls For Lauri Markkanen & Otto Porter Jr

The Detroit Pistons are once again off to a disappointing start, losing six of their first seven games in the 2020-21 NBA season. If they fail to end their misery, there’s a strong possibility for the Pistons to finally consider trading Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose and undergo a full-scale rebuild. Both veterans may no longer be in their prime, but once they become officially available on the trading block, several teams that want to become more competitive this season are expected to express a strong interest in adding them to their roster.Click here to continue and read more...
Blog a Bull Jan 2, 2021
Bulls begin 2021 with blowout loss to Bucks after revelation that Chandler Hutchison tested positive for COVID-19

Bulls begin 2021 with blowout loss to Bucks after revelation that Chandler Hutchison tested positive for COVID-19

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via ugly The Bulls were feeling good after beating the Wizards on the road in consecutive games, but it was always going to be a tall order to go into Milwaukee and beat the Bucks on the second half of a back-to-back on New Year’s Day. Making it even more difficult was not having Lauri Markkanen, Tomas Satoransky, Chandler Hutchison and Ryan Arcidiacono (infamous Giannis defender!) available once again, with Billy Donovan revealing before the game that Hutchison had tested positive for COVID-19. Even given the circumstances, I was hoping...
Pippen Ain't Easy Jan 1, 2021

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, others, not with the team vs. Bucks

On New Years Day, the Chicago Bulls will be pretty shorthanded as they look to pull off the upset on the road against the Bucks. A challenge will be presented in a new way for the Chicago Bulls in the back end of back-to-back games on the night of Jan. 1. The Bulls get their […] Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, others, not with the team vs. Bucks - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pippen Ain't Easy Dec 29, 2020

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen’s hot start will get put to test vs. Bertans

Two stretch big men will get to face each other on Dec. 29, as Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls will try to upend Davis Bertans and the Wizards. A really interesting matchup lies on tap for fourth-year power forward Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls as they take on the Washington Wizards in their […] Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen’s hot start will get put to test vs. Bertans - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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