Despite having a new coach in Billy Donovan for the 2020/21 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls still have some uncertainties regarding the future of the franchise.
One of them is Lauri Markkanen, who has established as one of the best international prospects in the association.
The Finnish international has reportedly not agreed to a contract extension with the Bulls and will enter the next offseason as a restricted free agent.
There will not be extension agreement between the Bulls and forward Lauri Markkanen, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Markkanen will be among the more intriguing free agents in 2021.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 21, 2020
Markkanen is just one of many players, including Lonzo Ball and John Collins, among others, who will enter the 2020-21 regular season on the last year of their existing contracts.
Throughout his first three seasons, Markkanen has proven to be a very talented forward but injuries are the main reason why the Bulls are uncertain about re-signing him.
Bulls GM Arturas Karnišovas previously publicly declared that the organization likes Markkanen and would make every effort to finalize a deal, so it looks like is a matter of time until they reach an agreement.
The 23 year-old has played 170 games in the NBA and has posted career averages of 14.7 points per contest, along with 6.3 rebounds.