A rough diamond that has not yet been brought out all the shine it can give. So you can define Lauri Markkanen, one of the players who showed the
A rough diamond that has not yet been brought out all the shine it can give. So you can define Lauri Markkanen, one of the players who showed the most promise when he landed in the league and who has experienced some stagnation in recent years. However, at 25 years old and with undeniable potential, the NBA rumors around him after his arrival in Utah Jazz, a team in which he does not seem to fit in due to the context of reconstruction in which those from Salt Lake City are. According to nbaanalysis.net, these are open to a transfer and the most interested franchise are the Miami Heat.
The departure of PJ Tucker has left unprotected a position of 4 that seems vital for those from Florida to be eligible for the ring and in which Duncan Robinson has not performed as expected. There is a huge ambition to return to being a dominant team and a firm shot at glory, in an increasingly competitive Eastern Conference, so Pat Riley is willing to risk. This is what leads us to think that he would be willing to offer several draft rounds and some level player to the Utah Jazz, in exchange for Markkanen arriving.
Miami Heat would offer several draft rounds and young players for Markkanen
Among the main obstacles to this business are the poor relationship between Ainge and Riley, as well as the revaluation that the player may experience after his excellent performances at Eurobasket 2022, which would toughen the conditions set by the Jazz for the exchange. Lauri Markkanen wants to be part of a winning project and could get along perfectly with Bam Adebayo and form an absolutely lethal inner pair.