The Bulls must figure out if Lauri Markkanen can become a consistent 20-point, 10-rebound player. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Lauri Markkanen’s fit in the Bulls’ offense is the biggest question facing the franchise, Mark Schanowski of NBC Sports Chicago writes. The organization must figure out if he can become a consistent 20-point, 10-rebound player. There will probably be little roster turnover, but the organization is likely to allow point guard Kris Dunn to walk. The Bulls would have to give Dunn a $7.1 million qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent but they are already deep at point guard.

We have more Eastern Conference news:

  • Swingman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk at minimum established himself as a solid rotation player with the potential to be a key piece for the Pistons, according to Keith Langlois of the team’s website. Mykhailiuk doused the perception that he’s just a 3-point shooter by displaying his offensive versatility this season, including times when he functioned as a primary ballhandler. Detroit holds a $1.66 million option on Mykhailiuk’s contract for next season, and there is little question that it will exercise it, Langlois adds.
  • The Pistons will have a Top 10 draft pick and they’ve been buried in film study during the hiatus, Rod Beard of the Detroit News writes. Detroit had the fifth-worst record when play was halted. “The whole league is watching video,” senior adviser Ed Stefanski said. “We’ve seen some (of the top prospects). Everyone has a bank of information on players, so we’re all in the same boat.”
  • Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is continuing his rehab from a severe knee sprain, even though Orlando's practice facility is shuttered, as Josh Robbins of The Athletic details. Isaac, who suffered a severe knee sprain at the beginning of the year, is following a workout program designed by the team’s training staff from his home. “They’ve got a detailed layout of everything that I’ve got to do,” he said. “They send it to me, and I get it done. But it works. I like it that way. I know what I’ve got to do each day, and I put some music on, and I knock it out.”

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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