Lauri Markkanen

Strengths
  • Nice length at 7-foot for a power forward
  • He runs the floor well
  • He has nice hands to catch the ball in traffic and finish
  • He is an outstanding three point shooter
  • A good ball handler for his size. He has the ability to put it on the floor on the break or in the half court and get to the basket
  • He is mobile defensively. Able to defend away from the basket and on pick and roll
  • He moves his feet well
  • Quick hands on the defensive end

  • Weaknesses
  • Slow release and he brings it low before release
  • Lack of strength
  • Post defense is lacking due to strength, not much of a rim protector
  • Has trouble holding his ground and being backed down
  • Not much of a rim protector
  • May struggle with athleticism and quickness at the next level
  • He isn't a great rebounder due to strength and lack of athelticism
  • He isn't much of a scorer with his back to the basket

  • Bottom Line
  • A lot of his issue arise from a lack of strength. He is young and can overcome those. His lack of athleticism may hold him back a bit but his offensive ability should help keep him around for awhile.