Bulls announce that forward Lauri Markkanen is back from injury

The third-year 7-footer will get the starting nod tonight against Minnesota, his first action since an injured right pelvis put him on the shelf in January.

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Lauri Markkanen will return to the Bulls’ lineup Wednesday against the Timberwolves. He has been out with a pelvis injury.

Lauri Markkanen will return to the Bulls’ lineup Wednesday against the Timberwolves. He has been out with a pelvis injury.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Bulls announced after the Wednesday shootaround that Lauri Markkanen (right pelvis) will return to the starting lineup against the Timberwolves, after the third-year big man had been sidelined since Jan. 22.

Coincidentally, Markkanen’s last start was in the win over the Minnesota, before the organization made the decision to shut him down because of lingering pain in the pelvis area. Markkanen, who will be on a minutes restriction in the 20-22 area, was averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

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