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Lauri Markkanen Bio, Age, Height, Stats, Contract, Wife, Instagram, etc

When talking about the most improved players in the NBA, Lauri Markkanen is one of the names that pop into our minds. The forward player had a spectacular 2022–23 season and has carried the same momentum in the new NBA season.

He is one of the top five players with the most three-pointers in the present league and is just a few points behind Stephen Curry. Well, these are just personal milestones; his main aim is to win the NBA Championship with the Utah Jazz. So let’s know more about the three-pointer specialist, Lauri Markkanen.

Age, Height, and Weight

The Finnish basketball player Markkanen, was born on May 22, 1997, in Vantaa, Finland, and currently, he is 26 years old. He was 20 years old when he got selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2017 NBA draft and later made his debut with the Chicago Bulls as he was traded to them.

Regarding his height, he is one of the tallest members of the team, and his height is around 7 feet. Whereas, he weighs around 240 lbs, which is close to 110 kg.

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The forward player has represented three teams in his NBA career of seven seasons so far (including the 2023–24 season). Here are his stats:

Regular Season

Year Team Games Played Points Per Game Assists Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game Blocks Per game
2017-18 Chicago 68 15.2 1.2 7.5 0.6 0.6
2018-19 Chicago 52 18.7 1.4 9.0 0.7 0.6
2019-20 Chicago 50 14.7 1.5 6.3 0.8 0.5
2020-21 Chicago 51 13.6 0.9 5.3 0.5 0.3
2021-22 Cleveland 61 14.8 1.3 5.7 0.7 0.5
2022-23 Utah 66 25.6 1.9 8.6 0.6 0.6


Playoffs Season

Year Team Games Played Points Per Game Assists Per Game Rebounds Per Game Steals Per Game Blocks Per game
2022 Cleveland 2 19.5 6.0 2.5 0.5


Contract and Salary

The Finnish basketball player, Lauri Markkanen, has signed a four-year contract valued at $67.4 million with the Chicago Bulls. As he was traded to the Utah Jazz in the next season after signing the contract, the same contract is continued with them.

The contract includes $55.4 million guaranteed at signing, and his current season salary is somewhere around $17.2 million.

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Lauri Markkanen is married to his long-time partner, Verna Aho. She is a professional model and entrepreneur. As per sources, they met for the first time in middle school, and since then, the chemistry has begun to develop. Later, after being in a relationship for a long time, the couple tied the knot in 2017. The couple is in a happy relationship and is also blessed with two children.


The Finnish basketball player, Markkanen, has an Instagram account under the username @laurimarkkanen and has a verified Instagram account. As of now, he has more than 450k followers and close to 550 posts on his Instagram account. He is an active social media user and loves to post photos and videos on his social media accounts.

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Nikhil Lopes
Nikhil Lopes
Hello Everyone, I am Nikhil Lopes, working as the Content Editor for The Sportslite. I am a Sports Addict and love to watch & Write about them.

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