36 Days to Opening Night: Lauri Markkanen's 3-point FG% as a rookie


We knew Lauri Markkanen could shoot, but we didn’t expect to see these numbers so early in his career.

Markkaken went through a few lulls but finished his rookie season shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. In 68 games, Markkanen made 50 percent or more of his attempts in 22 of them. His best stretch of the year came in January when he made 24 of 44 attempts, a 54.5 percent clip, in six games.

He also finished the season on a high note, shooting 58 percent from deep the last five games of the year (18 of 31). He should only improve on last season’s mark.

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