Lauri Markkanen: “I don’t think I’ve gotten close to my top yet”

2021-08-30T10: 33: 33 + 00: 00

2021-08-30T10: 33: 33 + 00: 00.

Alex Molina Perello

30 / Aug / 21 10:33

Alex Molina Perello

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The Finn begins a new chapter in his career as a basketball player after his signing for the Cleveland Cavaliers

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The new player of the Cleveland Cavaliers Lauri Markkanen, described the last years of his passage through the Chicago Bulls as challenging from a mental point of view but also as an experience that ultimately pushed him to grow even more.

“The last two years have been pretty tough mentally,” Markkanen told NBC Sports. “I’ve grown as a person because of that, so I wouldn’t change it. I have learned a lot. But I felt like I needed to get back to my old self and how do I know that I can play the game. I think this is a good opportunity to do that.

Markkanen spent four years with the Bulls before moving to another Eastern Conference team. The Cavs They acquired the Finnish player through a signing and transfer agreement and now it only remains to know how far he can take his game in Cleveland.

“I don’t think it’s touched near my ceiling yet,” Markkanen said. “I am happy. I’m very excited and looking forward to it “added the Finn. “We felt like he needed a fresh start. And I thank all the people who were involved to help facilitate it and make it happen. “

“I think I fit in well, it’s a team with a young core, exciting bases. They are all young, talented. I believe that we can grow together ”, Markkanen said. “And I am also looking forward to learning from a player like Kevin Love. Just learn aspects of the game from him and the mindset of the game, how he approaches it. I look forward to that too. “

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