Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen out 4-6 weeks

Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen shoots a free throw during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen will miss 4-6 weeks after an MRI on his right hip revealed an early stress reaction of his right pelvis.

Markkanen had strong rookie and sophomore seasons, but has struggled this season in his third year.

His 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game are career-lows, as well as his 42.4 field goal percentage and 34.4 three-point percentage.

Markkanen isn’t the only big man hurt for the Bulls, as Wendell Carter Jr. and Daniel Gafford are also out for the forseeable future.

Without the three big men, the Bulls will rely more on Luke Kornet, Christiano Felicio and Thaddeus Young.