Photos Show Lauri Markkanen Fulfilling His His Military Service In Finland

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Lauri Markkanen has made a big impact on the Utah Jazz in his first season with the team. The 7-foot power forward, who was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the off-season, has brought a much-needed scoring presence to the Jazz frontcourt.

In his first year in Utah, Markkanen is averageing 25.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while making 50% of his shots. He has also shot a solid 39% from three-point range, making him a dangerous stretch four for opponents to defend. Markkanen’s shooting ability has opened up the floor for the rest of the Jazz offense, and he has consistently provided a scoring punch.

As he continued to develop and improve, Markkanen was named and NBA All-Star for the first time in his career, where he even got to be one of the started. While he is also destined to make an All-NBA team and become the league’s MIP this year, his summer is already looking much different from his fellow NBA stars, as he is currently fulfilling his mandatory military service in Finland.

Now, a series of photos show the All-Star being a member of the Finnish army, that include a fresh new haircut.


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