The future of Lauri Markkanen with the Chicago Bulls has been an uncertain question as he becomes eligible for an extension this offseason.

The Bulls changed over their front office by hiring Arturas Karnisovas, so Markkanen will also be judged by a new regime.

Markkanen went on the record, however, by indicating his interest in remaining with the Bulls.

“I want to stay in Chicago and sign an extension (with the Bulls), no question. I love this city,” said Markkanen.

Markkanen is excited for Chicago's changes.

“Their work speaks for itself. I can’t describe how excited I am.”