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#3 Kris Dunn
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  • Chicago Bulls
  • Acquired via trade in June 2017
  • PG
  • 6'4" / 210lbs
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  • 03/18/1994
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  • 5th pick, 2016
  • Providence
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DateLeagueTransaction
2016 NBA DraftNBADrafted 5th overall by Minnesota.
5th July, 2016NBASigned four year, $17,488,287 rookie scale contract with Minnesota. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
22nd June, 2017NBATraded by Minnesota, along with Zach LaVine and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen (#7), to Chicago in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to Justin Patton (#16).
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2012 - 2016Providence (NCAA)
June 2016 - June 2017Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
June 2017 - presentChicago Bulls (NBA)
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November 17, 2017

With Justin Holiday missing the last game due to the birth of his child, Dunn moved into the starting line-up. Unfortunately, it did not go well – with Holiday out, the Bulls starting unit lacked for spacing, and Dunn, a poor shooter himself and not yet the half court penetrator his athleticism would suggest he should be, needs a lot of spacing. Nevertheless, Holiday is back now to space for Dunn, and if Dunn can add a few points to his usual bevy of rebounds, assists and high value defensive statistics, he could return a 30+ fantasy point night for a comparatively low price.

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November 15, 2017

Working his way back from injury, Dunn is starting to warm up and figure out his role offensively. Already the best defensive player on his team, Dunn has averaged 13.7 points and 3.7 assists over the last three games, to go along with his usual high rebound (4.3 rpg) and steals (3.0 spg) numbers. The steals are particularly good for fantasy purposes, and with averages of 26 fantasy points over his season to date and 33 over his last three, Dunn represents great value at $10.0 million.

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November 10, 2017

Dunn and sneakily productive starter Jerian Grant (8.8 points, 6.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals, $8.8 million) are splitting the point guard time, and Dunn is proving to be the higher variance player. From a real-life point of view, Dunn’s poor shooting, lost look in the half-court offence and very high turnover numbers limited his projectability; however, from a fantasy point of view, where a steal counts for +3 points and a turnover a mere -1, his impressive defensive statistics give him good value right now, with the upside for more if he can figure out his offensive role.

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November 4, 2017

While he has been inconsistent with his shooting both inside and outside the arc throughout his NBA career to date, and while he continues to struggle with turnovers, Dunn nevertheless shows the talent that got him drafted so high. A big, athletic point guard and committed defender, Dunn gets much more in the way of steals, rebounds and blocks than most others at his position, and gets some points and assists to go with it, as any point guard should. In his three games thus far this season, Dunn has averaged 21.9 fantasy points, and as he gets more game time under him, there will be more to come.

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November 3, 2017

Back from injury, Dunn gives the Bulls a dimension that the steady but undynamic Jerian Grant can’t. He’s also a targeted piece for the future, which this placeholder season is ostensibly all about. He’ll play heavy minutes, and has averaged 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game in the two he has managed thus far. There have also been 4.5 turnovers per game, but those won’t last. The rest might.

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June 29, 2017

Kris Dunn
PG, 6’4, 205lbs, 23 years old, 1 year of experience

It was frankly a very poor rookie campaign for Dunn, in which he showed a lot of tools, but not much idea of what to do with them. Big, long and quick, with good handles, some flair and a committed defensive effort, Dunn had his moments on that end, and occasionally looked capable on offence when playing alongside Rubio. Yet when he was playing as the lead guard on offence, Dunn all too often looked lost. He did not have any go-to shot, shooting particularly poorly from outside, nor did he consistently get his team into sets. Dunn struggled with tempo, timing, poise and nous. Chicago thus have a player very much worth developing, but who needs a lot of it if he is to be more than a Marcus Smart-type.

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