Nothing against Tom Thibodeau who is one of the most respected coaches in the game of basketball but he never gave Dunn the chance he deserved in his short-lived tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Fred Hoiberg has put the point guard role in Dunn’s hands and he is
soaking every bit of the opportunity. We forget he was a top 5 pick and his only 23 years old. He stands at 6’4 210, not the most athletic guard but he plays with a Chris Paul like type pace and has worked to become a respectable jump-shooter
Kris Dunn is shooting 38 percent from 3 point range and 44 percent from the field in 28 minutes of action. He is coming off a break-out performance against the Sixers in which he went off for 22 points 4 rebounds and 6 assists putting the Bulls on his back displaying the full arsenal. He drove and finished at the rim and pulled up for a 3 with no hesitation to tie the game 107-107.
The Bulls do not project to be a playoff team but who knows? We saw Miami get off to a horrid start last season and finish with the best second half of the season record in the NBA. Not saying the Bulls will do the same but their high prized guard Zach Lavine is on the way back January which will only vault the Bulls playoff chances.
The Bulls have hopes they can draft a top 5 pick and get their hands on another posssible superstar in the top 5 to round out their lineup. Kris Dunn is the anchor and play-making machine the Bulls need to set up their scoring machines Lauri Markkannen and Zach Lavine.
Add on their pick which could be a franchise talent big like Bagley,Ayton, or Bamba or elite swingman like Doncic,Porter Jr, or Miles Bridges to play the 3 and the Bulls are cooking up something scary. Kris Dunn is showing he’s not afraid of the big moment and could be the biggest steal we’ve seen in a trade since the Lakers traded Divac for you know who? The Mamba.