Kris Dunn‘s rookie year with the Timberwolves was glum. Losing. Shaken confidence. Minutes on the wing rather than his preferred position of point guard. But when I first talked to Dunn about that season, he spoke almost with a pride about the experience. He persevered. He advanced. And now, he’s getting his opportunity. It was late in the 2017-18 season. The Bulls had acquired Dunn from Minnesota in the Jimmy Butler trade the previous summer. Chicago was as desperate at point guard as Dunn was to play the position. The Bulls had been muddled at point guard ever since Derrick Rose got hurt. Jerian Grant, Rajon Rondo, Michael Carter-Williams and Cameron Payne each had turns as Chicago’s point guard du jour. As the extremely hyped No. 5 pick in the 2016 draft, Dunn looked more promising than any candidate yet. But Dunn didn’t capitalize. He wasn’t good enough his first season with the Bulls and regressed last season. Chicago drafted Coby White and signed Tomas Satoransky at point guard last summer. Dunn said the Bulls didn’t even engage him in contract-extension talks. Dunn looked like a bust who wouldn’t be long for Chicago. Yet, Dunn is not only still there,… Read full this story
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