Bulls coach Jim Boylen officially names Tomas Satoransky the starting point guard over Kris Dunn
Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen has officially named Tomas Satoransky the team’s starting point guard over Kris Dunn.
Satoransky has played better with the starters in preseason thus far and runs the offense more efficiently than Dunn, and Boylen believes this is what’s best for the Bulls:
Boylen: “This is what’s best for our team. Kris needs to be a defensive force with that second unit.”
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Satoransky averaged 8.9 points and 5.0 assists last season with the Washington Wizards. He shot 48.5 percent overall and 39.5 percent from the 3-point line. The Bulls acquired Satoransky this summer via a sign-and-trade deal with Washington.
Last season for the Bulls, Dunn played in 46 games. He averaged 11.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.0 assists while shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Chicago acquired Dunn from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the summer of 2017 in the Jimmy Butler trade. Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen were also acquired in that trade. Both guys have turned into gems for the Bulls, while Dunn’s standing with the team is still up in the air and he could be traded during the season.
Satoransky will start with LaVine, Otto Porter, Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. Dunn can’t rest easy now that Satoransky has been named the starter. He’s going to have Bulls rookie Coby White at his neck in practice trying to get that No. 2 point guard spot on the depth chart, though the duo will also spend plenty of time playing together off the bench.