Bulls open to ‘right’ Kris Dunn trade, waiving Antonio Blakeney to trim roster to 15
The recent signing of point guard Shaquille Harrison would force the Chicago Bulls to make some moves to avoid a logjam at the position. According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls would be open to waiving swingman Antonio Blakeney and to the right trade for Kris Dunn, one which could likely be an uneven one.
The Bulls don’t need to be at 15 contracts right now, but they will eventually. The signing of big man Luke Kornet could be made official soon and make it a total of 15, even before Harrison’s one-year deal with the team is announced.
Chicago has wanted to move on from Dunn for several months now, despite a series of PR saves to promote giving him a fair chance. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Providence, who thrived under Fred Hoiberg, just hasn’t had the same luck under Jim Boylen’s slow-it-down system, as most of his transition skills have been negated by the system.
The Bulls sign-and-traded for Tomas Satoransky, who is likely to take the reins as the starter, while Coby White and Ryan Arcidiacono will likely battle for the chance to be the direct backup to the Czech guard.
Trading Dunn and waiving Blakeney would slim down a guard-heavy rotation, which sits at eight at the moment — allowing for a more mainstream depth allocation heading into training camp.
White could also be used at shooting guard behind Zach LaVine, which would allow him playing time at both guard spots, enhancing his development during his rookie year in the league.