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Bulls’ John Paxson sees both Kris Dunn, Coby White sharing the floor in some lineups

John Paxson, Kris Dunn, Coby White, Bulls

The Chicago Bulls did pretty well for themselves in the recently-concluded draft by scooping up 6-foot-5 point guard Coby White using their seventh overall pick. One of the biggest needs of the Bulls entering the draft was for a playmaker, and it seems that they were able to get their man in White.

However, this does put a bit of a question mark on the future of the Bulls’ starting point guard, Kris Dunn. Will White serve as the 24-year-old’s primary backup or will it be the other way around? For Chicago vice president for basketball operations John Paxson, he envisions that both guards can actually share the floor at the same time.

The Bulls might even be exploring shifting Dunn (or White?) over to the two spot to accommodate both guys in the starting lineup. This is not exactly a conventional approach, but it might just work out for the team.

For his part, Dunn had another injury-marred season last year, with the 6-foot-4 point guard only being able to suit up for the Bulls in 46 games throughout the season. In his third year in the league, Dunn averaged 11.3 points (on 42.5 percent shooting), 0.7 three-pointers, 4.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 2.3 turnovers in 30.2 minutes per contest.

Many believed that Dunn was Chicago’s point guard of the future, but it seems the Bulls may have other plans. It is worth noting that the Providence College alum will be on a contract year this coming season, so it would not be impossible to think that his future might not be in Chicago.