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John Paxson tries to shut down Kris Dunn rumors

John Paxson, Kris Dunn

There have been some rumors swirling around the Chicago Bulls that the organization isn’t happy with Kris Dunn’s worth ethic and that they might select a point guard in this draft to replace Dunn.

Bulls general manager John Paxson tried to shut down those rumors on a McNeil & Parkins Show on Friday afternoon saying those reports are not accurate.

“Not accurate,” Paxson said. “It’s really not. I’ll tell ya, I don’t think I’ve said this, but I want to make the point and why this is so difficult for us to read things like this. Last year, when Kris, he was hurt early in the season. He wasn’t active on our roster. He was late for something. The way we addressed that was we brought Kris — Gar (Forman) and I brought Kris up to our office along with Fred (Hoiberg). We had his representatives in, and we said, ‘Kris Dunn, this is not the way it works. And for you to have success here and for you to play for us, we don’t tolerate things like being late or not showing up, those types of things.’ And he was terrific from that point on.

Dunn hasn’t been spending the entire summer in the Bulls’ practice facility, and although that might have been really concerning a few years back, every player seems to have personal trainers whom they now work with during the offseason.

How the Bulls really feel about Dunn will come evident when the draft rolls around. If Chicago decides to take a point guard with the seventh pick, that means Dunn is probably not on the organization’s good side.