Bulls’ Kris Dunn looked great in September workouts
Dunn is going to be pushed in training camp and practices all season. The Bulls drafted Coby White in the 2019 draft and acquired Tomas Satoransky from the Washington Wizards.
If Dunn wants to remain the starting point guard all season in Chicago, he’s going to have to outplay White and Satoransky.
Satoransky can play point or shooting guard or small forward. He’s one of those seamless players who fits in a lot of different roles. And from all accounts, Dunn has looked great in informal September workouts. Remember: He likes to say he’s a “dawg” and he’s at his best when challenged. He’s currently being challenged. So his best-case scenario is to be an important contributor to the team. The more realistic one, however, is for him to improve his trade value with solid play and the Bulls look to shore up their wing depth with a trade.
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.
The Bulls are hoping Dunn will take the next step in his development in 2019-20. Otherwise, White could start for Chicago in his rookie season.
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.