Kris Dunn ready for the challenge if Bulls gets another point guard in free agency
Kris Dunn isn’t afraid of a little competition. The Chicago Bulls point guard is well aware of the fact that major changes could be coming to the team this offseason. Chicago has been rebuilding for a while now, and Dunn hasn’t been able to establish himself as the clear point guard of the future since coming over in the Jimmy Butler trade.
The Bulls are going to be picking early in this June’s draft, and many observers expect them to take a point guard. They could also be players for a point guard in free agency. When asked about the possibility of the Bulls adding a new point guard earlier Tuesday, Dunn didn’t sound too concerned.
Kris Dunn, on if the Bulls add a PG via free agency or draft: "I’m a dog. I don’t run from nothing."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 9, 2019
“I’m a dog. I don’t run from nothing,” Dunn stated bluntly, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Dunn was drafted fifth overall by Minnesota back in 2016, and so far hasn’t been able to live up to his draft status. When the Bulls initially acquired him, there was a lot of hope that he’d blossom into the player scouts once thought he could be.
Dunn hasn’t been terrible, but he hasn’t been great either. In his second year with the Bulls this past season, Dunn failed to take much of a step forward and his stats were nearly identical to the year before. This year Dunn is averaging 11.3 points per game, 6.0 assists, and 4.1 rebounds. Last year he averaged 13.4 points per game, 6.0 assists, and 4.3 rebounds.
His shooting percentage from the floor is nearly identical to a year ago, although he did increase his three point shooting from 32.1 percent to a more respectable 35.4 percent. The Bulls don’t appear to be sold on Dunn, but that clearly isn’t affecting the confidence he has in himself. If the Bulls do add a new point guard, Dunn is ready for the challenge.