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Kris Dunn says Daniel Gafford ‘can dunk the s**t out of the ball’

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Chicago Bulls point guard Kriss Dunn had high praise for Daniel Gafford’s dunking prowess following Monday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Gafford had a great outing in the 115-101 loss. In fact, he led the Bulls in his return from the G League, scoring 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, five rebounds and two blocks.

Gafford has always been known as a great dunker, and it didn’t take long for him to slam one home in Monday’s game. Bulls point guard Coby White found the former Arkansas standout while driving to the hoop in the first quarter:

“If you throw it anywhere near the rim, he’s gonna go get it,” White said of Gafford, via NBC Spots Chicago. “Everybody trust[s] him, so that’s all that matters. You gotta trust your teammates.”

Kris Dunn, who scored eight points and nine assists in Monday’s loss, was a bit more straight forward with his assessment of Gafford’s dunking:

“He can dunk the sh*t out of the ball,” Dunn said.

Gafford was extremely efficient in his 20 minutes of action, cleaning up missed shots and sending home one-handed alley-oops. He was also active on the defensive end of the floor, sending back two shots. After the game, he noted the chemistry brewing within the roster.

Via NBC Sports:

“That’s just the practice and stuff we do every game,” Gafford said of the chemistry between the lineup of him, White, Dunn, Ryan Arcidiacono and Thad Young — a unit that posted a 150.0 offensive rating in 12 total minutes together on Monday. “All the time, we always building relationships…

“I didn’t really have to say anything, they already knew what my plan was… Just go get anything off the rim.”

With Luke Kornet out due to sinusitis, Gafford could see more time with the Bulls going forward. If he’s called on, he’ll be ready:

“I still got a lot more left,” Gafford said, via NBC Sports. “Whenever I get my chance again, I’m gonna do the same thing.”

The Bulls will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Detroit Pistons. Tip-off inside the United Center is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.