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Zach LaVine believes Kris Dunn is ‘poised to have a really big season’ with Bulls

Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Bulls

Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn is yet to have a breakout season. After being selected fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves back in 2016, he hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations.

Now in his second season with the Bulls, the 25-year-old Providence product will once again look to prove that he belongs to the NBA. Luckily for him, teammate Zach LaVine believes he’ll have a great 2019-20 season.

“He has looked great. We were in here doing a little mini-camp. It was surprising – we had 17 guys in here, pretty much everybody on the team besides the guys in the FIBA World Cup. You don’t really get to see that. But Kris looked as good as anybody out here,” LaVine said during the Bulls’ media day, per Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic.

“He’s in great shape. Whatever role he has, he’s OK with it and he’ll accept it. But he looks really good, and his mind and heart is in the right place. I think he’s poised to have a really big season.”

The starting point guard position is still up for grabs for the Bulls, and it is expected that Dunn and this year’s seventh overall pick Coby White will be competing for it. It will all depend on who will be able to show more in training camp and preseason.

Dunn averaged 11.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Bulls last season. However, he only played in 46 games for the team. If he can show his teammates that he can constantly improve, then he might just have a bigger role in Chicago moving forward.