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RUMOR: Bulls looking to trade Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn

The Chicago Bulls are looking to trade point guard Kris Dunn, according to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated.

The writing was on the wall for Dunn on draft night when the Bulls decided to take point guard Coby White with the seventh overall pick, and early Monday morning, Dunn’s future became even more clear after Chicago agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that will land it Washington Wizards floor general Tomas Satoransky.

Dunn has one year remaining on his deal and is coming off of an injury-shortened 2018-19 campaign in which he played 46 games and averaged 11.3 points, six assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals over 30.2 minutes per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the floor, 35.4 percent from three-point range and 79.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at Providence, was originally selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.

He had a very disappointing rookie year, appearing in 78 contests and registering just 3.8 points, 2.4 assists, 2.1 boards and one assist across 17.1 minutes a night while making 37.7 percent of his field-goal attempts, 28.8 percent of his long-distance tries and 61 percent of his foul shots, and that summer, he was traded to the Bulls in a deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.

Dunn’s first year in Chicago was abbreviated by injury much like this past season, but when he was on the court, he was solid, participating in 52 games and recording 13.4 points, six assists, 4.3 rebounds and a couple of steals through 29.3 minutes per game while connecting on 42.9 percent of his shots, 32.1 percent of his triples and 73.7 percent of his free throws.