Rumor: Bulls scouting veteran point guards as Kris Dunn struggles
The Chicago Bulls are reportedly scouting veteran point guards they could potentially acquire at the trade deadline or in the summer due to the struggles of Kris Dunn, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kris Dunn hasn’t taken the next step that the Bulls envisioned, and Chicago is now looking to bring in a veteran point guard who can push Dunn to become better.
Multiple NBA sources have told the Sun-Times that not only have the Bulls been scouting veteran point guards as the Feb. 7 trade deadline approaches, but they are focusing on veteran point guards who are going to be free agents this offseason and deemed fiscally responsible for some summer shopping, headlined by Ricky Rubio and Darren Collison.
According to one scout, the talk is that Dunn has never been pushed by a proven vet, and that’s exactly what he needs in order to either sink or swim in reaching that next level.
Chicago acquired Dunn in the summer of 2017 from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler trade. In 26 games this season, Dunn is averaging 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting 44.0 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Reports surfaced last summer about some of the front office members in Chicago questioning Dunn’s work ethic. He’s a good, rugged defender, but has not shown to be a reliable option on offense.