Rumor: Bulls’ Kris Dunn, agent are ‘checked out’
Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn and his agent are reportedly “checked out.” According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, for the second straight season, the Bulls are unsure if Dunn really wants to play in Chicago.
"He is checked out. He and his agent are currently checked out. This is the second offseason where the question has been raised of does he really want to be here?"
– Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times on Kris Dunn via 670 The Score
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) July 9, 2019
Dunn was acquired by the Bulls in the blockbuster trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in June 2017. The 25-year-old point guard was limited to just 98 games in his first two seasons in Chicago, and it appears there is a chance that he will not be donning the Bulls jersey next season.
The Bulls are reportedly mulling their options on Dunn, including the possibility of trading him before the start of the 2019-20 NBA season. According to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the former Providence standout is available for the right price. He became a dispensable asset after the Bulls selected Coby White in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Chicago is not expected to just give Dunn away, knowing that his next team would still have some sort of control on his future. The incoming fourth-year guard is scheduled to make $5.3 million in the final year of his rookie deal next season. He will then become a restricted free agent next year, and his team can match offers to keep him.
Dunn averaged 11.3 points on top of 6.0 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 46 games for the Bulls last season.