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Report: Bulls point guard Kris Dunn’s trade value is ‘low to nonexistent’

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The saga of Kris Dunn in Chicago has been a rather unpleasant one. Dunn was supposed to be the organization’s point guard of the future as part of the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in the summer of 2017.

But in spite of some decent numbers, Dunn’s inability to shoot from the perimeter and questions about his durability have seen him fall out of favor with the front office. Though executive vice president John Paxson has stated that Dunn will have the opportunity to earn the starting point guard position, there is no question that the team is looking to move in a new direction.

Unfortunately for the Bulls, Dunn’s trade value could be the sticking point of any deal that might bring another point guard to town. K.C. Johnson of Chicago Tribune reports that Dunn is unlikely to be moved because of his low trade value:

According to multiple league executives, Dunn’s trade value is low to nonexistent. So a direct trade with the Lakers centered on Dunn and the No. 7 pick doesn’t seem feasible. However, the Bulls could be in position to facilitate a three-team deal in which the Lakers acquire Davis from the Pelicans.

Ball intrigues the Bulls as a pass-first, defensive-minded point guard with positional size who can best maximize the talents of Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Wendell Carter Jr.

Chicago may have hoped to leverage a high draft pick along with Dunn to acquire the likes of Lonzo Ball or even Mike Conley, but teams do not seem interested in the former Providence standout.

Instead, the Bulls may have to target Coby White or Darius Garland in the draft this summer, or seek an option in free agency.