Chicago Bulls 2013-14 Player Grades: Mike Dunleavy

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Mar 19, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (34) shoots a jump shot during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls defeated the Sixers 102-94. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

When the Bulls acquired Mike Dunleavy last year, the goal was to add a knockdown shooter to the mix who would complement Derrick Rose.

And on the other side of the equation, one of the reasons Dunleavy opted to sign with Chicago was because he wanted to play alongside Rose and compete for a championship as ESPN Chicago’s Nick Friedell reports:

It was a big factor, obviously. Because with him over the last two years, when healthy, they’ve had the best record in the league. It’s kind of like the sky’s the limit. I think it sounds like he’s on pace to get back and be ready to go, and you add everybody else into the mix, I think we’ve got a good, deep team and we have high expectations for this season.

Unfortunately for Dunleavy and the Bulls, the title aspirations were put on hold after Rose suffered another season-ending injury 10 games into the season.

But in spite of the circumstances, Dunleavy proved to be a valuable to addition to the roster in a year that could have easily went in the other direction.

That being said, let’s take a look back at the year that was for the veteran sharpshooter.

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