Chicago Bulls: Ranking potential point guard options

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Kris Dunn

Before the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Kris Dunn, he was linked to the Chicago Bulls, who coveted the former Providence Friar to be their lead guard. Coming out of college he appeared to be the next star point guard in the association.

His rookie season was a bust, as he struggled under Tom Thibodeau and was traded shortly after to the Windy City.

Of course, Dunn has struggled in Chicago as well and his days of being the starting point guard appear to be limited. For his part, he did average 11.3 points and 6.0 assists per game on 42.5 percent shooting from the field — decent numbers at a quick glance, though a deeper dive illustrates his struggles.

Dunn’s net rating this past season was a -7.8 and both his true shooting percentage and his effective shooting percentage dropped to 48.4 percent and 45.8 percent, respectively. He’s often too timid to take open jumpers and still struggles finishing at the rim. He can be too careless with the basketball and forces silly turnovers that lead to easy transition points for the opposition.

The Bulls say they aren’t giving up on Dunn just yet, but have given every indication that that is indeed the case. It would be a stunner if Kris Dunn is leading the Chicago Bulls on opening night this fall.