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February 20, 2019, 6:42 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back contusion) is on track to play on Friday after going through Wednesday's practice.
Dunn missed the last game before the All-Star break but wasn't expected to miss any further time. Ryan Arcidiacono will move back to a bench role going forward.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 6:35 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back contusion) has been ruled out on Wednesday and Ryan Arcidiacono will start against the Grizzlies.
According to Jim Boylen, they didn't really get a sense that Dunn would be out until this afternoon so it seems likely that he'll be ready to go coming out of the All-Star break. Arcidiacono is a fine stream if you're looking for some extra assists tonight.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
February 12, 2019, 3:16 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (bruised back) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies after being unable to participate in Tuesday's practice.
Dunn took a hard fall in Monday's game but was able to return in the fourth quarter. If Chicago decides to play it safe tomorrow we'll likely see Ryan Arcidiacono step into the starting role, which would put him in play as a low-end option for assists. Shaq Harrison may also see some extra run.
Source: Sun-Times Basketball on Twitter
February 12, 2019, 1:09 amKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn added injury to insult on Monday night, taking a hard fall on his back while going 1-for-9 from the field in 33 minutes of action.
Dunn went back to the locker room but was able to return, though he finished the night with an underwhelming two points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal. The Bulls seem to be souring on Dunn as the long-term answer at point guard (at least that's what the leaks would suggest) but there's no real threat to his minutes for the rest of the season. He's safe to keep trotting out there for fantasy purposes. Keep an eye out for updates tomorrow in case Dunn's condition worsens.
February 11, 2019, 10:00 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn appeared to hurt his back after a hard fall in the third quarter against the Bucks Monday and went to the locker room.
Ryan Arcidiacono replaced Dunn, and could be looking at increased minutes depending on the severity of the injury. Archie can provide late-round value with starter's minutes.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 2:16 amKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, eight assists and three steals over 33 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
Dunn has been underwhelming over the last 2-3 weeks and on the year he's still a few rounds below projections as he has had practically no momentum this year. Maybe he can get it turned around down the stretch now that trade rumor season is done, though playing next to Zach LaVine would challenge a lot of players.
February 7, 2019, 3:44 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Following Thursday's trade deadline, Bulls president of basketball operations John Paxson said that 2-through-5 are set and "we're still evaluating Kris Dunn."
Um, excuse us? It sounds as if there could be a changing of the guard at point guard for the Bulls, but Cameron Payne isn't even on the team. On a more serious note, we'll have to wait and see if this is going to effect things going forward. He was dealing with a pelvic contusion which could be what this comment was regarding, but he did play on Wednesday through the injury. We'll update Dunn's status if we get any more info on Paxson's comment. Never change, GarPax.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 12:00 amKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn put up 18 points with four rebounds and eight assists on 8-of-13 shooting in a 125-120 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Dunn was day-to-day with a pelvic contusion, but was able to give it a go in this one and delivered a solid performance. He made two 3-pointers and added two steals and one block to the box score. Dunn has a new offensive weapon in Otto Porter Jr., so his top-100 value should only improve as Porter is introduced into their offense.
February 5, 2019, 1:58 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (pelvic contusion) was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Deep-leaguers eyeing Ryan Arcidiacono can stand down for now. Dunn is being called day-to-day so we may see him limited in future practices, but for now he's still safe to plug into all fantasy lineups.
Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter
February 4, 2019, 3:15 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Jim Boylen said that Kris Dunn (pelvic contusion) is day-to-day.
Consider Dunn questionable for Wednesday, and Ryan Arcidiacono will start if he can't play. This injury could be driving Dunn's recent struggles, though he's still a solid fantasy option and is in a nice buy-low option given his upside. The biggest concern with Dunn's prospects are that the Bulls reportedly want to add a veteran point guard to compete for minutes.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
February 2, 2019, 9:44 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn was quiet in Saturday's loss to the Hornets, scoring just seven points on 7-of-12 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and three assists over 31 minutes.
Dunn has been up and down since returning to action this season but in the last 2-3 weeks he has been more miss than hit, so he's in a bit of a buy low window. He ranks as one of the Bulls' more valuable assets so if anything he stays while others go at the deadline, but mostly he just needs his team to find an identity that isn't ridiculous on offense. His solid floor makes the upside chase worth it.
February 2, 2019, 1:18 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
ESPN's Zach Lowe is reporting that the Bulls will listen to offers for anyone on the roster besides Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.
That includes Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, though either of those two would obviously come at quite a cost. It seems unlikely that the young backcourt duo gets moved in the next week, but Lowe's report comes on the heels from a Chicago Sun Times story that the team is looking for veteran point guards to compete with Dunn, whose future in Chicago is suddenly in question. Fantasy owners will likely have to sit tight and hope for the best here — LaVine's value should be safe no matter what but if teams come calling for Dunn, there's only a few spots around the league where he'd have the same opportunity as he does with the Bulls.
January 31, 2019, 1:04 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls are scouting veteran point guards ahead of the trade deadline, as well as those who may be cost-effective adds in free agency, to compete with Kris Dunn.
Apparently the Bulls aren't all that impressed with Dunn's work and feel that he needs to be pushed to reach the next level. Cowley mentions Darren Collison and Ricky Rubio as potential summer targets for the Bulls while also floating the idea that the team calls up Walter Lemon from the G-League to compete with Dunn. There have been inconsistencies, yes, but Dunn is returning top-70/100 value (8/9-cat) this season and is top-60/90 over the last month. With Jim Boylen calling the shots anything is possible here, and this report sheds some doubt on Dunn's dynasty stock. His performance and playing time will be worth watching closely going forward.
Source: Chicago Sun Times
January 30, 2019, 10:42 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn kept his forward momentum in Wednesday's win, delivering 14 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in a win over the Heat.
Dunn had a decent showing on Tuesday without any assists but played far more in line with expectations tonight, racking up eight dimes while posting a lackluster 6-of-14 shooting line. It might not feel like it, but Dunn has been a rock solid middle-round value over the last month and still has some room to improve. The same can be said for Lauri Markkanen, who double-doubled with 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists tonight but also went 4-of-15 from the field.