Ethan and Neil discuss the Chicago Bulls roster and the NBA draft results.
October 17, 2019, 11:08 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White lit up the scoreboard with 29 points (10-of-14 from the field), six 3-pointers, and six rebounds on Thursday as the Bulls won 111-93.
Tomas Satoransky was quiet in front of White, and White took full advantage of his 23 minutes. He has been incredibly exciting for a Bulls team that has needed a spark and this is a great upside play with huge long-term potential, especially if the Bulls can clear out some of the glut of bodies in their backcourt (read: Kris Dunn)
October 16, 2019, 3:20 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Bulls head coach Jim Boylen announced on Wednesday that Tomas Satoransky will start at point guard to begin the regular season instead of Kris Dunn.
This isn't all that surprising but does confirm that Satoransky should be drafted ahead of Dunn. Satoransky can be targeted in the later portion of the middle rounds in drafts. He's an excellent long range shooter who has also displayed ability as a playmaker. It will be interesting to see whether the Bulls will attempt to trade Dunn at some point.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 9:13 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky had a solid performance against the Raptors backups on Sunday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers, along with four assists and three rebounds.
Satoransky had an efficient night as the Bulls' starters had there way vs. the Raptors' bench. Coby White was also productive with 18 points (4-of-12 3-pointers), and Kris Dunn did a little bit of everything with five points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. Everyone had a decent night with the Raptors resting their starters.
October 11, 2019, 9:53 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn played 29 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pacers, scoring eight points with six steals, five rebounds and two assists.
The steals were impressive, but Dunn also turned the ball over seven times and failed to really distinguish himself on a night where the Bulls rested a lot of regulars. It's hard to see Dunn being more than a steals streamer this season.
October 9, 2019, 1:47 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are giving Tomas Satoransky a starting spot on Wednesday against the Bucks.
Kris Dunn started Monday's contest, but Satoransky will get the opportunity this time. Dunn may still begin the season as the starting point guard, but Satoransky appears to hold more fantasy upside.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Basketball
October 7, 2019, 11:26 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn started and did about what we've come to expect from him, scoring 11 points (5-for-8 FGs) and adding three rebounds, three assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in his 24 minutes of action in Monday's loss to the Bucks.
It would appear that the Bulls are still considering Dunn as a potential starter at point guard even though most of the fantasy community has moved on and is ready for the Tomas Satoransky experience (seven rebounds, three assists and five steals, but just 1-for-6 from the field tonight). Dunn can defend and put up some good steals numbers, but his role is not set, and his standing with the team has been rocky for years. He's a last pick in drafts at best right now.
October 7, 2019, 1:58 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn will start at point guard in the Bulls' preseason opener on Monday.
Dunn will likely come off the bench in the next game. It's widely expected that the Bulls move on from Dunn given their comments about him last season and their moves made over the summer, so this could be a showcase situation. Until the Bulls give word on who will be out of the rotation, or make a trade to clear things up, the point guard spot is one to avoid in most standard-sized leagues. Tomas Satoransky is still the only one worth a shot in 12-team drafts.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
October 1, 2019, 10:27 amKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls drafted a point guard in Coby White, acquired a multi-positional guard in Tomas Satoransky and re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono, who just happens to be a Jim Boylen favorite, but Kris Dunn plans to fight for the starting job in Chicago.
“Do I view myself as a starter? I think anybody would view themselves as a starter. Who doesn’t want to start?” Dunn said. “But it’s Coach’s choice. And I’m going to do whatever I can to help this team win. Whatever the team needs me to do, I’m here for it.” Dunn quieted any speculation about him being unhappy during a nearly 10-minute interview at Media Day, flashing humility, introspection and a competitive and clear mind. Still, he faces an uphill battle with Satoransky coming off an impressive performance at the FIBA World Cup this summer, while the trade rumors will continue to surround his name.
Source: NBC Sports Chicago
July 8, 2019, 5:58 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune has heard that Kris Dunn is available "for the right price."
Considering the Bulls drafted Coby White, traded for Tomas Satoransky and re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono, one wonders how low that price actually is. Johnson also adds that the Bulls have been rumored to have discussed a sign-and-trade with the Grizzlies involving Dunn and Justin Holiday. While Dunn does offer defensive potential, it looks unlikely that he'll be able to find a starting job somewhere next season. His fantasy arrow is pointing down.
Source: Chicago Tribune
May 16, 2019, 12:48 pmKris DunnG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls Vice president of Basketball Operations John Paxson said, "We feel that at the 2, 3, 4, 5 spots, we’re really solid,” When speaking to reporters about the direction of the team on Wednesday.
Earlier in the offseason, Paxson and company seemed to be behind Kris Dunn and expected improvement from the three-year pro this summer. A lot has changed since then, as it has become clear that the Bulls do not view Dunn as the long-term solution at PG. Pairing these recent comments with the rumors surrounding Dunn's work ethic last offseason, this tumultuous relationship doesn't have good odds of lasting much longer.
Source: The Athletic
April 10, 2019, 10:56 pmKris DunnG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn battled multiple injuries this season and saw the court 46 times in which he delivered top-85/110 value in 8/9-cat formats.
Dunn saw another fairly productive season cut short due to injury. He played 46 games, starting 44 of them, and managed to stay productive given injuries (back, migraine, pelvis, knee) and a coaching change. Dunn also said he did not prepare last summer for the type of offense that the Bulls ended up running and he will be able to focus this upcoming summer's training to be more aligned with what he'll be asked to do. If the Bulls don't draft a point guard he should be able to deliver similar results next season.
April 10, 2019, 3:04 pmKris DunnG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back strain) is doubtful for Wednesday's season finale.
He's not going to play.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 9, 2019, 7:26 pmKris DunnG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back strain) is out for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks.
It will be Ryan Arcidiacono getting the start tonight with Walter Lemon Jr. seeing a lot of minutes off the bench. Lemon is still the player to target here, but the Knicks provide a great matchup for both players to provide value.
Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter
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