Chicago Bulls: Four moves to fix direction of the franchise

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4. Explore the idea of trading Kris Dunn

Once viewed as a key piece of the future that the Bulls were building for, Kris Dunn has been frustrating to watch.  During the 2018-2019 season, Dunn played in just 46 games, averaging 11.3 points per game.

It’s time for the front office to make a decision as there are both pros and cons to keeping Dunn on the roster. On one hand, Dunn is young meaning with the right coaching, there is still plenty of time for him to turn his career around.

But at the same time, when the Bulls traded for Dunn two years ago, they were gambling on his upside. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if he has developed into the player the Bulls envisioned when they traded for him.

Although Dunn may not be the most coveted name on the market, the Bulls should at least explore the idea of trading for him as they may be able to get some basic compensation for him. While the compensation the Bulls get for him may not be what the front office is looking for, it’s worth noting that Dunn is set to be a restricted free agent next summer.

Essentially, this means that any team can sign him to an offer sheet, however, should the Bulls choose to match this offer sheet, then they’d retain him. However, if not, then Dunn would sign with whatever team offered him a contract.

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Time is clearly ticking for Kris Dunn experiment is Chicago. Although he hasn’t been great, he hasn’t been overly terrible either. During the 2019-2020 season, it’s likely that Dunn will be under a microscope as he’s entering a critical year of his career.