The Chicago Bulls added another point guard via sign-and-trade, and now might move on from Kris Dunn.
As the gates were blown off the 2019 NBA free agency period on Sunday night, the Chicago Bulls were quick on the draw. Their first move came by signing free agent veteran forward Thaddeus Young, fresh off his deal with the Indiana Pacers.
While Young immediately brings depth to the forward spots, the Bulls went out Monday morning to add significant depth to their point guard group. Chicago executed a sign-and-trade with the Washington Wizards in order to land 3-year NBA veteran Tomas Satoransky.
The 6-foot-7 combo guard may not be a well-known guy to the average Bulls fan, but it’s tough to get noticed on a team like the Wizards. Satoransky brings a ton of versatility to the Bulls as a player who has experience at both point guard and shooting guard — as well as having played small forward at times.
With that news, of course folks are starting to wonder about the future of Kris Dunn. Having already drafted Coby White with the seventh overall pick, the Bulls now have a bit of a conundrum. No matter what head coach Jim Boylen the front office says, it is clear that Dunn and the Bulls are destined to part ways in one manner or the other.
Now, the rumors have become reality as Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated has reported. The Bulls are indeed trying to find a trade partner for Dunn.
Earlier in their offseason, the Bulls were rumored to be doing the same thing, but apparently Dunn’s trade value wasn’t virtually non-existent.
Dunn had become expendable, and some fans would argue that he has been expendable for quite some time now. Despite his potential as a strong perimeter defender, Dunn simply hasn’t lived up to his being a top lottery pick a few years ago.
Should the Bulls move Dunn, the vision of this team would be clear. It is the Satoransky and White show as far as I’m concerned, and we’re all just waiting for Dunn to be dealt. Look for that to happen quickly, too, as this free agency period is heating up fast.