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Kris Dunn
No. 32 – Chicago Bulls
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-03-18) March 18, 1994 (age 24)
New London, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school New London
(New London, Connecticut)
College Providence (2012–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Minnesota Timberwolves
2017–present Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kristofer Michael Dunn (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played four seasons of college basketball for Providence before being drafted with the 5th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Timberwolves.

High school career[edit]

Dunn attended New London High School in New London, Connecticut; he was one of the most dominating point guards in high school basketball. During his junior year in 2010-2011, Dunn averaged 26.5 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 5 assists per game to lead the Whalers to a 27-0 record and a victory in the Connecticut Class L State Championship against Northwest Catholic High School. In his senior year from 2011-2012, he scored his 2,000th career point. He also led New London High School to the semifinal round of the 2012 Connecticut Class LL State Championships where they were defeated by St. Josephs High School.[1] Dunn was ranked #24 out of all high school players nationwide. He was also #1 in Connecticut.

Dunn announced his intention to attend Providence College in August 2011.[2]

College career[edit]

Dunn tore his labrum in June 2012 and underwent shoulder surgery immediately. He made his freshman debut in late December.[3] He played 25 games that season and averaged 5.7 points per game.[4]

On December 11, 2013, it was announced Dunn would undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of his sophomore season[5] after playing four games.

In the 2014-2015 season, Dunn returned from injury to earn the Big East Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year awards. He averaged 15.6 points per game and led the Big East in assists per game and steals per game. Choosing to return for the 2015-2016 season with the intention of graduating, Dunn garnered many preseason accolades, including preseason POY.

Dunn was named Big East Player of the Week on January 4, 2016 after scoring 26 points in a win against St. John's and a 26 point outing in a victory over ninth-ranked Butler.[6] On February 1, 2016, he was named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.[7] He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11.[8]

At the conclusion of his redshirt junior season, Dunn announced his intention to skip his final season of eligibility and enter the 2016 NBA draft.[9] Dunn graduated from Providence and received his college degree following the end of the season.[10] According to ESPN, Dunn was listed as the number two point guard and would likely be a top ten pick in the draft.[11][12]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Providence 25 18 27.2 .398 .286 .690 4.8 3.2 1.2 .3 5.7
2013–14 Providence 4 0 26.5 .316 .000 1.000 2.5 5.0 1.8 .3 3.8
2014–15 Providence 33 33 34.0 .474 .351 .686 5.5 7.5 2.7 .3 15.6
2015–16 Providence 33 32 33.0 .448 .372 .695 5.3 6.2 2.5 .6 16.4
Career 95 83 31.5 .450 .354 .693 5.1 5.8 2.2 .4 12.8

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2016–2017)[edit]

On June 23, 2016, Dunn was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[13] On July 7, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Timberwolves and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[14] Dunn scored a team-high 27 points in his Summer League debut.[15] He managed just two Summer League games before sitting out the rest of the tournament after being diagnosed with a concussion.[16] He made his regular season debut on October 26 in the Timberwolves' season opener, scoring eight points off the bench in a 102–98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[17] On November 1, he had 10 points, six assists and five steals in his first career start, helping the Timberwolves defeat the Grizzlies 116–80.[18] On December 6, he had a season-best game with 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting in a 105–91 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[19]

Chicago Bulls (2017–present)[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Dunn was traded, along with Zach LaVine and the rights to Lauri Markkanen (the 7th pick in the 2017 NBA draft), to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the rights to Justin Patton (the 16th pick in the 2017 NBA draft).[20] His debut with the Bulls was delayed until the fifth game of the season after he suffered a left index finger dislocation during a preseason game on October 6. In his debut on October 28, in a 101–69 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dunn came off the bench and had eight points and five fouls, while also aggravating his finger.[21] On November 17, 2017, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 123–120 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[22] On December 9, 2017, he had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Bulls to a 104–102 victory over the New York Knicks.[23] On December 26, 2017, he recorded 20 points and 12 assists in 33 minutes in a 115–106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[24] He also had four steals and two blocks against the Bucks; Dunn joined Michael Jordan as the only Bulls player with at least 20 points, 12 assists, four steals and two blocks in a game. He also became one of only 18 players to have amassed that stat line in an NBA game.[25] On January 5, 2018, he scored a career-high 32 points in a 127–124 win over the Dallas Mavericks.[26] On February 14, 2018, he had eight points and three assists in 20 minutes against the Toronto Raptors after missing 11 games because of a concussion.[27]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Minnesota 78 7 17.1 .377 .288 .610 2.1 2.4 1.0 .5 3.8
2017–18 Chicago 52 43 29.3 .429 .321 .730 4.3 6.0 2.0 .5 13.4
Career 130 50 22.0 .413 .309 .690 3.0 3.8 1.4 .5 7.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.courant.com/2014-03-20/sports/hc-hs-boys-bb-tourney-agate-0306-20140305_1_fairfield-prep-hillhouse-basketball-tournament-schedule
  2. ^ "New London's Kris Dunn opts for Providence". MiddletownPress.com Kris Dunns Height is 6'3 and weight is 180 LBs. August 24, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/21293291/providences-kris-dunn-expected-to-return-before-christmas
  4. ^ "Kris Dunn". friars.com. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kris Dunn out for season". ESPN.com news service. 11 Dec 2013. Retrieved 21 Dec 2013. 
  6. ^ "Providence's Dunn, Villanova's Brunson Take MBB Weekly Honors". Big East Conference. January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ Nortlander, Matt (February 1, 2016). "Cat Barber, Fred VanVleet missing from list of Cousy Award finalists". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ Foltin, Lindsey (22 March 2016). "Providence guard Kris Dunn will enter NBA Draft". foxsports.com. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  10. ^ McNamara, Kevin (15 May 2016). "PC Commencement: Kris Dunn caps off stellar college career". Providence Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  11. ^ Ford, Chad. "Chad Ford's Big Board". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Providence star Kris Dunn waited for NBA and won
  13. ^ TIMBERWOLVES SELECT GUARD KRIS DUNN WITH THE FIFTH OVERALL PICK IN THE 2016 NBA DRAFT
  14. ^ TIMBERWOLVES SIGN KRIS DUNN
  15. ^ DUNN PUTS ON A SHOW IN LOSS TO NUGGETS
  16. ^ Wolves' Kris Dunn sits out after concussion
  17. ^ Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Timberwolves 102-98
  18. ^ Wolves throttle short-handed Grizz for 1st win, 116-80
  19. ^ Spurs move to 13-0 on the road with 105-91 win over Wolves
  20. ^ "BULLS ACQUIRE DUNN, LAVINE AND MARKKANEN FROM MINNEOSTA". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Anthony scores 21 to lead Thunder's 101-69 rout of Bulls". ESPN.com. October 28, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Holiday scores 27, Bulls hold off Walker, Hornets 123-120". ESPN.com. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Dunn hits late free throws, Bulls edge Knicks 104-102". ESPN.com. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Mirotic scores 24 points off bench, Bulls beat Bucks 115-106". ESPN.com. December 26, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Bulls rally for a 92-87 win over Knicks". ESPN.com. December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Dunn gets career-high 32 as Bulls hold off Mavs 127-124". ESPN.com. January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Lowry leads Raptors to 7th win in row, 122-98 over Bulls". ESPN.com. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018. 

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