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Re: KC Mailbag "Dunn looks great in workouts"... Thinks he will start

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:52 pm
by TeamMan
JimmyJammer wrote:
TheFinishSniper wrote:if Dunn starts this franchise didnt learn nothing out last year. Which also means they picked White as just he was there. Which means in reality we wasted draft pick. Because Dunn was likely 30th out 30 starting PG's in league. Which means you selected in draft at #7 guy who is not even capable be starting PG. As franchise you decided you dont believe in him.

And on top of that you signed in FA a guy who started in NBA last year and proven he as was solid PG. More likely suited for backup role, but still starter material if needed.

And yet Dunn is on roster and starting. Please remove Kris Dunn of this roster today, tommorow, next month, just remove him so we can move on as franchise from disasters called scrubs who dont fit with rest of roster or philosophy you trying to implement.


Nothing would please me more than seeing Coby White come out and snatch that starting position from any of his competitors, which would imply that he has arrived. He did that in North Carolina despite the odds being against him to do so. Coby White going against a ball hawk like Dunn everyday in practice will end up being a blessing in disguise when it comes to his development. If many of us fans think that Dunn is not the solution, why should we worry whether or not he can be beaten for that starting spot? Shouldn't that happen inevitably? In my world, if you can't beat Dunn, who is supposedly a crappy player, fairly for the starting spot, it means you are not the solution to our starting PG problem, at least not yet.

IMO the sun has set on Dunn's career as a Bull.

Keeping in mind that this is the contract year for his rookie contract, the remaining questions are:

- Can the Bulls trade him by the deadline for a player or draft pick of value?

- Until then, can Dunn adapt to the Bulls new style of play? It appears to me that he's struggling. He can play a role as a defensive specialist, but Shaq Harrison can also fill that role. He is in the very bad position of having to learn from the other guards on the team, and he doesn't seem to be the type of personality to make that adjustment. First, he would need to start shooting 100 3P shots a day (every day) to become a threat as a open shooter. In so doing, he would need to extend his range to at least 2 feet beyond the arch. Can he do it?

- If the Bulls fail to make a deal for Dunn, he still has value to the team as an expiring contract. And they will need that money for cap space next year. Is that their plan?

- Will the Bulls make the QA for Dunn? They could still hold out for a Sign-and-Trade, but next season they will already have another draft pick that they will have to make room for on the roster. So, it makes sense to just let him walk.

- Finally, if Dunn makes a miraculous transformation and becomes a big contributor to this year's team, will the Bulls decide to keep him?

Re: KC Mailbag "Dunn looks great in workouts"... Thinks he will start

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:06 pm
by madvillian
Inverse law of pre season hype: the more an underwhelming non-rookie is hyped in the preseason the less he actually improved in the offseason.

Re: KC Mailbag "Dunn looks great in workouts"... Thinks he will start

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:25 pm
by bad knees
KC and Cowley both recently wrote articles stating the obvious - that Sato will be the starting point guard.

Re: KC Mailbag "Dunn looks great in workouts"... Thinks he will start

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:03 pm
by Ice Man
madvillian wrote:Inverse law of pre season hype: the more an underwhelming non-rookie is hyped in the preseason the less he actually improved in the offseason.


There is some truth to that. I don't expect much truth from the Bulls organization during the preseason; their comments seem to be motivational and/or for the benefit of other teams, should they attempt to trade the guys. I rate their honesty somewhere around car salesmen level.

Re: KC Mailbag "Dunn looks great in workouts"... Thinks he will start

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:01 pm
by Michael Jackson
Ice Man wrote:
madvillian wrote:Inverse law of pre season hype: the more an underwhelming non-rookie is hyped in the preseason the less he actually improved in the offseason.


There is some truth to that. I don't expect much truth from the Bulls organization during the preseason; their comments seem to be motivational and/or for the benefit of other teams, should they attempt to trade the guys. I rate their honesty somewhere around car salesmen level.



They also have to feed the media some clickbait titles. It’s part of the whole NBA product you have to interact with the media.