How good will Kris Dunn be?

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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#21 » by JonFromVA » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:09 pm

If John Wall is truly unhappy in Washington, I could see the TWolves offering Dunn for him - then Thibs doesn't have to worry about developing a PG.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#22 » by NBAfan3024 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:18 pm

Very good in a few years...all-star type who can impact games for sure.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#23 » by Ferulci » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:21 pm

He can be an all-star for sure. I see him as a poor man Russ with better defense.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#24 » by thelead » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:18 pm

Chris Paul swagger on the court. From what I've seen, he looks like a star... we'll see.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#25 » by Chi » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:32 pm

Reminds me of Wade mostly. But since he'll be playing PG I'll go with Bledsoe.

That would be very nice if he hopefully falls somewhere between there.

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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#26 » by MGB8 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:05 pm

2nd coming of Gary Payton (as a ceiling).
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Post#27 » by PLT » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 pm

Marcus Smart is his ceiling
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Post#28 » by JLei » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:37 pm

Interesting bump. He has to be an insane disappointment on offense so far. Playmaking seems half decent but the being worse than Rubio at shooting from all areas of the court (especially at the rim) is crazy for a kid as athletic and old as he.

Defense seems to at least not be bad which was expected. 1.9sp36 and 1.0bp36.

Any hope for his offensive game? He seems terrible (like Delon Wright, who he reminds of me as a Raptor fan and at least Delon seems to draw fouls, because he's a terrible finisher too, shows good defensive potential like Delon).
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#29 » by Mr.Raptorsingh » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:43 pm

PLT wrote:Marcus Smart is his ceiling

Yeah, right now, he's playing like Marcus Smart. As the case with Smart, it all depends on how much he can improve on his jumpshot.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#30 » by jamaalstar21 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:46 pm

seems like I'm going to be unpopular on this thread but... his rookie season was a jaw-dropping disappointment imo. I love Dunn, his raw defensive tools on the perimeter are elite, I wonder if he led the NBA in perimeter blocks per 36 this year (not sure how to find this stat). BUT he is so far away from being and NBA calibre offensive player, it was startling. His athleticism is unquestionable (reminiscent of anyone from Wall to D-Wade to Westbrook), but aside from the occasional flashy dribbling, he disapointed in every way on that side of the ball. I'm rooting for this guy, but he was projected as an NBA ready 22 year old and he's obviously a huge project. Right now he looks more like a combination of Tony Allen and Milt Palacio than he does like anyone who is average NBA point guard on offense... I'm holding out hope, but I think it's pretty blind love from T-Wolves fans to be throwing around the names that are being thrown around on this thread...
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#31 » by PlatinumState » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:56 pm

I hope his junior and senior seasons in college werent aberrations and he'll show up next season. If not Minnesota wasted that pick. Could've drafted Jamal Murray instead.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#32 » by FinallyImHere » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:08 pm

Mr.Raptorsingh wrote:
PLT wrote:Marcus Smart is his ceiling

Yeah, right now, he's playing like Marcus Smart. As the case with Smart, it all depends on how much he can improve on his jumpshot.

Marcus Smart (23) 10.7pts 3.9Rbs 4.5AST >>> Kris Dunn (23) 3.5pts 2.1Rbs 2.3AST

Marcus Smart is a winner, he makes plays that matter not necessarily on offense but the defensive end. Kris Dunn at the same age is, SAD!

Jaylen Brown (20) 6.4pts 2.8 rbs 0.7ast was by far the better draft pick at 3 everyone was bashing Ainge for not picking Dunn who clearly is the inferior player.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#33 » by Avihs7 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:31 pm

He has to improve his jumpshot to be anything more then a backup pg in this league. His Defense is already elite, so so passer, alright at driving the basketball, but his jumpshot is gonna hold him back it's that bad. If he can improve that aspect of his game he might one day be a nba starting pg, but until that happens he's gonna be a career backup. Their is no chance Thibs is looking to move Rubio to start Dunn after what he has seen unfold in Minnesota this year.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#34 » by SocalJazz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:40 pm

I wanted Kris Dunn to be good as I find the Timberwolves a team that is easy to root for as a 2nd team. I remember being surprised in the rookie survey that he was many of their picks for ROY if I remember right, I expected him to be sixth man quality by the end of the year but he is definitely still a ways. Hopefully he doesn't go the way of our recently drafted PGs.
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Post#35 » by XTC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:52 pm

Looks like Antonio Daniels 2.0 right now. Hope he turns it around.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#36 » by Bologna Smasher » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:03 am

John Wall before he developed a jumpshot.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#37 » by boomershadow » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:12 am

Devassa wrote:
papidulo wrote:Im imagining somewhere between emmanuel mudiay and prime derrick rose.

So either God awful or MVP caliber? Way to go out on a limb there with the prediction

I predict he will land somewhere between GOAT and that short white guy I play with at the Y sometimes who thinks he can shoot but can't.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#38 » by The_Hater » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:14 am

Bologna Smasher wrote:John Wall before he developed a jumpshot.

Are you trying to be funny? Dunn is one of the worst offensive players in the league.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#39 » by Pass_the_rock » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:30 am

At the start of the season I posted on Minny board that old rookies who can't shoot are no good. People didn't like it and got mean to me. Someone brought up Gary Payton. Lol, whatever.
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Re: How good will Kris Dunn be? 

Post#40 » by PharmD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:46 am

His offensive limitations are pretty apparent. He can't create anything at all in the halfcourt (tho he's an average PG passer) so you can't play him at point guard. And he can't shoot at all. So he's looking like an off-guard that can't shoot but is great on defense. Like Patrick Beverly without the ability to knock down open shots. Yay.

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