Chicago Bulls: Power ranking the 5 best players

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: Kris Dunn /
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4. Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is coming off a year where the expectations were a little unclear. After his rookie season, fans weren’t sure whether he was fit to be a franchise point guard or not. He spent most of the season proving himself as a starting caliber point guard and will have the opportunity during the upcoming season to continue to show fans (and the Bulls front office) what he’s capable of. If he doesn’t have a good second year with the Bulls, they might be looking elsewhere for a point guard.

I don’t think that will be a problem, though. During the 2017-18 season, Dunn averaged a cool 13.4 points, 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game on 42.9 percent shooting from the field and 32.1 percent shooting from 3-point range. Besides the shooting percentages – which were much improved from his rookie season – those numbers are pretty good.

The thing with the Bulls is they don’t need a guy like Damian Lillard or Russell Westbrook. Don’t get me wrong, I would take either of those guys in a heartbeat, but what I mean is the Bulls don’t need a shoot-first point guard. They have Jabari Parker, Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine. All of those guys are shoot-first players. What the Bulls really need is someone who can see the court, make the right pass, not turn the ball over and play solid defense.

So far, Kris Dunn is looking like a solid candidate to be that guy.