Chicago Bulls: 3 under the radar GM candidates worth consideration

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2. Mike Dunleavy Jr., Golden State Warriors Assistant General Manager

A name that is very familiar around the Windy City is the current Golden State Warriors assistant general manager and former Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. Last offseason, the Warriors made the move to name Dunleavy as their next assistant general manager. He’s definitely had his work cut out for him since.

The Warriors were one of the NBA’s worst time during the regular season to date. Key injuries to the likes of shooting guard Klay Thompson, point guard Stephen Curry, and the loss in free agency of superstar forward Kevin Durant made the Warriors rebuild expedited over the course of just one year. But the Warriors should be getting Steph and Klay back together before too long.

However, Dunleavy was originally brought aboard with the Warriors front office as a pro scout in the lead up to the 2018-19 regular season. He was promoted to the assistant general manager role one year later, in the lead up to this current regular season. And he’s going to continue to be tested in the meantime. The Warriors could very well land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Like Battier, Dunleavy is a product of the Duke hoops program. He was the third overall pick of the Warriors in the 2002 NBA Draft. Dunleavy would spend most of his playing career in the NBA with the Warriors (five seasons). He also spent mixed parts of five seasons with the Indiana Pacers, three with the Bulls, and two with the Milwaukee Bucks.