Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn will miss the next four-to-six weeks after suffering a moderate MCL sprain in the Bulls’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, the team announced:
INJURY UPDATE: Kris Dunn will miss 4-6 weeks with a moderate MCL sprain.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) October 23, 2018
Dunn, the fifth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, looked like a colossal bust in Minnesota, as he averaged just 3.8 points and 2.4 assists in just over 17 minutes per game in his rookie year. However, after the Wolves pulled the trigger on a draft night trade for Jimmy Butler that included Dunn and 2017 draftee Lauri Markannen, the young guard showed much more promise with the Bulls. In his first season with Chicago, the Providence product averaged 13.4 points and 6.0 assists as the team’s starting point guard, making a case for Most Improved Player.
Dunn has played in just one game so far this season, as he missed the team’s second contest against the Detroit Pistons due to the birth of his son. Without their starting point guard, Cameron Payne will likely take over as the starter for the Bulls with Ryan Arciadiacono receiving the team’s backup minutes.