It was announced today that Friar alum Kris Dunn would sign a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth $10 million with the second season being a player option. Dunn had been with the Chicago Bulls the past 3 seasons after being apart of the Jimmy Butler trade that sent him to Minnesota. Dunn was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 5th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Entering his 5th season Dunn has found his footing in the league but so far has failed to live up to the billing of a top 5 pick. What Dunn can hang his hat on is that he has developed into one of the best defensive guards in the league and that is certainly valuable. The Atlanta Hawks definitely saw value in Dunn as a guy who can make up for super scorer Trae Young’s lack of defense. It was becoming ever apparent that Dunn wasn’t apart of the Bulls future as he didn’t attend offseason workouts and wasn’t extended a qualifying offer. Dunn will now look to start a new chapter in his career with an up and coming team with playoff aspirations in 2020-2021.