Last night’s Bulls game featured another tough loss but another strong performance from Kris Dunn who continues his breakout campaign.
The Chicago Bulls have now lost 10 straight games. That’s over twice as many losses as the best team in the Eastern Conference has all season. This shows just how far away the Bulls are from being on top of the East again. The bright side? Kris Dunn’s stellar play has continued to make Bulls fans smile.
Kris Dunn had another good game, earning him the player of the game award from Pippen Ain’t Easy.
Dunn led the team in scoring and assists. Granted the Bulls are the worst team in the NBA – that’s still impressive for a guy that struggled to find his way into a rotation on a bad Minnesota team last year.
Dunn finished the game with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block.
That’s really good, actually.
A common tendency in NBA fandom in today’s day and age is that in order for a player to have an awesome game, he needs to score 30 points or record a triple-double. That’s just not the case. 18, 6, and 6 isn’t only a good game – it’s a great game. It’s the kind of game that helps teams win (maybe not in the Bulls case, but that’s beside the point).
Kris Dunn has had a good run lately. We always knew he could play defense but his offensive production was the question. Clearly the Bulls had confidence that he would pan out if he was involved in the Jimmy Butler trade – and it’s games like this that are proving them right.
Dunn is making his case that he can be a quality starting point guard in the NBA.
Nobody needs him to be Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, or Steph Curry.
He just needs to be able to help out on the offensive end while he makes his living on the defensive end.
And games like this are showing he’s more than capable of doing that.