Chicago Bulls G Kris Dunn is out for the rest of the 2019-2020 season. He suffered an MCL sprain in his right knee in the Bulls’ January 31st loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Dunn was expected to be lost for the season, but the Bulls made it official on Tuesday afternoon.
NBC Sports’ Bulls reporter Rob Schaefer made the news public via Twitter on Tuesday.
Jim Boylen just confirmed Kris Dunn is out for the season. Had been reported and speculated, but that’s first official word from the team
— Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) March 3, 2020
Dunn is in his fourth year in the NBA. He spent his first year with the Minnesota Timberwolves before being traded to Chicago. In 2019, he played in 51 games, starting in 32 of them before being shut down for the year.
He was averaging 7.3 points per game, along with 3.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds in just under 25 minutes per game this season. Dunn also was earning the best field goal percentage of his career, at 44.4 percent.
The MCL sprain was re-evaluated after he suffered it in late January. It was determined serious enough to keep him off the court for the rest of the year. Considering the Bulls are 21-40, good for only 11th in the Eastern Conference, Chicago did not want to rush him back.
Chicago will visit Dunn’s old team, the Timberwolves, on Wednesday.
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