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Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn
Position: G
Born: 03/18/94
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $4,046,760
What do you know. A Big Three, and the Bulls may just have them. Lauri Markkanen with a team high 19 points, effectively, made the game winner in a 107-105 victory Saturday over the Detroit Pistons with a baseline 17 footer with 1:08 left. Kris Dunn with 18 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and three blocks made the Bulls previous two baskets, each giving the Bulls a lead after trailing. And then was credited with the blocked shot at the buzzer to prevent a Pistons fast break score that would have tied the game. All this in the Bulls debut of Zach LaVine, the third player from the Jimmy Butler trade, who in his return from February ACL surgery looked smooth, sure and superb with 14 points in 19 minutes.
“I think we can be really good,” said Zach LaVine, who made three of four three pointers, including the first shot he attempted. “We can make a push and that’s our job to do that. We can’t control outside thoughts. We are ball players; we go out there, try to win. I think we’re good. “Growing and winning close games is something we are going to have to continue to do,” LaVine added. “Especially where we want to get (as) we start growing together and when we get to that point, where we need to be in the playoffs (and) going to be contending for things. Growing and getting better every game.”
But if there’s anyone whose life journey makes him ready to battle NBA adversity, it’s Dunn. Dunn’s childhood was impossibly difficult. He and his older brother, John, lived with his single mother, Pia Dunn. When Dunn was in fourth grade, his mother spent most of the year in jail while Dunn and his brother lived by themselves in a two-bedroom apartment, stealing food just to get by. Then his father located him, brought him to his home in Connecticut, and gave Dunn the structure he needed.
“Whatever people say, it won’t get to me,” Dunn said. “You can say it to my face: It won’t get to me. I’ve been through way more actual life adversity than people writing stuff. That’s their opinions. I know what I can bring to a team. I know my game. It’s all about putting the work in. “I could have been down on myself. But that summer, I just worked even harder. Because in life, things ain’t going to go your way. You just gotta figure a way to fight your way out of it. In life, me and my brother and my family, we did that. That was one of the toughest things we had to do. Basketball? That’s just my job. When things don’t go your way, don’t pout. Just find another way to get out of the situation.”