KC Johnson: Marc Eversley said Kris Dunn “is on the road, rehabbing by himself,” which the Bulls support. Bulls have a decision on whether to extend a qualifying offer to Dunn.
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When he was in town, Dunn was one of the players allowed into the Advocate Center before it re-opened for individual workouts in early June because he was rehabilitating his injury. A source said his right knee is fully rehabilitated now. But with his future contract status uncertain, he isn’t participating in the Bulls’ program.
Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn underwent an MRI and re-examination on Friday, Feb. 14 by Dr. Brian Cole at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. He will continue his current rehabilitation program of his medial collateral ligament sprain for the next 4-6 weeks before progressing to functional training. A determination will be made at that time if additional treatment is required.
Joe Cowley: Kris Dunn will stay on his current program to rehab the right MCL over the next 4-6 weeks, and then the Bulls will determine if any further procedures need to take place, according to Bulls. Basically, as already mentioned on these very pages, Dunn is likely done for the year.
The Bulls haven’t officially updated Dunn’s status since Feb. 4 when they said the guard’s sprained right MCL would be re-examined in two weeks. But sources said there’s growing belief that Dunn will miss the remainder of the season with the injury, which occurred when Thaddeus Young took a charge and inadvertently crashed into Dunn’s knee on the first possession of a Jan. 31 road game against the Nets.
Bobby Marks: Chicago confirms that guard Kris Dunn has a medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee. The guard is 6 starts away from reaching starter criteria and seeing his $4.6M Qualifying Offer this offseason increase to $7.1M.
Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn injured his right knee in the first quarter of Friday night’s game at the Brooklyn Nets. He underwent an MRI and clinical exam at Rush Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 1 which confirmed the initial diagnosis of a medial collateral ligament sprain. Dunn will be reexamined following an initial two-week phase of immobilization and physical therapy. The definitive treatment and timetable will be determined over that time frame as symptoms improve.
KC Johnson: Thad Young said he felt bad because his head smashed into Kris Dunn’s knee after Young took charge. In his 13th season, Young said he’d never seen game start with such a play.
KC Johnson: Boylen on Dunn on the court: “Kris does things in our system that are big pillars of our system – the defense, the running game, the driving and attacking that we do, the paint touches that we get. So we’re going to have to find that other places and move forward.”
KC Johnson: Dunn, LaVine didn’t practice.
KC Johnson: Dunn, Porter out vs. Raptors. LaVine doubtful.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Zach LaVine will warm up and see how he feels. Dunn is probable.
Mike McGraw: Boylen said Kris Dunn is questionable for Sat with back injury. Porter doubtful with shoulder. #Bulls
Mike McGraw: Boylen says Kris Dunn (migraine) will travel with team to Memphis today. Says both Dunn and Porter (leg strain) questionable for Wed. #Bulls
Malika Andrews: Kris Dunn and Otto Porter Jr. will not play against the Bucks tonight. Ryan Arcidiacono will start at point, Jim Boylen said.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Kris Dunn practiced. Missed last game before break with back contusion. RoLo’s flight back from break delayed and arrived late.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Kris Dunn is out vs. Grizzlies.
KC Johnson: Dunn, Selden both playing vs. Pelicans, per Boylen.
Joe Cowley: Kris Dunn and Wayne Selden both full practice today.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Dunn and Portis will play 20-24 minutes.
Darnell Mayberry: Dunn is playing tonight. Coming off the bench.
Malika Andrews: Kris Dunn says he has been told he will come off the bench tonight against Sacramento. He has not been given a minute range.
Malika Andrews: Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn will not play for the Bulls tonight against the Celtics. Boylen said he expects them back “soon, any day.”
Mike McGraw: Kris Dunn said he did full practice today, still taking things day by day. #Bulls
Joe Cowley: Hoiberg continued to say that Kris Dunn (left knee) is about a week behind Lauri Markkanen, so expect his return to come in the next week to 10 days.
Hoiberg said that Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn felt “okay” after participating in the non-contact portions of yesterday’s practice. “They are still a ways away,” Hoiberg said. “We are not going to get too far ahead of ourselves with those guys, being injuries to their knees.” Hoiberg said they’ll both participate in workouts today that are “a lot more strenuous than the non contact stuff yesterday.”
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Markkanen is planning to do some contact tomorrow, hoping he’ll be ready for full practice shortly after. Said Dunn & Portis ran at 80% #Bulls
Darnell Mayberry: Kris Dunn now wearing a brace on his left knee.
KC Johnson: Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn are done for season, per Bulls. Not enough time/practices to get them in game shape.
KC Johnson: Dunn will go into walking boot after setback.
Vincent Goodwill: Kris Dunn will be out tomorrow, along with Lauri Markkanen. Zach LaVine will be a game time decision with tendinitis. Skeleton crew against Cavs, perhaps
Nick Friedell: Fred is hopeful that Kris Dunn will be back at practice full-time early next week. Fred reiterates Bulls will support Dunn if he wants to play in Rising Stars Game at All-Star weekend.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Dunn is still “a ways away” from game action. #Bulls
KC Johnson: Kris Dunn, wearing braces, in first comments since concussion: “Scary fall. But I played football. I’ll be OK.” No timetable for return.
KC Johnson: Dunn said he has to wear mouthpiece when he returns.
Mike McGraw: #Bulls say Kris Dunn was not a full participant at @windycitybulls practice today. Sounds like he’s just getting back to physical activity post-concussion.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Kris Dunn (concussion) still has symptoms, no timetable for return; LaVine’s minutes expected to rise to 26-28 on Fri vs Lakers. #Bulls
Vincent Goodwill: Kris Dunn will also miss Monday’s game against the Pelicans with a concussion
After further evaluation on Thursday, Jan. 18, Kris Dunn’s two dislocated front teeth were stabilized and have been splinted with braces as the form of treatment. He was also re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA Concussion Protocol.
Vincent Goodwill: After a second round of tests, Kris Dunn has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to sources. As of now he won’t be traveling with the team and will be evaluated at a later date
KC Johnson: Kris Dunn is listed in the starting lineup.
Scott Agness: Late change to the Bulls’ lineup: Kris Dunn is out with left patella tendonitis. Jerian Grant will start.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Kris Dunn and Paul Zipser should play tonight vs OKC. #Bulls
Darnell Mayberry: Hoiberg says Dunn will be primary backup PG if he is available tonight. No real minute restriction. Depends how he feels. #BullsNation
KC Johnson: Dunn, Zipser questionable vs. Thunder.
KC Johnson: Fred Hoiberg confirms original estimate that Kris Dunn is sidelined 2-4 weeks w/ open dislocation of finger. Dunn visited specialist Monday.
With Kris Dunn’s finger injury, expect that to change. Hoiberg has said Valentine will draw some minutes at backup point guard. “As long as Denzel is out there making simple plays, we’ll be fine,” Hoiberg said. “The one thing about this offense is there’s built-in pressure releases. So if he’s getting pressured, there are other guys who can get into the offense and initiate.”
But Dunn will miss at least two and possibly up to four weeks after suffering an “open dislocation” of his left index finger attempting to block Sterling Brown’s dunk with 8 minutes, 53 seconds left. The Bulls open the regular season Oct. 19 in Toronto.
“It’s very disappointing,” said Justin Holiday’s whose team-high 21 points featured five 3-pointers. “Especially Kris. He’s playing well and is going to play a lot. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game. I hope he takes his time, gets healthy and helps us.”
Vincent Goodwill: Dunn dislocated his finger, headed straight to the locker room. From the reaction of his teammates, I’m guessing it wasn’t pretty
On Thursday, for the first time since injuring his right hand, point guard Kris Dunn was able to do some shooting without any protective bandaging. It is another step for Dunn, who originally hurt the hand in the Wolves’ victory over Orlando Jan. 30. He played briefly in the following game, vs. Cleveland, but has not played since.
Dunn said Thursday he hopes to be back before the All-Star Game break . The Wolves have four more games before the break, starting with Friday’s game against New Orleans.
Wolves rookie point guard Kris Dunn, who played in just two NBA Summer League games last month after sustaining a concussion during early action — thus missing out on the young Wolves’ run to the championship game — said Thursday he’s healthy and back on the court. Dunn, who is in New Jersey with other first-year league players for the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program, said in a phone interview Thursday, “I feel great. I’m back on court. I’m just working to get better for training camp, but I’m definitely back.”
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The Hornets are highly interested in selecting former Memphis center James Wiseman in the Nov. 18 draft, two NBA sources with knowledge of the situation told The Observer.
Those sources said they believe the Hornets — who hold the third overall pick — would consider trading up if it would secure Wiseman, who played just three college games at Memphis before opting out of his freshman season and turning pro. One of those sources said he views Georgia guard Anthony Edwards as the Hornets’ backup plan if Wiseman isn’t available to Charlotte.
These are the three main reasons a December start, after the longest N.B.A. season, suddenly became the target: This is what the league’s television partners want. Throughout the N.B.A.’s three-month stay at Walt Disney World, all signs pointed to the 2020-21 season beginning in 2021. League insiders frequently cited mid-January as the earliest possible start date, and several said they would not be surprised to see the wait extended until February or March. Playing the long game, it was often suggested, would enhance the chances of fan attendance for at least a portion of the regular season.
Of course, over the two-plus weeks since the season ended, daunting projections about the spread of the coronavirus this winter have led to rising pessimism about the league’s ability to admit even small crowds anytime soon. Multiple teams thus began to whisper last week that momentum was building to start the new season around Dec. 25 to preserve the ability to broadcast five games on Christmas Day.
Disney, which owns ESPN and has been described by Silver as the league’s biggest partner, badly wants to continue that Christmas tradition and have five games to televise on either ABC or ESPN. Turner, the N.B.A.’s other primary broadcast partner, would get its traditional opening night doubleheader on a Tuesday if the union agrees to the Dec. 22 proposal. The league, for its part, has informed the union that it projects a difference of $500 million in revenue if it can start the season in December rather than mid-January. All of those factors resonate pretty loudly after the season that the N.B.A. just endured.
The league wants to give fans (and players) their summers back. Starting the new season before Christmas would probably enable N.B.A. players to participate in the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021. And several of the league’s top international players, such as Italy’s Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli and Nicolo Melli and France’s Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert, have said in recent weeks how important it is to them.