Kris Dunn could miss rest of season with knee injury
If the Chicago Bulls make a run at the No. 8 seed in the second half of the season, it will likely be coming without the help of guard Kris Dunn.
KC Johnson of NBC Sports reported on Monday that there is a growing belief the 25-year-old will miss the remainder of the year with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Dunn was injured on Jan. 31 when teammate Thaddeus Young took a charge and inadvertently fell into his knee. He has not played since.
The former No. 5 overall pick Dunn is averaging 7.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game for the Bulls this season. He has also gotten a total of 32 starts for them on the year.
While the Bulls are an unsightly 19-36, they are somewhat surprisingly just five games back of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Some changes could be coming to the team overall, but it sounds like Dunn may not be around for this fairly critical stretch for them.