Kris Dunn is an intriguing point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans to consider in free agency
We all know the New Orleans Pelicans are spreading their money thin with Brandon Ingram expecting a max-extension. This means it’s time for the Pelicans to get creative in filling the remaining holes on their roster.
That includes finding a suitable back-up point guard. For most of this season, Frank Jackson was playing in that role. Jackson was serviceable albeit invisible during the regular season but came alive in the bubble with some dazzling showcases. I think if the New Orleans Pelicans want to contend they need more from that spot on their roster.
That’s where this situation gets tricky, the New Orleans Pelicans need to find an upgrade at their back-up point guard spot at a low price. I believe there’s a player available right now that another rebuilding organization is losing their faith who fits that description. That player is Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn.
Kris Dunn is a tantalizing talent that the Chicago Bulls acquired by trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In his first year with Chicago, Dunn was looking like the team’s franchise point guard for the future. Thanks to the ineptitude of the Chicago Bulls, his development is stalling.
What people don’t understand is the point guard is the position that takes the most time to develop in the NBA. Just look back historically, all-time point guards like Steve Nash and Chauncey Billups didn’t flourish until their late-20s because they needed time to grow.
I believe with Kris Dunn, the talent is still there and he brings a lot of traits the New Orleans Pelicans need to the roster at a low price. Here’s why I consider signing Kris Dunn in the 2020 offseason.