Category Archives: Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn On The Move to Chicago Bulls in Draft Night Trade for Jimmy Butler

Leading up to the 2016 NBA Draft there were plenty of rumors that the Chicago Bulls were looking to move up from 14 to take Kris Dunn. Much of those rumored discussion happened between the Bulls and the Boston Celtics, who owned the 3rd pick in last year’s draft. No trade happened and Dunn was selected 5th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fast-forward a year and the Bulls were again interested in Dunn on draft night and, this time, they pulled the trigger. The Timberwolves and former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau got Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick — which turned into former Creighton big man Justin Patton — and the Bulls got Dunn, Zach LaVine and the 7th pick — which turned into Lauri Markkanen.

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Providence’s Kris Dunn Selected 5th Overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves

With the 5th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select…

Kris Dunn.”

Dunn is heading to Minnesota after the Timberwolves selected him 5th overall. Dunn becomes the 42nd player from Providence to be selected in the NBA Draft and he joins the elite company of Otis Thorpe, Marvin Barnes, Ernie DiGregorio, Jimmy Walker and Lenny Wilkens as the only Providence players taken in the Top 10 of the NBA Draft. Dunn is also just the 3rd Providence player ever to be taken in the NBA Draft’s Lottery — a system that began in 1985 — joining Austin Croshere and Eric Williams.

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Kris Dunn: College Basketball Star, College Graduate onto the NBA

Just about 14 months ago to the day, Kris Dunn made a bold decision to return to Providence College for another season with the Friars. Dunn, finally healthy after two shoulder surgeries forced him to miss a total of 44 games his first two seasons, was coming off a breakout season that culminated in Providence’s second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, something the program hadn’t done since Rick Barnes took his first two Providence teams to the Big Dance in 1989 and 1990. Dunn was also named the Big East’s co-Player of the Year and co-Defensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-Big East performer, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, NBCSports.com Second Team All-American and CBSSports.com Third Team All-American. In short, Dunn had accomplished a ton and no one would have blamed him for taking his talents to the NBA. But Dunn wasn’t quite finished at Providence, both on the court and in the classroom.

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Listen to Ed Cooley on “College Hoops Today” Podcast with Jon Rothstein

Ed Cooley was this week’s guest on the “College Hoops Today” podcast with Jon Rothstein. Cooley talked about the excitement of having two players as possible first round picks in this week’s NBA Draft, what that means for the Providence program, the state of the Big East and much more. Cooley’s interview begins around the 8:26 mark.

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Providence Athletics Hosting NBA Draft Watch Party

Providence Athletics will host an NBA Draft Watch Party on June 23rd at G Pub in downtown Providence, the department announced on it’s Twitter page. Providence has two players eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft and both appear to be locks to get drafted with Kris Dunn expected to be off the board sometime in the top 6 picks and Ben Bentil listed as a late First Round or early Second Round pick in most mock drafts.

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Kris Dunn Named to 2016 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team

Kris Dunn was one of 25 players announced on Tuesday that will be members of the 2016 USA Basketball Select Team. The Select Team trains with and against the USA Basketball National Team as the National Team prepares for the Rio Olympics in August. Dunn is joined by fellow college players Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia), Brandon Ingram (Duke), Brice Johnson (North Carolina) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State). The other 20 players are already in the NBA.

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