For many, 25-year-old Kris Dunn is a project not worth the cost of taking on. Three seasons after being picked 5th in the 2016 draft, Dunn is averaging under 9 points and 5 assists for his career.
But, as suggested by Andrew Miller of Pippen Ain't Easy, the Bulls could use Dunn as an asset for a trade involving highly-treasured 2019 lottery pick, Cam Reddish.
For the Hawks, a backup point guard is drastically needed behind rising star and former Oklahoma Sooners standout floor general Trae Young. That could be filled by adding Dunn, but it wouldn’t come easy for either team to pull off here.
The other piece moved around to the Hawks here is the 2018 draft pick of the Bulls and former Boise State Broncos small forward Chandler Hutchison.
New blood and an actual cheap contract on the wing for the Hawks could be a good thing. In return for Hutchison and Dunn, the Bulls receive former Duke Blue Devils wing Cam Reddish and a young role player that could come off the bench in shooting guard Deandre Bembry. For all the troubles the Hawks have to go to here, the Bulls have to send them a future first-round pick.
Like Atlanta, the Bulls are seeking to build a collection of picks and young players in hopes of forming a contender.
Unfortunately, their roster lacks a true face. A guy like Cam Reddish has the potential to change that, so long as Chicago is willing to pay the price. With Duke last season, Reddish played 3rd fiddle behind Zion and RJ Barrett but still managed to average over 13 points per game.
The Hawks are hoping he can be a complimentary piece to sophomore sharp-shooter, Trey Young. If not, they can use him to fill some of their other needs for this upcoming season.