Kris Dunn was disappointing enough during his rookie season with the Timberwolves that he was mostly considered a throw-in on the blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade. The Bulls were probably like, “Can you also send over that bust dude you have? That way your fans don’t have to think about him and get mad anymore,” and the Timberwolves were probably like, “We want to get out from underneath the damning specter of drafting a bust, plus we also dearly want to acquire known locker-room cancer and young player-ruiner Jimmy Butler, so we’ll basically do anything you want.” The conversations were likely to be more professionally worded, but that’s the gist of it anyway.
After two somewhat promising years with the Bulls, Dunn’s role has been reduced and he’s starting to look like a bust again. He’s not the biggest bust in the top of the 2016 draft (Dragan Bender and Georgios Papagiannis busted harder) and there’s still time for him to not be a bust, but he’s already 25. If he was going to be an All-Star caliber player, he would have showed flashes of it by now. If he was going to be an All-Star caliber player, you probably would even be able to detect it just by watching this video. A frame-by-frame analysis would reveal hidden nuggets of stardom not visible to the naked eye.
Instead, you get Dunn running into the paint from the corner three to shoot a weird hook shot. He does that at least three times in this video. I’m just saying, you don’t see people breaking out that move during the All-Star game. You see dunks and flashy passes and three-pointers during the All-Star game.