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Mike Dunleavy | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Duke
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Mike Dunleavy (back) is doing "side-to-side work" and still doesn't have a timetable to return.
Today marks the eight-week mark from his surgery, but it sounds like he'll need another month or so. Expect Tony Snell and Doug McDermott to soak up most of the small forward minutes until Dunleavy is back. He's not worth a stash in most leagues yet. Nov 20 - 5:35 PM

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Mike Dunleavy (back) could return in two weeks.

This is a good sign for the Bulls because there were a lot of bad indications back in the preseason. He has been running, but isn't cutting just yet. Once Dunleavy is back, Tony Snell and Doug McDermott would lose value. Dunleavy is only a stash in very deep leagues.
Source: CSN Chicago
Nov 11 - 10:35 PM

Mike Dunleavy (back surgery) has begun running, although he's still not cutting.

Dunleavy is slowly ramping up the rehab process, and it'll be interesting to see if he eventually reclaims his spot in the starting five once he's fully up to speed with the Bulls. He's approaching the 8-week mark of his initial 8-10 week timetable, and we'll continue to track his status closely. Tony Snell will likely lose the most value once Dunleavy is back in uniform.
Nov 11 - 1:52 PM

Mike Dunleavy has begun ramping up the rehab process as he recovers from offseason back surgery, and he's currently working on core strength according to head coach Fred Hoiberg.

The next step for Dunleavy will be going through on-court work, and he's currently at the 7-week mark of his initial 8-10 week timetable. It'll be interesting to see if he slots back into the starting lineup upon his return, but he'll likely hurt the fantasy value of Doug McDermott and Tony Snell once he gets back on the court.
Nov 8 - 2:36 PM

Mike Dunleavy (back) was seen taking some set shots after the Bulls' practice.

Dunleavy didn't sound optimistic about his recovery back in September, but this is definitely a good sign. He was given a timetable of 8-10 weeks when he had back surgery on Sep. 25, so hopefully we will see him return to the court before the new year. Doug McDermott, Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic should have larger roles in Dunleavy's absence.
Oct 18 - 1:21 PM

Mike Dunleavy (back) did not sound optimistic about his surgery and said he hopes to return this season.

He was expected to miss 8-10 weeks, but it sounds like it could be longer. With Dunleavy out, Doug McDermott is the biggest beneficiary while Nikola Mirotic could also get more run.
Sep 28 - 5:23 PM

Mike Dunleavy (back) had a lower back microdiscectomy procedure and will be out 8-10 weeks.

He actually hasn't had back problems in his career and this one will cost him several games to start the season. The Bulls may have to play Nikola Mirotic at the three more or they could give more minutes to Doug McDermott. They could also slide Jimmy Butler over to the three more to open up minutes for the guards. If you want to roll the dice on McBuckets at the end of a 16-team draft, it's not a bad idea.
Sep 25 - 6:02 PM

The Chicago Bulls and Mike Dunleavy have reached an agreement on a three-year, $14.4 million deal.

Considering the cap is about to explode in 2016, this is a solid value for the Bulls. Dunleavy should be the starting small forward on opening night but he won't be a target in standard fantasy leagues after averaging 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 3-pointers last season. The Doug McDermott show will have to wait.
Jul 1 - 10:08 AM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Bulls and Mike Dunleavy are nearing an agreement for a three-year, $15 million deal.

The Cavaliers and Wizards are also interested in Dunleavy, but it looks like the Bulls are closing in on his signature. Dunleavy is a savvy veteran who averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 3-pointers last season, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well and he is better suited for deeper leagues.
Jul 1 - 9:21 AM

The Cavaliers and Wizards are reportedly both pursuing Mike Dunleavy, but the Bulls remain the favorite to re-sign him.

Teammate Jimmy Butler is optimistic that Dunleavy will stay in Chicago, and it helps that the Bulls hold his Bird rights this summer. The veteran SF is a prototypical 'team player' who facilitates the offense and averaged a respectable 9.4 points, 1.7 triples, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in nearly 30 minutes per game last season.
Jul 1 - 12:51 AM

The Cavaliers reportedly have strong interest in signing unrestricted free agent Mike Dunleavy.

While Dunleavy is expected to re-sign with Chicago, LeBron James is reportedly a fan of Dunleavy and the Cavs are expected to make a push for the swing man. The 34-year-old isn't much of a fantasy asset after averaging 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 three-pointers in 63 games during the 2014-15 regular season, but he could be worth a late-round flier in standard leagues if he lands a role as a starter with the Cavs.
Source: ESPN
Jun 30 - 11:17 AM

The Bulls and Mike Dunleavy have mutual interest in completing a new deal.

Dunleavy is an unrestricted free agent, and while the Bulls are hopeful that the veteran will be back, it will depend on how much money he's asking for with Chicago prioritizing the re-signing of Jimmy Butler. If Dunleavy departs, Doug McDermott could be in line for a much larger role under Fred Hoiberg next season.
Jun 29 - 10:08 AM

Mike Dunleavy struggled throughout Sunday's game, scoring four points on 1-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and five personal fouls in 33 minutes.

The Bulls' offense went ice cold in the second and fourth quarters, and Dunleavy wasn't alone in his misery. Taj Gibson shot 2-of-7 from the field, Joakim Noah was 4-of-12, Jimmy Butler was 8-of-21 and Nikola Mirotic went 1-of-9 in 18 minutes off the bench. The Bulls will look to regain the series lead during Game 5 in Cleveland on Tuesday.
May 10 - 7:58 PM

Mike Dunleavy had another strong and steady game for the Bulls in their Game 3 win over the Cavs on Friday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

Dunleavy is proving the Bulls with solid minutes and making his looks, which is just about all you can ask for out of the vet. Give him a look as a lower-end play in DFS leagues.
May 8 - 11:42 PM

Mike Dunleavy hit 5-of-6 shots (3-of-4 from deep) for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal over 39 minutes in Monday's Game 1 win over the Cavs.

Dunleavy could be in for a heavy workload this series and though he'll be hard pressed to keep shooting like this -- owners will want to give him a bit of added consideration with this workload. Pau Gasol added 21 points, 10 boards, four assists and four blocks in the win.
May 4 - 10:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
SG1Jimmy Butler
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tony Snell
2Doug McDermott
3Mike Dunleavy
PF1Nikola Mirotic
2Taj Gibson
3Bobby Portis
4Cristiano Felicio
C1Pau Gasol
2Joakim Noah
3Cameron Bairstow