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Mike Dunleavy | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 230
College: Duke
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Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Friday night.
This is his 16 game out of the lineup. Tony Snell is a very strong bet to start tonight with the Nikola Mirotic Experiment finished. Snell is not a great play in most leagues. Jan 30 - 9:04 PM

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Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is questionable to play against the Suns on Friday.

Considering how poorly the Bulls were on perimeter defense, one would think coach Tom Thibodeau will want Dunleavy out there. If he does miss his 16th straight game, the Bulls will use more two-PG lineups along with Tony Snell.
Jan 30 - 2:20 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Thursday.

This is his 15th consecutive game out of the lineup. The Bulls haven't missed him much and have handed some extra minutes to Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell. Plus, the Bulls are playing Nikola Mirotic at small forward again.
Jan 29 - 10:10 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against the Warriors

The Bulls were already looking at a short-handed roster with Jimmy Butler (illness) questionable for Tuesday, so Tony Snell, Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich, and potentially Nikola Mirotic could see big minutes against the Warriors.

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play vs. the Heat on Sunday.

He has been out since Dec. 30 so the Bulls will ease him back into action when he does return. Unless you are in a deep league and are desperate for 3-pointers, there is no need to hold onto Dunleavy. Tony Snell will remain in the starting lineup on Sunday while Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich and Nikola Mirotic will all be in the mix for additional minutes.

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Friday.

He tried to go through warmups and apparently isn't at 100 percent. The Bulls do have Noah back on a minutes limit, so they could use Nikola Mirotic a bit more at small forward. Aaron Brooks also gets a few more minutes tonight along with Tony Snell.
Jan 23 - 7:27 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will go through warmups and then decide if he will play Friday vs. Dallas.

Dunleavy's return would send Tony Snell back to the bench, and his value will take a substantial hit with the demotion. Kirk Hinrich could also lose some minutes, while Dunleavy is worth an add if he's sitting on your waiver wire as he has the ability to be a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Jan 23 - 6:40 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is questionable to play vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

He was a game-time decision on Thursday and his return appears to be imminent. His absence has shifted more playing time to Kirk Hinrich and Tony Snell, but neither guy has accrued lasting value in standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 1:14 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Spurs.

Coach Tom Thibodeau also said that he was unsure of Dunleavy's status for Saturday's game, but we doubt he plays in that one knowing how cautious the Bulls are. Kirk Hinrich will continue to start for now, while Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell will see a bump in minutes off the bench.
Jan 22 - 6:14 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Spurs.

Dunleavy practiced in full on Wednesday, so there is a good chance he'll play for the first time since January 1 on Thursday. While Dunleavy's fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues, his eventual return will cut into the playing time of Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Snell.
Jan 22 - 1:35 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

He went through a full practice on Wednesday and it would appear he has a real chance to play. If Dunleavy is back, Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich will lose some playing time. Give Dunleavy a look in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Jan 21 - 3:35 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) practiced in full on Wednesday, but his status is still up in the air for Thursday's game vs. the Spurs.

He has been sidelined since Jan. 1, so he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Dunleavy is a good source of 3-pointers, but owners in standard leagues can do better. Dunleavy's eventual return will likely send Kirk Hinrich to the bench, making him expendable in most leagues.
Jan 21 - 1:34 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) has started running, but he isn't pain-free while doing so.

Dunleavy is riding the stationary bike and getting up shots, but the fact that he still isn't pain-free when he runs indicates that a return is more than just a day or two away. Without Dunleavy in the lineup, expect Jimmy Butler to continue to hold down the small forward spot with Kirk Hinrich sliding into the starting five alongside Derrick Rose in the backcourt.
Jan 19 - 11:16 AM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Monday.

Kirk Hinrich should earn another start in Dunleavy's absence, with more minutes also available for Aaron Brooks, Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic. Dunleavy hasn't been practicing but he's listed as day-to-day, so there's a good chance he'll return on Thursday vs. the Spurs.
Jan 18 - 7:18 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

He is expected to be out for a few more days and hasn't gone through practice yet. With Dunleavy out, Kirk Hinrich will get the start and Aaron Brooks will get more minutes, as well.
Jan 17 - 6:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3Aaron Brooks
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed