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Mike Dunleavy | Guard/Forward | #3

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Duke
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (3) / GS
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Dunleavy said that his back injury is in the rearview mirror.
"I feel good. Last year at this time was not so good. But I got that behind me," Dunleavy said. "I feel great, a whole lot better than I did last year. Looking forward to a healthy season." He missed the first 49 games of the 2015-16 season because of the back issue, and it's worth noting that it still requires some maintenance. Dunleavy should have a role with the Cavs because of his versatility and 3-point shooting, but won't be a fantasy factor unless the Cavs can't agree to a deal with J.R. Smith. Sep 30 - 10:22 AM

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The Bulls have agreed to trade Mike Dunleavy to the Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal is a result of Chicago's need to shed salaries, clearing room for Dwyane Wade. Dunleavy is 35 years old, but he can be effective in a limited role and hasn't shot below 38.0 percent from downtown since the 2009-10 season. He'll earn $4.8 million this season but his 2016-17 salary is only guaranteed for $1.7 million, and he's a nice addition to the defending champion's roster, especially if J.R. Smith leaves in free agency. In fantasy leagues he's nothing more than a 3-point specialist.
Jul 6 - 10:08 PM

ESPN's Nick Friedell says that the Bulls might look to move Mike Dunleavy in the coming weeks.

In case you missed it, Taj Gibson could also be on the move as the Bulls look to restructure their roster. Dunleavy is on the books for $4.8 million next season, but the Bulls probably wouldn't get much in return for the veteran sharpshooter. Doug McDermott should see more minutes on the wings if Dunleavy is moved.
Source: ESPN
Jun 26 - 10:50 AM

Mike Dunleavy (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

The Bulls have missed the playoffs, giving Dunleavy little incentive to suit up for a game against the 76ers. Doug McDermott and Tony Snell figure to split the bulk of Dunleavy's minutes tonight, with McDermott being the more attractive DFS target.
Apr 13 - 12:02 PM

Mike Dunleavy played nine minutes against the Rockets on Thursday with one point.

He was really bad and James Harden put him on a few highlights. Dunleavy figures to lose run to Doug McDermott and can be dropped almost everywhere.
Apr 1 - 12:00 AM

Mike Dunleavy scored 10 points with two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He doesn't have a minutes cap anymore and he's someone to check out for owners needing an edge. Over his last five, Dunleavy averaged 7.2 points, 2.8 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys on 34.3 percent from the field. He's fairly cold and does have five games coming up, so he's more of an option for owners who were just dealt some blows due to injuries.
Mar 26 - 9:51 PM

Mike Dunleavy (illness) started Wednesday's 117-96 loss to the Wizards, but he shot 0-of-4 from the field in 18 scoreless minutes.

Dunleavy may still have been bothered by the illness that caused him to miss Monday's game -- he came in shooting 52.3 percent in March, averaging 10.5 points, 2.0 triples, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists, good enough for consideration in 14-team leagues. He was 0-of-4 from the field tonight but should bounce back vs. the Nets' defense on Thursday.
Mar 16 - 11:06 PM

Mike Dunleavy (illness) will start against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He did not play on Monday and it sounds like he has recovered. Dunleavy should be able to get minutes in the upper 20s tonight and is worth a look in 14-team leagues. Doug McDermott loses some appeal after a big-time game with 29 points on Monday.
Mar 16 - 5:52 PM

Fred Hoiberg said that Mike Dunleavy (illness) will play Wednesday vs. Washington.

Dunleavy will be returning from a one-game stint on the sidelines, which will likely result in Justin Holiday heading back to the bench, and there will be less minutes available for Doug McDermott. Go ahead and get Dunleavy active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Wizards.
Mar 16 - 11:15 AM

Mike Dunleavy (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Washington.

Dunleavy was forced to the sidelines on Monday night with a stomach virus, which resulted in Doug McDermott going off for 29 points in 37 minutes off the bench. If Dunleavy is out again on Wednesday, McDermott will be on the radar as a potential punt play in DFS with an extremely favorable matchup against a hapless Washington defense. Stay tuned.
Mar 15 - 4:31 PM

Mike Dunleavy (illness) will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

He is dealing with a stomach virus and may even need an IV. The Bulls have not announced who will start at the three (Nikola Mirotic is starting at PF), but Doug McDermott or Justin Holiday will likely get the nod and Tony Snell could play more as well.
Mar 14 - 6:40 PM

Mike Dunleavy (illness) is not expected to play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

The Bulls are going to be very shorthanded tonight, but at least they will be getting Jimmy Butler back. With Dunleavy expected to sit out, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic will both see larger roles while Justin Holiday could play more as well. Dunleavy is likely going to receive an IV for his stomach illness.
Mar 14 - 6:04 PM

Mike Dunleavy (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he's expected to be a game-time decision on Monday vs. the Raptors.

The Bulls are really banged up right now, and Dunleavy's absence would leave yet another role on Swiss cheese roster. If the veteran can't give it a go, Doug McDermott and Tony Snell would be forced into larger roles with Nikola Mirotic—who is already going to play more with Pau Gasol (knee) out—likely to pick up additional extra time. Justin Holiday's minutes would likely rise with Dunleavy on the sidelines, as well. Stay tuned.

Mike Dunleavy made 2-of-8 from the field for seven points with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

The shots were not falling, but coach Fred Holberg sure seems to trust Dunleavy. He put him on Giannis Antetokounmpo on Monday and he had him on Kawhi Leonard at times tonight. We’ve seen Dunleavy go on some nice runs and he might be set for another one. Give him a look in standard leagues as a guy capable of putting up mid-round value while Jimmy Butler (knee) is on the shelf.
Mar 10 - 10:32 PM

Mike Dunleavy scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

He did a pretty solid job on Giannis Antetokounmpo and seems to have pulled away as the No. 2 wing. Jimmy Butler (knee) doesn't have anything structurally wrong, but he could miss more games. Dunleavy is a borderline add speculatively for standard leagues, but he probably should be added as Jimmy Butler insurance.
Mar 7 - 11:49 PM

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PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Jordan McRae
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen