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Mike Dunleavy | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 230
College: Duke
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Dunleavy logged 31 minutes in a start at SF on Wednesday, but he went scoreless on 0-of-5 field goals.
The 'good' news is that Dunleavy chipped in three rebounds, four assists and one steal, and four of his shot attempts came from downtown. He'll be better most nights, but even with a starting job he's a negligible fantasy option in typical 12-team leagues. Oct 30 - 1:22 AM

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Mike Dunleavy (sore knee) returned to action on Sunday, notching seven points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes as a starter.

Dunleavy averaged 32 minutes per game last season, including 61 starts, while appearing in all 82 games. He did enough to accrue top-80 value on a cumulative basis, but faces renewed competition for playing time and shot opportunities, which takes him out of the equation in typical 12-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 10:38 PM

Mike Dunleavy (knee) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday.

He was questionable coming into the game so it is good to see him back, especially in a preseason game which bodes well for the status of his knee. Dunleavy isn't worth owning in standard leagues and is really just a 3-point specialist.
Oct 19 - 6:34 PM

Mike Dunleavy (knee soreness) is doing better, but remains questionable for Sunday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

Dunleavy doesn't offer much upside, as he averaged just 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers per game last season. With Rose healthy, and a bit of competition for minutes with Doug McDermott, owners in standard leagues could probably do better with their late-round flier pick.
Oct 17 - 3:36 PM

Mike Dunleavy (knee soreness) returned to the starting lineup in Monday's preseason win over the Nuggets, logging 19 minutes with three points, four rebounds and one assist.

Dunleavy took just two shots in a snoozer of a game and that sounds about right for a guy with his mileage. Unless you need a low-upside plug-in to start the season, there are higher upside guys to target late in drafts.
Oct 14 - 12:29 AM

Mike Dunleavy (knee soreness) is available to play against the Nuggets on Monday.

That will reportedly move Doug McDermott back to the bench after his 31-minute, seven-point game on Saturday. Dunleavy has always been an unheralded asset in fantasy leagues because his game translates well, but he doesn't have much upside.
Oct 13 - 1:21 PM

Mike Dunleavy (knee soreness) will not play on Saturday.

Doug McDermott is expected to get the start for the Bulls. Dunleavy's knee injury does not sound serious and it's likely just a precaution. It should be fun watching McBuckets tonight to see how he does, but he's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 11 - 1:13 PM

Mike Dunleavy had 13 points, three rebounds and three 3-pointers on 4-of-5 shooting in just 19 minutes on Tuesday.

He looks like the starting small forward for the Bulls and they know what they've got in Dunleavy, which might explain the low minutes tonight. He'll be pressed by rookie Doug McDermott this season, but as long as Dunleavy is the starter, he's probably the player you should own over McDermott.
Oct 8 - 12:29 AM

Mike Dunleavy worked with the first unit in Tuesday's practice.

There was some buzz that Doug McDermott or Tony Snell could unseat Dunleavy, but that seems unlikely at this point. Coach Tom Thibodeau usually leans on his veterans more than most coaches, which makes it tough to get excited about drafting McDermott in fantasy leagues. Dunleavy is a low-upside target late in deeper formats.
Sep 30 - 7:21 PM

Mike Dunleavy is not expected to be included in the sign-and-trade talks in a potential Pau Gasol deal.

The Bulls now have Houston involved in a three-team deal, which is expected to be done today. The Bulls will likely have to give up some of player to lower their cap number and make room. He'll have low-end fantasy value on the Bulls next season.
Jul 12 - 4:21 PM

Mike Dunleavy played through a bruised thumb on Tuesday but made only 2-of-8 field goals to finish the Bulls' season-ending loss with five points, five rebounds and two assists.

The Wizards' defense deserves plenty of credit for Dunleavy's quiet night, and they held Chicago to just 43.2 percent shooting in the series. Dunleavy averaged 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season, while making 38.0 percent of his 3-point attempts, and he should play a similar role while earning $3.3 million in the final year of his contract next season.
Apr 29 - 10:48 PM

Mike Dunleavy (thumb) practiced on Monday and will play in Game 5 vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

He suffered a bruised left thumb on Sunday in Game 4 and there was never really much of a doubt he'd play in the upcoming home game. Dunleavy's 35-point outing in Game 3 is a big reason why the Bulls are still alive, but he cooled off in Game 4 with just six points. The injury came in the second half and didn't score before halftime, so the thumb injury had nothing to do with the weak line. He'll be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Apr 28 - 2:25 PM

Mike Dunleavy (bruised thumb) will be in the Bulls' starting lineup for Game 5 on Tuesday.

X-rays came back negative and this is crucial news for the Bulls as they attempt to climb back from a 3-1 series deficit. Dunleavy is doing his part with postseason averages of 18.3 points on 54.1 percent shooting, 4.0 threes, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Apr 27 - 8:41 PM

Mike Dunleavy said he will play in Game 5 on Tuesday after suffering a left thumb injury on Sunday.

He had an X-ray, but did not reveal the results. It's probably fair to assume they results were negative and he's just dealing with a contusion. He had his hand in a cup of ice after the game and will likely receive treatment leading up to Tuesday. After a massive 35-point game in Game 3, Dunleavy cooled off with just six points in today's loss.
Apr 27 - 4:18 PM

Mike Dunleavy was on fire during Game 3's 100-97 win at Washington on Friday, scoring 35 points with five boards, three assists and eight 3-pointers.

He shot 12-of-19 from the field for one of the most efficient lines of the postseason. Dunleavy set a franchise record for a playoff game with his eight treys, breaking Scottie Pippen's old record of seven back in 1997. He scored just 10.0 points per game in Games 1 and 2, so he'll likely be closer to that in Game 4 on Sunday. His hot shooting night dropped D.J. Augustin to just 24 minutes, down from 41 in Game 2.
Apr 25 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

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