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Mike Dunleavy | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 230
College: Duke
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The NBA gave Mike Dunleavy a Flagrant 1 foul for his hit on Michael Carter-Williams during Game 6, but he will not be suspended.

Dunleavy popped Michael Carter-Williams and later hit Giannis Antetokounmpo above the neck, but the league obviously didn't view either play as malicious. He finished Round 1 on a high note with 20 points, four rebounds and five assists, and will look to keep it going vs. the Cavaliers on Monday.
May 2 - 10:31 AM

Mike Dunleavy was on fire during the first half against the Bucks on Thursday, making 5-of-7 from the field for 20 points with four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

He got into it with Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was ejected for a really bad foul today. Dunleavy does have an outside chance to be suspended for Game 1 against the Cavs. If that happens, Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic would get more minutes.
Apr 30 - 9:53 PM

Mike Dunleavy kept the Bulls close throughout Sunday's loss in Cleveland, scoring 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists and one steal.

He made all four of his free throws and only turned the ball over once, richly rewarding any owner who deployed him in a tough road matchup vs. the Cavs. The Bulls face the Magic on Wednesday, a team which has allowed opponents to shoot 36.9 percent from downtown this season (second-highest in the league), so feel free to leave Dunleavy in your active lineup.
Apr 5 - 7:12 PM

Mike Dunleavy scored two points with six rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 25 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

His minutes did not drop as much as expected, but one would think he's in jeopardy of losing minutes to Nikola Mirotic once the Bulls get Joakim Noah (rest) back. Dunleavy can be dropped in most leagues with Jimmy Butler ready to roll.
Mar 23 - 11:58 PM

Mike Dunleavy scored 21 points during a 108-92 win over the Raptors on Friday with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

It's his second game in a row with 21 points and he's really coming on. However, Jimmy Butler (elbow) is getting closer, so Dunleavy won't be asked to score nearly as much. His fantasy owners should be expecting his numbers to drop off soon.
Mar 21 - 1:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3E'Twaun Moore
4Stefhon Hannah
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Kirk Hinrich
3Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Nikola Mirotic
3Taj Gibson
4Bobby Portis
5Cristiano Felicio
C1Joakim Noah
2Cameron Bairstow