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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 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

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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

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Celtics.

Dunleavy is said to be targeting a return for Saturday's game against the Hawks, so owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Saturday's tip. With Dunleavy out, Tony Snell, Kirk Hinrich, and Aaron Brooks will see some extended minutes, but none of those guys make for great plays in standard leagues.
Jan 16 - 11:11 AM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) remains out for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

While he still can't run without pain, he is said to be targeting a return on Jan. 17, so owners should plan accordingly. Tony Snell has been starting in place of Dunleavy, but he is too inconsistent to use in most leagues. Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and Nikola Mirotic are all in the mix to get some additional minutes in the short-term as well.

Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau estimated that Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will likely be out another 4-5 days.

There are no obvious winners with Dunleavy out. Tony Snell has started the past two games, but he's scored a total of 10 points while going 3-of-10 over that span while not offering much else. Nikola Mirotic's hasn't seen his minutes eclipse the 14-minute mark in the past three, and while Kirk Hinrich has seen his minutes increased, his production (as always) has been sporadic.
Jan 13 - 2:50 PM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will return this weekend at the earliest.

Dunleavy's return won't have much of an impact on fantasy leagues, as Tony Snell gets brought into the fold when he's out. Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich also get a few extra minutes.
Jan 13 - 12:13 AM

Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is improving, but he will not play on Monday against the Magic.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said that while Dunleavy is on the mend, he'll likely need "a few more days" until he's ready to go. Without Dunleavy, the seldom-used Tony Snell could again draw the start at small forward, or Thibodeau could opt for a dose of Nikola Mirotic there, but it's worth noting Mirotic is under 20 minutes in each of his last two games.
Jan 12 - 12:09 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