Kris Dunn scheduled to make his 1st Bulls start with Justin Holiday out

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:19:24 AM. Kris Dunn is scheduled to get his first start of the season Wednesday when the Bulls face the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
is scheduled to get his first start of the season Wednesday when the face the Thunder. It’s not at ’s expense. Dunn will replace , who didn’t travel with the team after his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child late Monday. “We’re very happy for them with their first child,” coach said of the Holidays. “A great moment, obviously, to become a parent and really exciting times for Justin.” Because Hoiberg said it’s undetermined who will start at small forward, it’s possible — if not likely — Dunn would’ve started anyway, with Holiday sliding to small forward if he had been available. That’s the look Hoiberg used to start Saturday’s second half against the Spurs, with Holiday playing small forward for the slumping . If Zipser doesn’t start Wednesday, look for Denzel Valentine to get a shot. “It gives us two ballhandlers out there, which we feel is important. We want two guys who can get into the paint,” Hoiberg said of Grant and Dunn starting together. “Jerian has shown early on he’s done a really good job of taking care of the basketball. That’s going to be important in this game.” Dunn started seven games for the Timberwolves last season. Forward thinking: practiced Tuesday and is on track to play after missing the second half of the Spurs loss with a sprained left ankle. “I’ve done my treatment,” Markkanen said. At 14.5 points per game, Markkanen ranks fifth in scoring among a strong rookie class. Markkanen missed out on the annual rookie orientation in New York because...Read more
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