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Bulls End-of-Season Report Cards: Small Forward

End-of-season grades for the 2019-20 Chicago Bulls small forwards.

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Bulls fans, we’re back with another installment of the end-of-season report cards for the Chicago Bulls. If you missed the first edition, the centers were the point of focus. This time, we’re looking at the three position. Let’s get into the 2019-20 Bulls’ small forwards.

Per Game Table
Rk   Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS/G
6Kris Dunn25513224.93.06.7.4440.62.2.2592.44.5.535.4870.81.1.7410.53.23.63.42.00.31.33.17.3
8Otto Porter2614923.64.410.0.4431.74.4.3872.75.6.487.5291.41.9.7040.92.53.41.81.10.40.82.211.9
9Chandler Hutchison23281018.82.96.3.4570.41.4.3162.44.9.496.4911.62.8.5900.63.23.90.91.00.31.01.77.8
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2020.

Kris Dunn

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(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kris Dunn goes on this list because he was primarily listed as the small forward while he was healthy. Dunn struggled mightily on offense this year, especially from deep, shooting a career-low 25%. He posted career-lows in basically every category.

Per Game Table
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2016-1722MINNBAPG78717.11.54.0.3770.30.9.2881.23.1.404.4110.50.8.6100.31.82.12.41.00.51.12.33.8
2017-1823CHINBAPG524329.35.512.8.4290.82.6.3214.710.2.457.4621.62.2.7370.53.84.36.02.00.52.93.313.4
2018-1924CHINBAPG464430.24.711.0.4250.72.1.3543.98.9.441.4581.21.5.7970.43.74.16.01.50.52.33.611.3
2019-2025CHINBAPG513224.93.06.7.4440.62.2.2592.44.5.535.4870.81.1.7410.53.23.63.42.00.31.33.17.3
CareerNBA22712624.33.48.0.4220.61.8.3062.86.2.456.4570.91.3.7260.43.03.34.21.50.41.83.08.3
3 seasonsCHINBA14911928.14.410.2.4310.72.3.3103.77.9.467.4661.21.6.7550.43.54.05.11.80.42.23.310.7
1 seasonMINNBA78717.11.54.0.3770.30.9.2881.23.1.404.4110.50.8.6100.31.82.12.41.00.51.12.33.8
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2020.

How ever, Dunn’s defense was stellar, per usual. That’s the value a guy like Kris Dunn brings to a team. He may not be a starter, but he brings grit and toughness on defense to bother any team’s best perimeter player. If he could somehow find a way to elevate his offensive game, he would be a legitimate threat.

2019-20 NBA Season Final Grade: C+

Chandler Hutchison

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Photo: Chicago Sun-Times

Well, this one is an obvious disappointment. The reason it’s a disappointment is that Chandler was hurt throughout the season again. The former first-round pick showed flashes of a high-end rotational player at points, but he just can’t seem to stay healthy. What’s there to gain?

Per Game Table
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2018-1922CHINBASF441420.32.24.8.4590.31.1.2801.93.6.516.4930.50.9.6050.73.54.20.80.50.10.61.35.2
2019-2023CHINBASF281018.82.96.3.4570.41.4.3162.44.9.496.4911.62.8.5900.63.23.90.91.00.31.01.77.8
CareerNBA722419.82.45.3.4580.41.2.2952.14.1.507.4921.01.6.5950.73.44.10.80.70.20.71.56.2
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2020.

Toward the end of the season, Hutchison had a few scoring outbursts and looked dynamic on the offensive end. His on-ball defense needs to improve though if he wants to take the next step.

It’s hard to give a grade based on only 28 games, but it has to be done.

2019-20 NBA Season Final Grade: D

Otto Porter Jr.

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Photo: Mary Altaffer/Associated Press

Over two seasons in Chicago, the highest-paid player on the team has only appeared in 29 games. Otto struggled at the beginning of the season and was then diagnosed with a foot injury that kept him out most of the campaign. No player ever wants to get hurt, but it’s been a disappointing tenure here in Chicago for OPJ. Otto has the potential to be that three-and-D wing the Bulls need, but the injuries have piled up and derailed any plans of it.

2019-20 NBA Season Final Grade: F

With the coronavirus quarantines continuing for the foreseeable future, be sure to stay tuned here at On Tap Sports Net for more Bulls’ 2019-20 positional grades. Also, follow @BuzzOnTap and @BullsOnTap for further Chicago Bulls social media and podcasting coverage.


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