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Timberwolves draft Friars' Kris Dunn with 5th overall pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kris Dunn wanted Minnesota and that's exactly what he got. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected the hard-nosed Providence point guard with the fifth overall pick Thursday night. And after several hours of trade rumors and phone calls, it appears that Dunn is staying put to team with Tom Thibodeau just as he had hoped. ''I've got to buy a lot of jackets, but there...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five biggest surprises of 2016 NBA Draft

As expected, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram were the first two picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. After that, we got more than a few surprises thrown our way. Some where mildly surprising, while others were borderline jaw-droppers. In some cases, the big surprises were who got drafted, or who didn’t. In other cases, the surprise came in the form of a trade. Now that the first round...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves select Providence point guard Kris Dunn

The Timberwolves have selected Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the fifth-overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft. The media reports were correct all along: Dunn was the player that Tom Thibodeau was hoping would fall to #5. It seemed unlikely in the final days leading up to the draft with a number of teams […] Timberwolves select Providence point guard Kris Dunn - Dunking...
Via Dunking with Wolves
2 days ago

Wolves Select Kris Dunn with 5th Overall Pick

Kris Dunn is heading to Minneapolis...or is he? Buckle up Wolves' fans. With the 5th overall pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Kris Dunn, the point guard out of Providence. Dunn was a four-year starter for the Friars and was named Big East Player of the Year during his junior and senior seasons. This past season Dunn averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Celtics Choice: C’s reportedly narrow No. 3 pick to Providence point guard Kris Dunn or Cal forward Jaylen Brown

And down the stretch they come . . . With the NBA draft set for Thursday night and the Celtics still unable to move the No. 3 pick, focus has narrowed on whom they might select at that spot, with draft insiders focusing on two names — Providence College point guard Kris Dunn and Cal forward Jaylen Brown. ESPN’s Andy Katz reported on Twitter that the Celtics are leaning towards...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

Kris Dunn declares ‘I’d be fine if selected me. I’d definitely be comfortable’

Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn (3) says he’d be fine playing in Boston. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports) As it becomes more and more likely the Celtics will wind up making their pick at No. 3, one of the likely candidates for selection is renewing his public affection for Boston.  “I’d be fine if they selected me,” Kris Dunn said Wednesday in the final media availability...
Via Green Street
3 days ago

Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade talks

The Boston Celtics were a middle-of-the-pack rim protecting team last season, ranking 14th in the NBA in field goal percentage allowed inside five feet. But apparently general manager Danny Ainge wants to do better in that regard. According to a report by Brian Geltzeiler of HoopsCritic.com on Tuesday, the Celtics are targeting Sixers big man Nerlens Noel in trade talks. League...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Making Strong Push for Kris Dunn

Is Kris Dunn the point guard to lead Philadelphia into a new era? While the Philadelphia 76ers appear to be selecting a player from the SEC with the No. 1 overall pick, they might target the Big East for another elite prospect in the 2016 NBA draft class. According to a report from CSNE's Gary Tanguay, the Sixers are enamored with Providence point guard Kris Dunn. Celts and Sixers...
Via Liberty Ballers
5 days ago

Kris Dunn doesn't want to be drafted by a team like the Suns, would Eric Bledsoe's departure change that?

Now we're rumoring at an elite level. Friday was a busy day for Phoenix Suns NBA Draft rumors. In the morning Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn, speaking with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith on ESPN's First Take, declined to name which team he would like to be drafted by. Then he essentially said he would prefer to not be drafted by the Suns. "I don't want to go to a team that...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
7 days ago

Hield, Dunn headline group of upperclassmen in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) A couple of one-and-done freshmen will take center stage at the NBA draft on Thursday night, but do not discount upperclassmen. After Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are called, Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine figure to have their moment. Some of the elders to keep an eye on: Kris Dunn, Providence Draft prospect: Viewed as a potential top-5 pick Position...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft prospect profile: Providence PF Ben Bentil

As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have amassed eight picks: 3, 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, 58. The draft will be held June 23 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. BEN BENTIL Position: Power forward School: Providence Age: 21 Height: 6-foot-8 Weight: 230 pounds Wingspan: 7-foot-2 Key 2015-16 stats...
Via Green Street
7 days ago

NBA Draft 2016 Scouting Profile: Kris Dunn

Dunn is a dynamo floor general who combines great court awareness and passing skills with NBA-level athleticism and length. The Kings have a massive hole at the point, but will Dunn fall to #8? Kris Dunn NBA Position: PG General Information: 22 year old junior, played at Providence. From New London, CT. Two-time Big East Player of the Year. Measurables: 6'4.25", 205 lbs, 6...
Via Sactown Royalty
7 days ago

2016 NBA Draft - Brew Hoop Community Draft Board - Can Kris Dunn shore up PG position?

Whether the Bucks even have a point guard problem is likely to vary depending on who you ask. Some might say the Bucks' lead guard of the future is already on the roster, and he really likes smoothies. But for those unconvinced on the merits of turning Giannis Antetokounmpo into a full-time PG, that spot is surely in need of some attention. Our readers gave it some with their #7...
Via Brew Hoop
9 days ago

2016 NBA Draft: Pelicans could swing for the fences by drafting Kris Dunn

Athleticism? Upside? Check and check. Should the New Orleans Pelicans select Kris Dunn? Kevin: If everyone outside of Simmons and Ingram are still available my pick is Kris Dunn. Dunn gives the Pelicans good size at the one, allowing Jrue Holiday to play off the ball in some situations. Dunn has a very quick first step, which I think is crucial in a college scorer's transition...
Via The Bird Writes
9 days ago

Kris Dunn says he'd be happy to be drafted by Celtics, denies rumors to the contrary

In May, a rumor circulated that Kris Dunn's agent was trying to steer him away from teams with established point guards by withholding medical records, specifically the Celtics and Suns.  Last week, Austin Ainge said that the rumor (and not seeing Dunn work out in person) wouldn't affect Boston's decision of whether or not to take the former Providence Friar with the third selection...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn denies claim he does not want to be drafted by Celtics

Kris Dunn denies claim he doesn’t want to play for the Celtics. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports) The narrative for nearly a month has been Providence’s Kris Dunn does not want to be drafted No. 3 overall to the Celtics. His agent reportedly withheld his physical so that only specific teams could see in-depth the history behind his shoulder problem that sidelined him his sophomore...
Via Green Street
9 days ago

The team not interested in drafting Kris Dunn is the team that needs to draft Kris Dunn

He's a popular kid these days. The buzz continues to grow regarding NBA Draft prospect Kris Dunn. Most recently, the Los Angeles Lakers are said to be interested in the point guard out of Providence. Six of the top eight teams drafting in next week's draft are said to have interest in Dunn. The Suns are not among that group of teams. That's why the Suns need to draft him. From ESPN...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
10 days ago

Report: 76ers Would Love to draft Kris Dunn

The Philadelphia 76ers would reportedly draft Providence point guard Kris Dunn if they would trade back into the top 5 in the upcoming NBA Draft, according to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Wednesday.   Hearing Philadelphia absolutely loves Providence’s Kris Dunn. Could be Sixers’ target if team acquires another top-five pick. […]
Via Legion Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers love Kris Dunn, may draft him if they acquire another top-5 pick

It looks like Ben Simmons isn’t the only top-rated prospect the Philadelphia 76ers are coveting in this year’s draft. According to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Wednesday, the Sixers love Providence guard Kris Dunn and could target him if they acquire another pick in the top five. Hearing Philadelphia absolutely loves Providence's Kris Dunn. Could be Sixers' target...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how badly do the Sixers want Kris Dunn?

Courtesy Bleacher Report There’s another report about the 76ers infatuation with Kris Dunn. They don’t love him enough to take him #1, but there’s speculation Philly might make a play for picks 3 or 4: Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and it seems as though a small inferno is growing around Providence point guard Kris Dunn and the Sixers. Keith Pompey reported back...
Via Red's Army
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers "Love" Providence Point Guard Kris Dunn

Philadelphia would have to acquire another top five pick to select him. Where there's smoke there's fire, and it seems as though a small inferno is growing around Providence point guard Kris Dunn and the Sixers. Keith Pompey reported back in March that Philadelphia was interested in selecting Dunn "assuming the draft pick they get calls for that", and Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher...
Via Liberty Ballers
10 days ago

Lakers Draft Prospects: Kris Dunn Refusing To Do ‘1-on-None’ Workouts With Teams

Lakers’ draft prospect, Kris Dunn is reportedly refusing to do “1-on-none workouts” with teams, the likes of what Brandon Ingram has recently done for both LA and the Philadelphia 76ers For some reason, it is hard to get over the gut feeling that Providence product, Kris Dunn may actually turn out to be the best […] Lakers Draft Prospects: Kris Dunn Refusing To Do ‘1-on...
Via Lake Show Life
11 days ago

Kris Dunn has strict demands for his draft workouts

One of the top players in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft, Kris Dunn, has set up some rather curious demands for teams wanting to work him out. According to Chad Ford of ESPN, Dunn has yet to workout with any NBA team, just over one week before the draft. “He’s refusing to do 1-on-none workouts with teams,” Ford reports. “Will only workout for teams if it’s against Ben Simmons...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft prospect profile: Providence PG Kris Dunn

As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have amassed eight picks: 3, 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, 58. The draft will be held June 23 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. KRIS DUNN Position: Point guard School: Providence Age: 22 Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 205 pounds Wingspan: 6-foot-10 Key 2015-16 stats:...
Via Green Street
12 days ago

A Royal Selection: Kris Dunn

If everything stays in place, the Sacramento Kings will have the 8th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. There will be many talented players for the purple and white to choose from, but which player should they take? Today, the ARP team will analyze Kris Dunn out of Providence. Kris Dunn Height: 6’3   […] A Royal Selection: Kris Dunn - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento...
Via A Royal Pain
15 days ago
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