The Utah Jazz elected to rework Kris Dunn's deal which will guarantee him more money this upcoming season. The former 2-time Big East Player of the Year enters his 8th season in the NBA at 29 playing the best basketball of his professional career. Everyone knows how electrifying Dunn was at Providence, making him the 5th overall player taken in the 2016 NBA Draft and the programs most recent draftee. Dunn also hails from New London, Connecticut, less than 60 miles from Friartown. This deal solidifies him a comfortable role with the team as the official NBA season tips-off tonight.
In this deal, Dunn is guaranteed all $735,819 of his contract for last year and he will earn $2,586,484 this season in a multi-year deal with the team. The remaining terms of the deal were not released.
Since being the league, Dunn has struggled to find a team that has been willing to consistently use him in their rotation. However, he has really carved out himself a nice role with the Jazz. He put together some promising performances towards the end of last season, earning him an increase in minutes. Last April he averaged 18 PPG, 7.4 APG, 6 RPG and 1.4 SPG, all while shooting over 62% from the field and 71% from behind the arc. The Jazz front office had a relatively easy decision to make with Dunn here. He has looked like the Kris Dunn Big East fans used to know and love (or hate) as he shows he still has plenty left in the tank. During the Jazz's preseason run, Dunn also tallied two games where he scored 15 and 12 respectively.
The Jazz begin their season tomorrow at home against Sacramento.