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Dunleavy broke out of a slump he was riding to have a big game in Sunday's win against Miami. He finished with 22 points (8-11 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Dunleavy was able to hit his shots from beyond the arc and provide a diverse line that he is capable of from time to time. He also had the benefit of playing against a depleted Heat team that couldn't always put a strong defender on him. Matchups like these aren't always going to come up, but keeping an eye out for them can provide short term value if needed.

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Dunleavy scored four points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt) to go along with six rebounds and one assists in 27 minutes Saturday against the Pacers.

Dunleavy remains in the Bulls' starting lineup and is averaging 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.9 three-pointers in 31 minutes a game. There was some thought during the preseason that he could lose his starting job to Doug McDermott and it could still happen at some point, but Dunleavy is outplaying the rookie at this time. He's not an elite fantasy option, but he does have some value based on his ability to shoot from behind the arc.

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Dunleavy scored 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with two rebounds, three assists and one block in 23 minutes Wednesday against the Bucks.

Dunleavy is an excellent three-point shooter and is a better defender than some people realize, but the Bulls are very deep and he's not going to log heavy minutes when everyone is healthy.

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Dunleavy returned to the court Sunday against the Hornets, scoring seven points and grabbing nine boards in 30 minutes.

As expected, Dunleavy returned from a minor knee injury and immediately played big minutes as the starting small forward. The veteran will continue in the role when the regular season opens, though new additions Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic will challege him for playing time, particularly if they prove to be capable defenders.

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Dunleavy (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Hornets, ESPN Chicago reports.

Dunleavy's injury doesn't appear to be serious and the Bulls just wanted to make sure they didn't make things worse by playing him in meaningless games. Dunleavy's absence has opened the door for Doug McDermott to work his way into the discussion for the starting shooting guard job. Dunleavy is used to coming off of the bench, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up there at some point this season.

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Dunleavy will not play Thursday against the Hawks, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

Dunleavy slipped on a wet spot on the court during Wednesday's practice and appears to have suffered a minor injury that will hold him out of Thursday's contest. It's likely nothing that will hamper him long-term, however. Rookie Doug McDermott is the frontrunner to get the start in Dunleavy's place.

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Dunleavy (knee) scored three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes Monday against the Nuggets.

Dunleavy resumed his normal starting job after missing one preseason game due to his knee injury. Although rookie Doug McDermott may eventually take over the starting small forward spot at some point this season, Dunleavy is likely to have the job for at least the start of the year if he is healthy.

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Dunleavy (knee) will be available to play in Monday's game.

The Bulls are all at full strength now, which is a good sign midway through the preseason. Coach Tom Thibodeau has said that an eight man rotation is his preference, but it seems that Dunleavy is in that mix, ahead of Doug McDermott and Tony Snell on the depth chart.

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Dunleavy (knee) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bucks, ESPN Chicago reports.

A sore left knee will keep Dunleavy on the bench against his former team, and it could jeopardize his availability for Monday's exhibition as well, but there's been nothing to suggest the issue is especially serious. Rookie Doug McDermott will replace Dunleavy in the starting lineup, marking his first start as a professional.

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Dunleavy practiced with the first team Tuesday, ESPN Chicago reports.

Dunleavy is the leading candidate to start at shooting guard, but he may not play typical starters minutes. Doug McDermott, Tony Snell and even Kirk Hinrich will be pushing him for minutes at shooting guard. If McDermott adjusts well to the NBA and Dunleavy struggles at all, there is a chance Dunleavy could lose his starting job.