The Utah Jazz have guaranteed Kris Dunn’s contract, a sign they’re high on the guard.
It’d be unfair to say that Kris Dunn is on the verge of breaking out with the Utah Jazz, as he’s pushing the age of 30. He’s been in the league for a while now and has bounced from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Chicago Bulls and now the Utah Jazz. And along the way, he’s shown to struggle with his jump shot. It’s the reason he’s bounced around so much, as he’s really good in every other facet.
The man is an All-Defensive quality player, and he’s got a very solid assist-to-turnover ratio. He’s not one to cause a lot of mistakes, but he’s just not as reliable of a shooter as you would hope. Until now. He’s no Pete Maravich (or Steph Curry for you kids), but Dunn has become far more of a consistent shooter in his older age. He’s figured out that finding the open shooter is more important than shooting 15 times a game.
So now, Dunn may only shoot a few shots per game, but they will be shots that he has a better chance of hitting. He’s becoming a more responsible player and with his dynamic playmaking on defense, a player that, as we keep preaching, should be the starting point guard for the Utah Jazz.
Is he an elite NBA guard? No, but paraphrase the immortal words of Jean Rasczak from Starship Troopers; Dunn should be the starting point guard until he proves he’s not, or until they find someone better.
The Jazz seem to believe that Dunn can be a major positive influence on the team, as they’ve guaranteed his contract for the season. That means his $2.58M for the season has been guaranteed.
Now, all Dunn needs to do is get the minutes he deserves and play the way he’s shown he’s capable of.