Atlanta Hawks guard Kris Dunn out at least 2 more weeks

Dec 21, 2019; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn (32) dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks guard Kris Dunn will remain sidelined at least two more weeks following ankle surgery, the team announced Thursday.

Dunn signed with Atlanta as a free agent on Nov. 28 after three seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He had surgery on his right ankle on Dec. 29.

“(He) has been participating in impact-based rehabilitation activities including skipping, jumping and spot shooting on court,” the team said in a news release. “He will be reviewed in two weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate.”

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Dunn, 26, was the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by Minnesota. He played in 78 games as a rookie with the Timberwolves in 2016-17 before being dealt to Chicago with Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen in exchange for Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton.

He averaged a career-high 13.4 points per game in 2017-18 and owns career averages of 8.3 points, 4.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 227 games (126 starts) with the Timberwolves and Bulls.

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–Field Level Media