One of the teams that improved the most during the offseason was the Atlanta Hawks. By adding multiple pieces, they became a candidate to make the playoffs in the East.
One of this additions was the former Bulls guard, Kris Dunn.
Unfortunately for the organization, Dunn will have to wait to make his team debut, as he is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right ankle.
Although the recovery time is still unknown, this type of surgery is not serious, and he may be back within 4 weeks.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 27, 2020
Kris Dunn is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove the loose cartilage in his right ankle on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Hospital of Special Surgery.
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During the offseason, Dunn reached a two-year deal agreement with the Atlanta Hawks, worth $10M, which includes a player option for the second year.
Throughout the 227 games he's played in the league, Dunn has career averages of 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.
The fifth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft led the league in steal percentage last season. Opponents' possessions ended with a steal 3.8% of the time when Dunn was on the court, with the point guard accounting for 2 per game in 24.9 minutes of action.