Dunleavy was traded to the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. With Dunleavy heading to the NBA Champion Cavaliers, the Bulls clear enough cap space to sign longtime Heat star Dwyane Wade, who agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday night. Dunleavy, who shot 39.4 percent from behind the arc last season, is the most likely candidate to replace J.R. Smith at shooting guard, should Smith not resign with the Cavaliers. At 35, Dunleavy is coming off a season that was plagued by injury, as he participated in only 31 games after undergoing back surgery in September. While his health will be a concern heading into the season, his new role as a potential starter in Cleveland should be enough to boost his fantasy value.
Dunleavy will sit out Wednesday's season finale due to back soreness, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. With the Bulls out of playoff contention, there's no reason for Dunleavy, who underwent back surgery in September, to play through discomfort, so he'll join a number of other Bulls in street clothes for Wednesday's finale against Philadelphia. The 35-year-old will conclude the season with averages of 7.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 31 games (22.7 minutes).
Dunleavy finished with two points (1-3 FG), two assists, and a steal in 28 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Pistons. Dunleavy's production has fallen off a cliff in recent weeks and he's been struggling mighty from the field game after game. He's now made just four field goals in his last four games and hasn't been able to produce in any other category. He can't be relied on for much of anything as season comes to a close.
Dunleavy pitched in nine points (3-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and a steal over 29 minutes in Thursday's 106-94 loss to the Knicks. The 35-year-old's shooting woes continued, as Dunleavy shot under 40 percent for the fifth game in March. He came up empty on seven shots from in front of the arc Thursday, but did manage to drain at least one three-pointer for the third straight contest. Dunleavy has now scored in single digits in eight straight games, and came in to Thursday's contest averaging just 7.5 points in 11 March contests.
Dunleavy (illness) missed all four of his field-goal attempts Wednesday (0-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) while turning in two rebounds and one block in 18 minutes during the Bulls' 117-96 loss to the Wizards on Wednesday. It's possible that the stomach virus which forced Dunleavy to sit out on Monday was still affecting him Wednesday. However, at 35 years old, Dunleavy should be reserved for use in deeper leagues, as he is averaging nine points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 27 minutes per contest through seven games in March.
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