Aldridge: Kris Dunn is 'going to be an outstanding pro point guard'

NBA reporter David Aldridge sees potential greatness in Wolves rookie point guard Kris Dunn.
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In NBA.com reporter David Aldridge's Monday morning mailbag, a Wolves fan proposed the idea of trading rookie point guard Kris Dunn now to avoid the possibility of having four max contract players – Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Dunn – in the future.

Aldridge responded: "Nope nope nope nope nope. No way I trade Dunn. He’s going to be an outstanding pro point guard. And Rubio is in his way. You worry about paying him in four years, not now."

Dunn is averaging a meager 3.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists through 47 games. Those numbers prompted Phoenix Suns analyst and former player, Tom Chambers, called Dunn the biggest bust in the draft.

Suns broadcast roasting tf outta Kris Dunn lmao pic.twitter.com/CHzmaCsBDk

— Marty ???? (@bruwinss) January 25, 2017

Dunn's near triple-double starting in place of Rubio one game last week would suggest otherwise. He's a stone cold defender and if he develops his shot he'll be extremely dangerous on the offensive end of the floor.

We'll likely see a lot more of Dunn if the Wolves trade Rubio by the Feb. 23 trading deadline, which the Wolves are trying to do, according to big shot reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.

Steph Curry, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas and so many other elite point guards weren't the guys they are today as rookies. And this isn't the trendy setup of the last few years. Go back five years to 2012 when SB Nation profiled the slow growth of Kyle Lowry, noting that Lowry barely got off the bench before evolving into one of the game's elite guards.

The same was said for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ty Lawson, Deron Williams, Mike Conley and Rajon Rondo, among many others.

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