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Mike Dunleavy

35-Year-Old    SF,SG    Chicago Bulls

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

7.2

REB

2.7

AST

1.3

STL

0.5

BLK

0.3

2015 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Dunleavy re-signed with the Bulls on a three-year deal over the summer. The veteran is entering his 14th season in the league and third with the Bulls. He played in 63 games last season as the starting small forward and averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 ste...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  5/1/2016
HT: 6' 9"   WT: 230 lbs   DOB: 9/15/1980  College: Duke
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Dunleavy Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Bulls in July 2015.

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Mike Dunleavy NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 79 32.5 13.4 5.5 2.6 1.0 0.3 1.4 45.1 77.9 1.7 1.2 4.3 3.5 38.8 5.2 11.5 1.7 2.2
2005-06 24 81 31.8 11.5 4.9 2.9 0.7 0.4 0.9 40.6 77.8 1.5 1.0 4.0 3.2 28.5 4.1 10.1 2.4 3.1
2006-07 25 82 31.5 12.8 5.3 2.8 1.0 0.3 0.9 45.2 78.4 1.8 1.0 4.2 2.7 31.3 4.7 10.4 2.6 3.3
2007-08 26 82 36.0 19.1 5.2 3.5 1.0 0.4 2.0 47.6 83.4 2.3 0.7 4.5 4.7 42.4 6.5 13.6 4.1 4.9
2008-09 27 18 27.5 15.1 3.8 2.4 0.7 0.5 1.8 40.1 81.5 2.1 0.8 3.0 5.0 35.6 5.2 12.9 2.9 3.6
2009-10 28 67 22.1 9.9 3.5 1.5 0.6 0.2 1.1 41.0 84.2 1.1 0.4 3.1 3.5 31.8 3.4 8.3 2.0 2.4
2010-11 29 IND 61 27.6 11.2 4.5 1.7 0.7 0.5 1.7 46.2 80.0 1.1 0.5 4.1 4.2 40.2 3.9 8.5 1.6 2.0
2011-12 30 MIL 55 26.3 12.3 3.7 2.1 0.5 0.1 1.5 47.4 81.1 1.1 0.5 3.2 3.8 39.9 4.3 9.2 2.1 2.6
2012-13 31 MIL 75 25.9 10.5 3.9 1.9 0.5 0.5 1.7 44.2 82.0 1.2 0.4 3.5 4.0 42.8 3.7 8.3 1.4 1.7
2013-14 32 CHI 82 31.5 11.3 4.2 2.3 0.8 0.6 1.5 43.0 85.4 1.3 0.6 3.6 4.0 38.0 4.1 9.4 1.7 2.0
2014-15 33 CHI 63 29.2 9.4 3.9 1.8 0.6 0.3 1.7 43.5 80.5 1.0 0.4 3.5 4.2 40.7 3.3 7.6 1.1 1.4
2015-16 34 CHI 31 22.7 7.2 2.7 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.3 41.0 78.4 0.8 0.3 2.4 3.2 39.4 2.5 6.1 0.9 1.2
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Mike Dunleavy NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 6 21.8 6.0 1.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 42.9 70.0 0.2 0.0 1.7 2.5 33.3 2.0 4.7 1.2 1.7
Last 5 Games 5 20.6 6.8 2.0 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.0 44.0 70.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 33.3 2.2 5.0 1.4 2.0
Last 10 Games 10 19.9 5.5 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.7 38.3 70.6 0.5 0.1 1.6 2.2 31.8 1.8 4.7 1.2 1.7
Last 20 Games 20 23.3 6.5 2.6 1.2 0.6 0.4 1.2 39.6 75.0 0.9 0.1 2.5 3.3 35.4 2.2 5.6 0.9 1.2

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Mike Dunleavy
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 13 PHI Did Not Play
Apr 11 @NOP 21 12 2 1 1 1 0 5 7 1 1 1 2 0 2 1
Apr 9 CLE 26 6 2 1 0 1 0 2 7 1 1 1 5 0 2 2
Apr 7 @MIA 19 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 4 0
Apr 5 @MEM 19 5 1 0 1 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 4
Apr 3 @MIL 18 9 1 0 1 1 0 2 4 3 6 2 4 0 1 3
Apr 2 DET 28 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 31 @HOU 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
Mar 29 @IND 17 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 3
Mar 28 ATL 20 5 5 0 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 1 3 0 5 1
Mar 26 @ORL 22 10 2 3 0 0 1 3 7 3 3 1 2 1 1 2
Mar 24 @NYK 29 9 4 2 1 0 1 3 10 0 0 3 7 0 4 1
Mar 23 NYK 28 7 4 2 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 1 4 0 4 0
Mar 21 SAC 27 9 1 1 1 0 1 3 8 0 0 3 6 0 1 3
Mar 19 UTA 26 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 3 1
Mar 17 BKN 20 3 4 2 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 4 1
Mar 16 @WAS 18 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 3
Mar 14 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 11 MIA 25 8 2 2 1 0 2 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 2 1
Mar 10 @SAS 29 7 6 3 0 0 1 2 8 2 3 1 5 0 6 3
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Mar 7 MIL 35 18 4 2 0 0 1 7 9 0 0 4 6 0 4 3
Mar 5 HOU 29 12 4 1 1 0 1 4 7 2 2 2 4 0 4 3
Mar 2 @ORL 21 8 6 1 1 0 1 3 9 0 0 2 3 2 4 1
Mar 1 @MIA 29 10 2 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 2 4 1 1 3
Feb 27 POR 28 13 5 5 0 0 3 5 12 1 1 2 7 0 5 3
Feb 26 @ATL 25 6 8 1 1 1 0 2 6 1 3 1 3 1 7 0
Feb 24 WAS 28 14 4 1 0 1 0 6 9 0 0 2 4 1 3 5
Feb 21 LAL 25 17 1 2 0 0 0 4 6 7 7 2 3 1 0 3
Feb 19 TOR 23 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 2 1 2 3
Feb 18 @CLE 17 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 0 0 1 3 0 1 3
Feb 10 ATL 11 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 4
Feb 8 @CHA 16 8 1 2 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 3 0 1 0
Feb 6 @MIN 14 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Feb 5 @DEN Did Not Play
Feb 3 @SAC Did Not Play
Feb 1 @UTA Did Not Play
Jan 31 @LAC Did Not Play
Jan 28 @LAL Did Not Play
Jan 25 MIA Did Not Play
Jan 23 @CLE Did Not Play
Jan 22 @BOS Did Not Play
Jan 20 GSW Did Not Play
Jan 18 @DET Did Not Play
Jan 15 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 14 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 12 @MIL Did Not Play
Jan 11 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 9 @ATL Did Not Play
Jan 7 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 5 MIL Did Not Play
Jan 3 @TOR Did Not Play
Jan 1 NYK Did Not Play
Dec 30 IND Did Not Play
Dec 28 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 26 @DAL Did Not Play
Dec 25 @OKC Did Not Play
Dec 21 BKN Did Not Play
Dec 19 @NYK Did Not Play
Dec 18 DET Did Not Play
Dec 16 MEM Did Not Play
Dec 14 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 12 NOP Did Not Play
Dec 10 LAC Did Not Play
Dec 9 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 7 PHO Did Not Play
Dec 5 CHA Did Not Play
Dec 2 DEN Did Not Play
Nov 30 SAS Did Not Play
Nov 27 @IND Did Not Play
Nov 24 @POR Did Not Play
Nov 20 @GSW Did Not Play
Nov 18 @PHO Did Not Play
Nov 16 IND Did Not Play
Nov 13 CHA Did Not Play
Nov 9 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 7 MIN Did Not Play
Nov 5 OKC Did Not Play
Nov 3 @CHA Did Not Play
Nov 1 ORL Did Not Play
Oct 30 @DET Did Not Play
Oct 28 @BKN Did Not Play
Oct 27 CLE Did Not Play
Mike Dunleavy Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Mike Dunleavy – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #2 Shooting Guard

1.  Mike Dunleavy

2.  Doug McDermott

3.  Justin Holiday

4.  Nikola Mirotic

5.  Jimmy Butler

6.  Tony Snell

Chicago Bulls

True Shooting Percentage

54.3%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Mike Dunleavy has a true shooting percentage of 54.3%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Mike Dunleavy NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 79 36.0 14.8 6.1 2.8 1.1 0.4 1.5 45.1 77.9 1.8 1.4 4.7 3.9 38.8 5.7 12.7 1.9 2.4
2005-06 24 81 36.0 13.0 5.6 3.3 0.8 0.4 1.0 40.6 77.8 1.7 1.1 4.5 3.6 28.5 4.6 11.4 2.7 3.5
2006-07 25 82 36.0 14.6 6.0 3.2 1.2 0.3 1.0 45.2 78.4 2.1 1.2 4.8 3.1 31.3 5.4 11.9 2.9 3.8
2007-08 26 82 36.0 19.1 5.2 3.5 1.0 0.4 2.0 47.6 83.4 2.3 0.7 4.4 4.7 42.4 6.5 13.6 4.1 4.9
2008-09 27 18 36.0 19.7 4.9 3.2 0.9 0.7 2.3 40.1 81.5 2.8 1.0 3.9 6.5 35.6 6.8 16.9 3.9 4.7
2009-10 28 67 36.0 16.2 5.7 2.5 0.9 0.4 1.8 41.0 84.2 1.7 0.6 5.1 5.7 31.8 5.6 13.6 3.2 3.8
2010-11 29 IND 61 36.0 14.6 5.9 2.2 0.9 0.6 2.2 46.2 80.0 1.5 0.6 5.3 5.4 40.2 5.1 11.1 2.1 2.7
2011-12 30 MIL 55 36.0 16.9 5.1 2.9 0.7 0.2 2.1 47.4 81.1 1.4 0.7 4.4 5.2 39.9 6.0 12.6 2.9 3.6
2012-13 31 MIL 75 36.0 14.5 5.4 2.7 0.7 0.6 2.4 44.2 82.0 1.7 0.6 4.8 5.5 42.8 5.1 11.6 1.9 2.4
2013-14 32 CHI 82 36.0 12.9 4.8 2.6 0.9 0.6 1.7 43.0 85.4 1.5 0.6 4.2 4.5 38.0 4.6 10.8 2.0 2.3
2014-15 33 CHI 63 36.0 11.7 4.9 2.2 0.8 0.4 2.1 43.5 80.5 1.2 0.5 4.3 5.2 40.7 4.1 9.4 1.4 1.7
2015-16 34 CHI 31 36.0 11.4 4.3 2.0 0.7 0.5 2.0 41.0 78.4 1.3 0.4 3.8 5.1 39.4 3.9 9.6 1.5 1.9
Preseason Projections 35 CHI 73 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Mike Dunleavy

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Mike Dunleavy NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 79 2570 1057 435 203 79 26 107 45.1 77.9 132 97 338 276 38.8 408 905 134 172
2005-06 24 81 2578 932 399 237 60 32 74 40.6 77.8 120 78 321 260 28.5 331 816 196 252
2006-07 25 82 2581 1049 431 228 84 22 70 45.2 78.4 149 84 347 224 31.3 384 850 211 269
2007-08 26 82 2953 1565 424 288 86 31 165 47.6 83.4 190 59 365 389 42.4 532 1117 336 403
2008-09 27 18 495 271 68 44 12 9 32 40.1 81.5 38 14 54 90 35.6 93 232 53 65
2009-10 28 67 1482 666 236 103 38 15 75 41.0 84.2 72 25 211 236 31.8 229 558 133 158
2010-11 29 IND 61 1683 682 276 105 40 30 102 46.2 80.0 69 28 248 254 40.2 240 520 100 125
2011-12 30 MIL 55 1445 677 204 117 28 8 83 47.4 81.1 58 29 175 208 39.9 239 504 116 143
2012-13 31 MIL 75 1943 785 291 145 39 35 128 44.2 82.0 90 31 260 299 42.8 276 624 105 128
2013-14 32 CHI 82 2584 929 345 186 64 46 123 43.0 85.4 108 46 299 324 38.0 333 774 140 164
2014-15 33 CHI 63 1838 595 248 114 39 21 107 43.5 80.5 60 28 220 263 40.7 209 481 70 87
2015-16 34 CHI 31 703 222 83 39 14 10 39 41.0 78.4 26 8 75 99 39.4 77 188 29 37
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Mike Dunleavy NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 23 79 32.5 53.9 51.0 15.4 10.0 1.5 14.3
2005-06 24 81 31.8 50.3 45.1 18.5 9.3 2.0 12.3
2006-07 25 82 31.5 54.2 49.3 16.9 11.1 1.5 13.9
2007-08 26 82 36.0 60.5 55.0 16.2 10.7 1.5 18.9
2008-09 27 18 27.5 52.0 47.0 12.8 11.1 1.2 11.9
2009-10 28 67 22.1 53.1 47.8 12.8 9.0 1.4 9.4
2010-11 29 IND 61 27.6 59.3 56.0 14.0 9.2 1.5 12.4
2011-12 30 MIL 55 26.3 59.7 55.7 15.8 7.8 2.0 12.4
2012-13 31 MIL 75 25.9 57.7 54.5 15.8 9.8 1.6 11.1
2013-14 32 CHI 82 31.5 54.9 51.0 16.3 9.5 1.7 12.2
2014-15 33 CHI 63 29.2 57.3 54.6 16.4 8.7 1.9 10.6
2015-16 34 CHI 31 22.7 54.3 51.3 14.5 9.7 1.5 7.2
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Mike Dunleavy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dunleavy finished with two points (1-3 FG), two assists, and a steal in 28 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Pistons.

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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.

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Dunleavy (illness) scored no points (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.

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Dunleavy (illness) will play Wednesday against the Wizards, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Dunleavy (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Cody Westerlund of CBS Chicago reports

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Dunleavy (illness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raptors, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.

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Dunleavy (illness) isn't expected to play Monday against the Raptors, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.

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Dunleavy is dealing with a stomach virus and is listed as a game-time decision for Monday's tilt with the Heat, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Dunleavy generated a season-high 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds, and two assists across 35 minutes in Monday's 100-90 triumph over the Bucks.

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Dunleavy delivered 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, and one block across 28 minutes during the Bulls' 109-104 win versus the Wizards on Wednesday.

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Dunleavy will start at small forward Friday against the Raptors.

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Dunleavy (back) posted two points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 11 minutes during the Bulls' 113-90 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Dunleavy began the 2013-14 season as the backup to Luol Deng before Deng was traded to the Cavaliers mid-season. The move gave the veteran forward ample playing time as one of the Bulls' only true outside scoring threats. Dunleavy is entering his 13th season in the NBA and his second with Chicago. Last season, Dunleavy finished with averages of 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks in 32 minutes per game while playing in all 82 contests. Dunleavy isn't a lock to hang onto the small forward position this season, with rookie Doug McDermott set to challenge the veteran for a shot at a starting spot. Rust wasn't so much an issue for Dunleavy despite his age, but coach Tom Thibodeau may not want to throw the 34-year-old out for 30 minutes per night again with other options on his bench. And if McDermott does in fact wrestle away the starting job, they'll likely split time at the three. Regardless, Dunleavy's value really rests on his shooting stroke, which was on full display in the postseason, most notably in the first round against the Wizards, when his 35-point, eight-three-pointer performance almost single-handedly prevented the Bulls from facing a 3-0 series deficit. With the addition of a few important, new pieces, it's difficult to project exactly how Thibodeau will use Dunleavy this season. Regardless, though, he can serve as a three-point specialist in head-to-head leagues that place an emphasis on outside shooting.

2013-14

Dunleavy began the 2013-14 season as the backup to Luol Deng before Deng was traded to the Cavaliers mid-season. The move gave the veteran forward ample playing time as one of the Bulls' only true outside scoring threats. Dunleavy is entering his 13th season in the NBA and his second with Chicago. Last season, Dunleavy finished with averages of 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks in 32 minutes per game while playing in all 82 contests. Dunleavy isn't a lock to hang onto the small forward position this season, with rookie Doug McDermott set to challenge the veteran for a shot at a starting spot. Rust wasn't so much an issue for Dunleavy despite his age, but coach Tom Thibodeau may not want to throw the 34-year-old out for 30 minutes per night again with other options on his bench. And if McDermott does in fact wrestle away the starting job, they'll likely split time at the three. Regardless, Dunleavy's value really rests on his shooting stroke, which was on full display in the postseason, most notably in the first round against the Wizards, when his 35-point, eight-three-pointer performance almost single-handedly prevented the Bulls from facing a 3-0 series deficit. With the addition of a few important, new pieces, it's difficult to project exactly how Thibodeau will use Dunleavy this season. Regardless, though, he can serve as a three-point specialist in head-to-head leagues that place an emphasis on outside shooting.

2012-13

Dunleavy does not do much besides shoot from the perimeter these days, but that did not prevent him from shooting 47.4 percent from the field last season - the second best mark of his career. Dunleavy will come off the bench this season, but he still figures to see regular minutes on a Bucks team that lacks many consistent scorers. He averaged 1.5 three-pointers per game last season and should be good for a similar mark if he can shoot as well as he did last season.

2011-12

After spending the last five seasons with the Pacers, Dunleavy signed a two-year contract with the Bucks in December. Dunleavy’s 11.2 ppg average last season was his second lowest since his rookie season, but he shot a respectable 46.2 percent from the field and made 102 three-pointers. Carlos Delfino will likely open the season as the starting small forward, but he and Dunleavy should share the minutes. Still, given that Dunleavy will not play much more than the 27 minutes per game he averaged last season, he is unlikely to help much outside of long-range shooting.

2010-11

Dunleavy likely qualifies as one of the few players to have his breakout season after leaving the run-and-shoot Warriors. Despite three solid years of playing more than 30 minutes per game, Dunleavy never averaged more than 14 points, 1.5 threes, or 3.0 assists per game by the Bay. In 2007-08, as a 27-year-old in his first full season with the Pacers, he shattered all those marks, posting 19.1 points, 2.0 threes, and 3.5 assists – all while maintaining good percentages. Unfortunately, a problematic knee has seriously curtailed his court time, limiting Dunleavy to 18 games in 2008-09 and 67 underwhelming games last season. When he played last season, it was only for 22.2 minutes per game, with per-minute averages closer to his Golden State years. Reports out of Indiana suggest that the Pacers would like to move Dunleavy. Until he's back over the 30-minute threshold, however, he's likely not rosterable.

2009-10

Dunleavy is one of the trickiest players to project this season. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in March, and at that time it was revealed that he had a bone spur without much tendon damage, giving cause for some hope for an early return. Unfortunately, he had a Grade 2 ligament strain behind his knee at the onset of training camp and will miss all of training camp. Right now a December return is about the best-case scenario. When he ultimately returns, his minutes could be limited some and he's no longer the first option in the offense.

2008-09

Dunleavy exploded in a major way last season, setting new career-highs in every offensive category and establishing himself as one of the better second-tier wings in the NBA. The offense-centric approach of Pacers head coach Jim O’Brien makes Dunleavy’s size (6-9, 230) and ball-handling ability a mismatch for opposing shooting guards, as he’s able to shoot over or post up the majority of them. At the other end, since the Pacers don’t play much defense (105.4 ppg allowed) Dunleavy’s lack of foot speed doesn’t prevent him from getting minutes (career-high 36 mpg). Dunleavy averaged two 3-pointers per game last year, and in the O’Brien offense he should remain near the top of the league in that department. And Dunleavy also played all 82 games for the second straight season, which makes him a reliable player to build around. With T.J. Ford now in the fold Dunleavy won’t have to initiate the Pacers’ offense as much this season, but he should also be a beneficiary of a smoother team attack that gets him better shots and thus makes him a more efficient finisher.

2007-08

Dunleavy is a hard player to project this year. He fell out of favor in Golden State because of his defensive shortcomings, something that could hurt him with new coach Jim O'Brien in Indiana. On the flip side, he's perfectly suited to O'Brien's offensive philosophy, averaging nearly 86 three-pointers per season over the last four years. When the Pacers go small, his lack of speed on defense won't be as big of an albatross, but he may have to cede time to Marquis Daniels when the Pacers have their big lineup, in order to have someone who can chase the opponent's shooting guard around.

2006-07

Dunleavy took a step back last year as his points per game (11.5), rebounds per game (4.9), field goal percentage (40.6%) and 3-point percentage (28.5%) were all worse than his 2005 numbers that netted him a 5 year, $44 million contract. He never seemed to get comfortable in the Warriors offense and eventually lost his starting job to Mickael Pietrus. Dunleavy will have another opportunity to prove himself this year as Don Nelson has already called him a “natural power forward” and plans to use him extensively in his small ball lineup. Dunleavy has the potential to be a jack of all trades player, helping a team in points, threes, boards and assists and could be worth taking a flyer on in the latter rounds of your draft.

2005-06

Memorize Dunleavy's 2004-05 line. But for the treys, it's almost exactly replacement level for most fantasy leagues. Toss in the threes, and Dunleavy puts himself over the hump. With the additions of Baron Davis and draft pick Ike Diogu, this is a team on the move with likely a more wide open offense that may give Dunleavy better chances. In fact, once Davis came over from New Orleans, Dunleavy's shooting percentage shot up, indicating a possible flourish as teams focus their defenses elsewhere. He's not the passing genius or floor leader they hoped for when Golden State drafted him, but with those qualities acquired elsewhere, he can take his place as a solid role player with a strong outside shot.

2004-05

Part of general manager Chris Mullin’s disagreement with last year’s coach Eric Musselman was over the coach’s handling of Dunleavy. The former Blue Devil will be given the opportunity to play a lot of minutes and handle the ball. He’s strictly going to be a small forward this season and is capable of directing the offense from there, so he may give you some assists. He’s still got a ways to go before fulfilling the promise of a No. 3 overall pick, but he’s in a position to produce.

2003-04

Dunleavy's playing time doubled to 31.1 mpg last season, but he's still not producing like a third overall draft pick. There's a sense that he'll be more comfortable now that coach Eric Musselman is not around. Dunleavy's role and usage was an issue between Muesslman and general manager Chris Mullin. There will be a commitment to his development this season, so expect Dunleavy to see a lot of playing time. He'll play exclusively at small forward and will be the team's primary three-point option and can distribute the ball as a point-forward.