The Kris Dunn Starting Lineup adjustment by the Minnesota Timberwolves was celebrated by many fans. Dunn made his first NBA start on Tuesday November 1st, 2016 for the T’Wolves who absolutely destroyed the Memphis Grizzlies 116-80. A thirty-six point thrashing. How is this significant ? Well, many sports fans would like to see Buddy Hield start as well. Hield was drafted one spot later with the 6th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans after Providence standout Dunn.
With Ricky Rubio out for an extended period of time with a sprained right elbow, Dunn will receive what will likely be several starts and is expected to play in the 30-minute range.
Dunn, the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, is already viewed as the eventual successor to Rubio while Hield is being perceived in a sixth man role until Head Coach Alvin Gentry decides otherwise. Consider the Kris Dunn Starting Lineup move a success.
The former Providence star averaged just over 16 points and 5 rebounds while Buddy Hield averaged over 25 points and 5 rebounds while winning multiple collegiate awards. Coach Gentry seemingly wants to ease Hield in a bit more as a rookie but the Pelicans and Anthony Davis need help, already falling to 0-4 at the start of a very long season.
We conducted our own poll on social media and found that 90% of fans agree that Buddy Hield should start, with hopes of bringing his shooting ability and determination to will the team to victory.