The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the No. 5 overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/14W 76-64
- 11/18W 60-59
- 11/21W 94-73
- 11/23W 83-76
- 11/26W 74-64
- 11/2711W 69-65
- 11/293L 77-64
- 12/2W 89-66
- 12/5W 74-72
- 12/9W 66-51
- 12/12W 74-67
- 12/19W 73-65
- 12/21W 90-66
- 12/319W 81-73
- 1/2W 83-65
- 1/5L 65-64
- 1/12W 50-48
- 1/16L 81-72
- 1/1918W 71-68
- 1/244W 82-76
- 1/267L 75-68
- 1/30W 73-69
- 2/2L 77-70
- 2/63L 72-60
- 2/10L 96-91
- 2/13W 75-72
- 2/178L 85-74
- 2/25L 70-52
- 2/27W 87-66
- 3/2W 70-66
- 3/5W 90-76
- 3/10W 74-60
- 3/113L 76-68
- 3/178W 70-69
- 3/191L 85-66
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Dunn projected for NBA greatness
According to ESPN Analytics' NBA Draft Projections, Kris Dunn's draft grade (88.9) is the highest of any college guard in the 2016 NBA draft. The 6-foot-4 22-year-old averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists in his final season with the Friars.
L.A. may get top player with second pick
Duke's Brandon Ingram grades as the best prospect in the NBA draft, according to ESPN Analytics' projected statistical plus minus.
Dunn moves up one spot on Big Board
ESPN's Chad Ford writes Dunn's athleticism, speed and toughness make him a challenge on both ends of the floor. But his work-in-progress jump shot is one major downside. Big Board 10.0 (Insider)
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
Providence's Kris Dunn was emotional in discussing what being drafted would mean to him, his brother and father. Dunn also said he wanted to work out for top teams but they didn't want him to:
Celtics have many solid draft options
After Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are likely to be selected first and second, the Celtics may be choosing from Chad Ford's talented group of Tier 3 prospects, who project to be NBA starters. Draft tiers (Insider)
Pels' top draftee should be Dunn deal
Chad Ford writes that the Pelicans would be best served by drafting Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the sixth overall pick. Ford gives Dunn a slight edge over Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield. "Grade A" NBA mock draft (Insider)
Teams share interest in Murray, Dunn
Chad Ford writes that multiple teams drafting early are focusing on Kentucky shooting guard Jamal Murray and Providence point guard Kris Dunn. Ford's Big Board 9.0 (Insider)
What will Celtics do on draft night?
Chad Ford believes Boston could go anywhere with the No. 3 overall pick. If Boston goes with Providence's Kris Dunn, he could be the best pure point guard on the roster. Mock Draft 8.0 (Insider)
Providence a bubble team next season?
After the losses of Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil to the NBA draft, Joe Lunardi has the Friars in his very early "First Four Out." Bracketology
Bentil made the right choice to leave
Ben Bentil could go late in the first round of the NBA draft. Next season at Providence, he would have been the primary focus of opposing defenses without Kris Dunn by his side. Offseason winners and losers (Insider)
Chad Ford provides the latest intel on which players are entering the 2016 NBA draft and which are staying put.
Ben Bentil said that he will remain in the NBA draft and said he is "ready for the next chapter in my life."
Marc J. Spears The Undefeated
The Journey. The Undefeated's video story on former Providence star guard Kris Dunn. https://theundefeated.com/videos/a-dream-deferred/
Will Bentil stay in the mix for NBA draft?
Ben Bentil is not a guaranteed first-rounder, and most peg him as an early to mid-second rounder. Does Jeff Goodman think the sophomore fared well enough in NBA combine workouts to test the NBA waters? Will they stay or will they go (Insider)
Marc J. Spears The Undefeated
Ex-Providence point guard Kris Dunn has been invited to play for the USA Basketball Select Team, a source told The Undefeated.
76ers should go Murray, Dunn at 3 and 4
ESPN's latest lottery generator has Philly drafting third and fourth, the latter pick coming from the Lakers. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton urge the 76ers to pick freshman shooting guard Jamal Murray of Kentucky and junior point guard Kris Dunn of Providence. Top-10 mock draft (Insider)