The Chicago Bulls are targeting Bucks small forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. with the mini mid-level exception, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Dunleavy will turn 33 years old before the new seasons starts, and just turned in a solid campaign in Milwaukee. Dunleavy averaged 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in 75 appearances, shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 42.8 percent on four three-point attempts per game.
Dunleavy is the first name we've seen connected with the Bulls in conjecture to the mini mid-level, which is realistically the only way they can add a decent piece to the team. Of course, they should have also used the trade exception they acquired for Kyle Korver last year, but we always knew that was a long shot. Seeing as there has been multiple reports of the Bulls opting against using the MMLE completely this offseason to avoid a larger luxury tax bill, I view the Dunleavy bit as good news. That would be a quality signing, in my opinion.
Woj also notes that Houston is another option for Dunleavy, should they sign Dwight Howard.