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Chicago Bulls Sign Free-Agent Forward Mike Dunleavy to 2-Year Deal; Adds 3-Point Shooting

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Michael Dunleavy, Jr.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The Chicago Bulls signed free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy to a two-year deal on Wednesday, looking to improve their outside shooting.

Dunleavy agreed to terms on July 1, the first day of the free-agent negotiating period. He averaged 10.5 points last season for the Milwaukee Bucks and shot 42.8 percent from 3-point range.

The Bulls finished 20th in the league in 3-point percentage last season, and Dunleavy’s accuracy has improved in recent years.

“I think as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a better shooter,” Dunleavy said at the Bulls’ practice facility. “That’s just with practice, knowing how to get your shots a little bit better, taking good shots. Hopefully, that trend continues to move forward. I think with this team, the way guys pass and move the ball, hopefully I’ll get even more looks.”

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