Both players were on expiring 10-day hardship contracts, and with only a week left, it makes sense for the Blazers to continue to audition both. Portland’s streak of playoff berths is already dead at eight.
It was a nice run under former coach Terry Stotts, with point guard Damian Lillard and shooting guard CJ McCollum. But now only Lillard remains and he’s been out since January. He says he’s committed to the Blazers, and he’s getting to the age (32 in July) where he may have no choice, anyway.
Lillard with another team would be like Tony Parker with the Hornets. No one will remember.
Anyway, Dunn is a former lottery pick who is now a fringe NBA player. He has done a nice job with Blazers, though, averaging 8.6 points and 5.4 assists in 11 appearances (through Saturday).
The No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 draft, Dunn spent his rookie year with the Timberwolves. He has appeared in 231 games overall, compiling career averages of 8.2 points and 4.1 assists.
The Hawks traded him to the Celtics at the end of last season, and then the Celtics traded him to the Grizzlies. Injuries limited Dunn to four games with the Hawks last season. He appeared in 51 games with Atlanta the year before that, averaging 7.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
Meanwhile, Eubanks has signed a whopping FOUR 10-day deals since Feb. 22. He has been actually been forced to start and has done an admirable job as well — compiling averages of 14.1 points and 8.7 rebounds.
He was part of a trade-deadline day deal that sent him from the Spurs to the Raptors, who immediately waived him.