Jazz sign Kris Dunn to multi-year contract

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SALT LAKE CITY — Kris Dunn is sticking around.

The Utah Jazz announced Tuesday they had signed the former lottery pick to multi-year contract. The Athletic reported the Jazz and Dunn agreed to a two-year deal with next season being non guaranteed.

Dunn, a former No. 5 pick in the NBA draft, has averaged 11.6 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds in nine games since initially signing the first of two 10-day deals with the Jazz. He played 22.2 minutes per game as the primary backup point guard in that time.

His second 10-day contract was set to expire on Tuesday.

"I'm just coming out here, play my game — whatever happens happens," Dunn said last week when asked if he was thinking about getting the rest of the season deal. "I'm gonna let God handle all that. You're not just trying to go out here — try to help the team win, try to play to the best of my ability."

He's done that.

Dunn has shown an improved game since the last time he was in the NBA.

Always known as a defensive ace, Dunn has displayed a fairly consistent offensive game. He's shooting a career high 53% from the field and 37% from 3-point range with Utah. He's getting to the rim, has shown off a pretty consistent floater game, and is shooting a career best from 3-point range.

"Kris came in with a tremendous competitive fire," Jazz coach Will Hardy said. "You see that on the defensive end of the floor. He really is engaged on that end. … I think he's getting more and more comfortable on the offensive end understanding our system where his opportunities to score are; kind of what the reads are that he has to make as a primary ball handler to get his teammates involved."

And now, he'll have a chance to get even more comfortable.

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