Mike Dunleavy has never won a playoff series, but he's hopeful that his presence on the Chicago Bulls as an outside threat this season will allow him to accomplish just that.
Another big help will come in the form of Derrick Rose. Dunleavy sat down with CSN Chicago's Mark Schanowski to discuss a number of topics, including how the former MVP has looked in practices when the cameras are off.
"I can't tell a difference. I mean, he's so fast and just being on the court with him his speed is, being on his team it wows you," Dunleavy said. "So it's great to have him back. I know he's happy, I know he's excited and we're looking forward to having a great year."
Dunleay joins a new team but one familiar face is already in red: Carlos Boozer. The pair played together at Duke University for three seasons (1999-2002) before heading to the NBA as juniors. He'll also team up with fellow Blue Devil alum Luol Deng, something Dunleavy says has helped acclimation.
"Yeah, there is. Obviously I played with Carlos. Its great to play with him again. And then Luol, we didn't play together but just having that bond, knowing what it's like to go through seasons with Coach K. Honestly, there's a lot of similarities with Coach Thibs. We can kind of relate, talk about things, reminisce and we all have that familiarity with that coach."
Dunleavy won a national championship with Boozer in 2001, and he's hoping to do just the same in Chicago.
"I sure hope so. That would be great," he said. "That's one of the main reasons I came here, and I think everybody on this team is going to put everything forward to make that happen."
You can see Dunleavy's full interview with Schanowski in the video above.