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The Chicago Bulls will be without their starting small forward for at least the first 12 games of the 2015-16 season. Mike Dunleavy was feeling discomfort in his lower back all summer and after he underwent surgery the Bulls announced that he will miss 8-10 weeks.
He averaged 9.5 points per game last season and shot 41 percent from three-point range. Via NBA.com:
Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy successfully underwent a low back microdiscectomy procedure earlier today at Rush University Medical Center. Dunleavy had experienced some occasional back discomfort over the summer which had recently worsened. Conservative measures failed to satisfactorily resolve his symptoms, therefore, the decision was made to perform the surgery. The timing is unfortunate, but it was imperative that all conservative measures were exhausted prior to making this decision. He is expected to be out 8-10 weeks.