Donsumu stepped up
As the 38th pick in the 2021 NBA draft, Dosunmu headed home to Chicago after Artūras Karnišovas and the Bulls front office selected Dosunmu with their only pick in the draft.
Side note - Dosunmu accounts for the second straight All-Rookie the Bulls have produced in the past two seasons (Patrick Williams).
He stepped up big for the Bulls.
With injuries/Covid issues ravaging the team all year, Dosunmu stepped up for head coach Billy Donovan and played plenty of unexpected minutes.
Dosunmu played in 70 total games, starting in 40 of them, and averaged 27.4 minutes per game. In the first-round playoff series against the Bucks, he played in all five games and averaged 17.1 minutes.
There are many intangible factors Dosunmu has in his game that paved the way for him to receive All-Rookie honors.
One of my favorite skills Dosunmu possesses is his facilitating. Dosunmu reads defenses so well and can create for others with ease. In February, Dosunmu averaged over seven assists per game.
Here’s one of my favorite Ayo assists from this past season.