Dunleavy’s an unrestricted free agent who averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 rebounds last season for the Indiana Pacers, visiting the playoffs — if you can believe it — for the first time since being drafted in 2002. Thus ended a playoff drought of Troy Murphian proportions.
I like Dunleavy. He can score. He can shoot (40.2 percent on triples last year). He’s relatively versatile. He’s from Duke. And he was once featured on Deadspin for wearing a tu-tu, which is actually a lot cooler than it sounds because I’m 99.999 percent positive he was just dressing up as Ace Ventura when Ventura pretended to be a mental hospital patient in order to snoop for clues regarding Ray Finkle. Who is Einhorn. Who is also Finkle. Who is also Einhorn. Who is both a man and a woman. Which only makes sense if you’ve seen the movie. Laces out, Dan.
I could discuss the merits of an Ace Ventura costume all day, but anyone willing to dress in a tu-tu in the name of comedy is okay with me. Especially if he averaged double figures last season for a playoff team and could potentially command a relatively cheap salary.