Chicago Bulls: 4 early trade targets for new GM Marc Eversley

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1. Jrue Holiday, Point Guard

The Pelicans are in a very advantageous situation at this point in time. They look to have a successful rebuild going that happened in the blink of an eye. Granted a lot of that expedited rebuild was thanks to a good bit of luck in the 2019 NBA Draft lottery, that they won and were able to snag Zion Williamson with the first overall pick.

Since the Pelicans were the last employer for Polk, any trade targets that team would place on the table could more quickly gain the attention of the Bulls front office. Polk, Eversley, and Karnisovas obviously bring a certain level of familiarity and comfort with how various trade targets from the Pelicans, Sixers, and Nuggets would fit in with their roster building.

One piece of the current Pelicans roster that could be on the move in the near future is the standout two-way 6-foot-3 and 205 pound point guard Jrue Holiday. The one-time NBA All-Star selection and two-time All-Defensive Team selection was one of the most vastly underrated at his position in the league prior to the Pelicans ascent to prominence this season.

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In the season that is currently placed on pause, Holiday played in 55 games while averaging 19.6 points per game, 4.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and a career-best 1.7 steals, while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. Holiday could be that veteran model of consistency that the Bulls do so desperately need in the locker room.