Chicago Bulls: 3 underrated players worth keeping for 2020-21 season

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3. Adam Mokoka, Shooting Guard

There were some stints that French 6-foot-5 and 190 pound 21-year-old shooting guard/wing Adam Mokoka had with the Bulls big league squad in the season that is currently placed on pause due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that were absolutely amazing. Namely in that weird five-minutes of playing time Mokoka got in a loss earlier this calendar year to the New Orleans Pelicans, he went off in a big way.

Mokoka is on a two-way contract with the Bulls, and would be facing the free agent market this coming offseason is the front office doesn’t decide to give him another deal prior to next season. If nothing else, the Bulls should be considering giving Mokoka a spot in Training Camp or another two-way contract to continue to prove himself.

Moreover, Mokoka has a very high floor defensively and did show a good amount of flashes of offensive brilliance in limited stints in the Bulls rotation. He only played in 11 games in the season that is currently on pause. Mokoka averaged 2.9 points per game, 0.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, and 0.4 steals, while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc in those 11 games played.

Get something of the nature for which Mokoka provided for the Bulls off the bench against the Pelicans (15 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field), New York Knicks (eight points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field), or in a very limited spot in a win over the Dallas Mavericks (four points, one steal, and +10 on the floor), and he’s definitely worth bringing back.

GarPax took a flier out on Mokoka last offseason with their Las Vegas Summer League team and on into the regular season. It’s a move worth trying again.