Chicago Bulls: 3 draft targets worth trading up for

LaMelo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
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Isaac Okoro (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Isaac Okoro (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

The most unlikely name on this list is one that fills a position of need and does so as potentially one of the best names on the board for the Bulls. At this moment, the Bulls are still at a point where they should be picking the best player on the board instead of for positional need. But if it comes down to figuring out who to trade for in the draft, then positional need should be taken into consideration.

The former Auburn Tigers sensational freshman small forward Isaac Okoro is somewhat of a all-around possible different maker for a team like the Bulls. Okoro stands out in a number of areas of his game, granted he is still improving his shooting ability. Last season at Auburn, Okoro averaged 12.8 points per game, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks. Okoro shot 51.2 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 67.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Although, the three-point shooting percentage of Okoro did improve heading into conference play. He shot around 32.0 percent from beyond the arc in SEC play.

Those numbers helped Okoro register a box plus/minus rating of 6.3, .156 win shares per 40 minutes, 58.5 true shooting percentage, and a 116.5 offensive rating/101.3 defensive rating. Around a two percent steal rate and a three percent block rate shows that he stands out in parts on the defensive end of the floor.

On offense, Okoro is very well-rounded, besides his outside shooting ability. He’s an underrated passer, albeit his assist-to-turnover ratio doesn’t show it. Most of his turnovers came as a result of limited usage as a primary ball handler. But he did also improve his assist-to-turnover ratio in conference play, compared to non-con.

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