Bulls: 5 ideal Coby White trade targets to balance the roster

Coby White, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Kenyon Martin Jr., Chicago Bulls, Coby White NBA Trade Rumors
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2. Kenyon Martin Jr.

Similar to the aforementioned Brissett, Kenyon Martin Jr. is a player that could find his role and usage eaten up as a result of his team committing to developing a strong youth movement. With rookies Jabari Smith Jr. and Tari Eason joining the recently re-signed Jae’Sean Tate, baby K-Mart’s future in Houston looks more questionable than ever.

Although his father’s pedigree has certainly helped him get his foot in the door, Martin Jr. has not failed to make a genuine NBA player of himself. In two seasons with the Rockets, KMJ has averaged 9 points and 4.3 rebounds while coming off the bench.

Nearly half of Martin Jr.’s shots came within 3 feet of the hoop last year, which he converted at an exceptional rate of 61.7%. Kenyon also provides a valuable floor-stretching presence by hitting 36% of his attempts from deep. That level of inside-out offense is something the Bulls are seriously lacking outside of Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.

Capable of playing both forward positions, Martin Jr. utilizes his speed, size, and shooting ability to impact the game on both ends of the court. Next to Javonte Green and Derrick Jones Jr., Kenyon would help make the Bulls’ depth on the wing much more formidable.

What gives Kenyon an edge over the other candidates here is that he’s still only 21 years old. His potential upside should interest the Bulls, especially since he’s under cheap team control through 2024. Instead of worrying about re-signing Coby next summer, Chicago could rest easy knowing they’d have their backup forward locked down on a minimum deal.