Chicago Bulls Draft: Top 3 realistic options at no. 4 pick

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Chicago Bulls, Isaac Okoro
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3. Forward Isaac Okoro, Auburn

The first player that makes sense for the Bulls at no. 4 is Isaac Okoro out of Auburn. The Bulls could be in the market for a small forward after next year when Otto Porter Jr.’s contract officially expires (Porter has a player option this offseason which he will likely exercise).

Okoro’s numbers will not jump off the box scores on any given night, but he does a lot of his work in areas that don’t necessarily show up on the stat sheet. The freshman was one of the best defenders in all of college basketball and made his name known by shutting down opposing teams’ best players.

The Bulls have lacked a defensive intensity for a while now, and having a young wing like Okoro in the fold would be a massive step forward. He’s a longer, athletic small forward who can guard just about anybody when it comes down to it.

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As for his offensive skillset, Okoro is not the most prolific three-point shooter. In fact, he shot just over 28 percent from beyond the arc last season. However, he’s at his best when he’s going to the bucket. Okoro can finish with either hand, and do it with authority, too.

Last season at Auburn, Okoro posted a line of 12.9 points on 51.4 percent shooting, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.9 steals per game.