Chicago Bulls: 2 Indiana Pacers big men to consider via trade

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Chicago Bulls, Domantas Sabonis
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Domantas Sabonis

Domantas Sabonis would make a great fit on the Chicago Bulls this season.

Domantas Sabonis is a double-double machine that can beat you in a multitude of ways. He is able to score on his own in the low post, be either a pick and roll/pop man, and even step out to hit the three. While having a down year beyond the arch, Sabonis is a career 31.6 percent three-point shooter so the ability is there.

To go along with his offense, Sabonis is a willing defender boasting a 106.1 defensive rating which is 6.2 points better than league average. In addition, I mentioned Sabonis was a double-double machine.

Over the last three seasons, he has averaged 12.1 rebounds per game. As it currently stands, the Bulls rank 29th in total rebounds per game making Sabonis a perfect fit for this team. The next question is,  at what cost?

The Pacers will be looking to get younger and build for the future. You do that by acquiring young players on team-friendly deals along with draft picks. With Patrick Williams likely out for the year, he doesn’t present much trade value. Someone who does have trade value is Coby White.

A package that includes White, Derrick Jones Jr, and two first-round picks could pique the interest of the Pacers bringing the big man to Chicago. The money works for both teams as far as contracts go and the pacers get a young player with upside and two draft picks. Sabonis is in the midst of a 4 year/$77M deal making him very team-friendly for his level of talent.