Chicago Bulls: Prospects, Lonzo Ball, more seventh pick options

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Chicago Bulls draft Coby White

Advancing to the Sweet 16 as a North Carolina Tar Heel last season, Coby White improved steadily through his freshman campaign in Chapel Hill.

White is the first of two point guards who may be available with the Bulls’ pick at seven. The Phoenix Suns, however, are likely suitors of a point guard themselves and pick at #6, one spot ahead of Chicago. Unless they find a trade partner from five, GarPax finds themselves at the mercy of the Phoenix Suns’ front office for a point guard pick.

Further, this is a popular pick among our writers.

Viewing the tape on White, his style of play at North Carolina is certainly in the mold of what might benefit the Bulls in a point guard. Further, he’s big for his position at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds.

While White does have good basketball instincts and plays solid on both ends of the floor, he needs to fix up some holes in his offensive game. Working more as a scorer under Roy Williams at UNC, White will need to work on his passing skills at the next level.

In his freshmen season, he averaged 16.1 points, 4.1 assists, and shot 42.1 percent from the floor. He was loose with the basketball, averaging 2.7 turnovers, sometimes letting his speed get ahead of his ability to move the basketball.

He plays his best basketball when presented room to run. White’s role as a down-hill facilitator feeding Markkanen, LaVine, and Porter Jr. catch-and-shoot opportunities opens up the Bulls’ offense.