Chicago Bulls: Player grades through first 25 games of 2019-20 season

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Coby White, Point Guard

The Chicago Bulls rely so heavily on their capable offensive scoring guards off the bench such as Valentine and rookie former North Carolina Tar Heels Coby White. There’s two or three games this season that resulted in Bulls wins and a good portion of the praise should fall on White’s shoulders.

His volume scoring ability shined through when he poured through a franchise-record seven three-pointers in just one quarter in a win over the Knicks earlier this year. There are areas for him to improve, but he is averaging a solid 11.9 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.

Grade: B-

Thaddeus Young, Forward

It’s hard to put a definitive grade on the play of the recently signed Bulls veteran forward Thaddeus Young from his play so far this season. Boylen is getting him nearly enough playing time. If we’re grading the usage by Boylen of Young this season, then it gets a D or an F.

But if we’re grading Young’s play in this weird role alone, it has to be on a curve. He’s only got a player efficiency rating of 11.4 and 0.3 win shares so far, but he is shooting better than his career average from three-point range (around 33.0 percent usually).

Grade: C

Kris Dunn, Point Guard

A defensive presence that is much needed for a bad Bulls team on that end of the floor is provided usually off the bench by point guard Kris Dunn. The former 2016 first round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves hasn’t improved at all on the offensive end of the floor, though. He’s shooting below 20 percent from three-point range.

But he does remain one of the NBA’s better on-ball defenders, and one of the league’s total steal leaders.

Grade: C-