Chicago Bulls: 3 players who should be most excited for new front office

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Coby White, Chicago Bulls
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1. Coby White, Point Guard

Between LaVine and the former North Carolina Tar Heels rookie point guard Coby White, the Bulls could have their future backcourt pairing. And that would really be a fun backcourt pairing to watch heading into the future if it pans out. White showed down the stretch this season what he can really do when he finds his groove.

White didn’t have his best start to his rookie campaign, but neither do most microwave scoring point/combo guards like him. It was impressive enough that he heated up like he did starting in late January. He would also win the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors in the final month it was distributed prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced suspension in February.

If nothing else, White should be considered the future at point guard for the Bulls. In the final game before the hiatus, White got his first career start over Sato, in an eventual home win over the Cavaliers back on March 10.

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Moreover, White played in every single Bulls regular season game while averaging 13.2 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 0.8 steals. He shot 39.4 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.1 percent from the free-throw line.

That helped White to amass a pretty dismal -2.8 box plus/minus rating, .026 win shares per 48 minutes, and a 50.6 true shooting percentage, for the whole of his rookie season.