Chicago Bulls: 3 players that deserve a bigger role next season

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Coby White, Chicago Bulls
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1) Chicago Bulls that deserve bigger roles

Pick Analysis. Age: 20. 1. Scouting Report. Point Guard. Coby White. player. 24

Most of the attention in the Bulls camp throughout the preseason, and heading into the regular season, will fall onto the second-year former North Carolina Tar Heels 6-foot-5 and 200 pound point guard Coby White. The former seventh overall pick of the Bulls in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft didn’t have the most efficient rookie campaign as a whole, but he surely rounded it out on a high note.

White was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February, and was on fire in the brief time to round out the regular season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic post-All-Star break.

As a whole, White played in all 65 games during the shortened 2019-20 regular season with the Bulls (just one of which he started in). White actually started in the final game of the Bulls regular season, in that de facto home finale win over the Cavaliers. And last season he averaged 13.2 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.1 blocks.

White shot 39.4 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.1 percent from the free-throw line. Given the way that White finished out his rookie season, it should be a no brainer that Karnisovas and Donovan plan to give him more playing time at the outset of the 2020-21 campaign.

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Depending on where Donovan plans to play White in the rotation next season, he should at least get more than one start in the process. White might still be the planned starting point guard for the Bulls, or they might want to move him into more of a combo guard role that shifts between the one and the two like Satoransky.