Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons why they should tank for Cade Cunningham

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Coby White, Chicago Bulls
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3) Why Chicago Bulls should tank for Cade Cunningham

Could make more versatile use out of Coby White

The jury is still out on whether the former North Carolina Tar Heels 6-foot-5 second-year point guard Coby White is going to be the floor general of the future for the Bulls. What we do know is that it looks like newly hired head coach Billy Donovan is likely to have White as the starting point guard over combo guard Tomas Satoransky during the 2020-21 season.

White was a bit turnover prone last season, and isn’t known as the best facilitator when it comes to settled offense. He also already has more than five turnovers through just two preseason games. Now while we can’t put much stock into the way that any Bulls player is showing out in the first two preseason games (after a nine month game action hiatus), it is a trend worth noting for White.

Another aspect of White’s game that we do know about is how special and explosive he can be on the offensive end of the floor. He averaged more than 20 points per game in the final 10 games of the 2019-20 campaign, ending his rookie season very much on a high note. White was named the final Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February.

However, the fact that White registered an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.58-1.0 during his rookie season does mean that it is worth noting how he is able to improve in this regard this time around. There are still questions on how White fits in as the point guard of the future for the Bulls, but he could surely pair nicely with the lengthy 6-foot-7 Cunningham as more of a combo guard in the coming seasons.