Chicago Bulls: 5 options for pick No. 7 in 2019 NBA Draft

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images /
3 of 6
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

4. Coby White

Continuing with the theme of addressing the need for a point guard, Coby White out of North Carolina could be another viable option.

During his lone collegiate season, White averaged 16.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds per outing. Not only that, but he surpassed Michael Jordan on UNC’s all-time freshman scoring list.

White excels in several areas. At 6’5″, he can play either guard position if needed. He’s able to keep defenders off-balance thanks to having solid lateral quickness and can create space via the step-back jumper.

While he didn’t shoot the ball well overall (42.3 percent), White did knock down 35.3 percent of his looks from downtown last season. Being that Bulls’ starters haven’t had a ton of success in this area, White would be a welcomed addition to the roster.

The main thing that should stand out to the Bulls front office is that he excels in the open court. In fact, nearly 31 percent of his offense was generated in the open court. Considering the Bulls ranked near the bottom of the league in pace and transition points, having a player that can consistently put pressure on opposing defenses would help the team improve in these categories.

As is the case with any player entering the NBA, White does have a couple of problematic areas as well. His shot selection can be somewhat of a detriment at times. He may have difficulty getting off his shot against taller defenders due to a low release, and his 19.1 turnover percentage rate in transition is also a cause for concern.

Overall, White checks a lot of the boxes for the Bulls from an offensive standpoint. As far as his shortcomings are concerned, he’s only 18 years old, which means there’s ample time for him to shore up his game in these areas.