The Chicago Bulls selected Coby White with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Here’s a look at three reasons this was a good pick.
The Chicago Bulls were associated with the No. 7 pick for the third straight season. In 2017, they began the rebuild by sending Jimmy Butler to the Twin Cities in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the seventh overall pick, Lauri Markkanen. That team went on to win 27 games.
Last season, the Bulls selected Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 pick. While he was considered the safe pick in some media circles. he proved to be a decent scorer, rebounder and rim protector, despite playing in just 44 outings.
Unfortunately, the Bulls took a step back in the second year of the rebuild, as that squad won just 22 games, which represents the fifth-worst win total in franchise history.
In finishing with the fourth-worst mark in the association, the Bulls were hoping to be in position to select at one of the top four spots in this year’s draft. As luck would have it, that didn’t happen and Chicago fell to the No. 7 spot. With that pick, the team selected Coby White from North Carolina.
Here’s a look at why this was a good pick.