Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Coby White was a good pick

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3. Ability to play at a frenetic pace

The Bulls’ offense wasn’t anything to be overly excited about last season. For starters, they were ranked 27th in scoring with 103.4 points per contest and their 104.8 offensive rating was the second-worst mark in the league behind the New York Knicks.

Chicago was ranked 23rd in pace after Jim Boylen took over the head coaching duties for Fred Hoiberg and they finished near the bottom of the league in transition points as well. Simply put, the Bulls’ offense wasn’t a thing of beauty by any stretch of the imagination.

Enter Coby White.

Heralded as one of the fastest (if not the fastest) players in this year’s draft, White would certainly inject some life into a roster that had more than its fair share of struggles from an offensive standpoint.

As illustrated in the above video, White was an effective floor general for a Tar Heels squad that finished sixth in the NCAA in tempo. While there is certainly room for improvement, as his 19.1 percent turnover ratio would indicate, White was definitely a good pick for a Bulls team that is looking to play at a faster pace in Year 3 of the rebuild.