Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Coby White was a good pick

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2. Floor-spacing potential

When it comes to knocking down the 3-point shot, Chicago didn’t exactly set the world on fire in 2018-19. The Bulls finished dead last in made 3-point shots per game with 9.1, and their 25.9 attempts per game from beyond the arc represented the fourth-worst mark in the league.

Thankfully, not only is White one of the fastest guys in the year’s draft, but he’s also shown the ability to be a decent shooter from 3-point range. In fact, White shot 35.3 percent from long range during his lone season with the Tar Heels.

To put that stat into proper perspective, it is should be mentioned that all of the Bulls’ starting point guards have a posted a 30.5 percent conversion rate from downtown over the past three seasons, which won’t get the job done in a league where perimeter shooting has become king.

Thanks to his speed, White can get to any spot on the floor and if he continues to improve on his long-range shooting, the Bulls will have a point guard on the roster that will be a tough cover for opposing teams.