Chicago Bulls Discussing Trades Using Coby White, 18th Pick

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The Chicago Bulls had a very strong 2021-22 NBA season. They won 46 games, earning the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. Their postseason didn’t go as well as they had hoped, as they were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks in five games.

While it ended on a low note, it was a success as that was their first playoff appearance since 2017. Their front office has done a great job upgrading their roster recently, bringing in players such as Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso.

The Bulls have a solid core being built, but they are looking to make some changes this offseason. They have been linked to Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz, but that will cost them a lot. Patrick Williams is one of the younger players that will need to be included in a deal of that size. However, Williams isn’t someone that the Bulls want to part ways with this offseason.

Instead, the young player that they have shown an interest in moving is Coby White. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report in a recent NBA intel piece, Chicago is looking to pair White with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

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White has proven that he can be a solid 3-point shooter, knocking down 36.5 percent of his 3-point attempts in his career. Last season, he connected on a career-high 38.5 percent of his attempts.

The No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, White has improved his overall shooting percentage each season in the league as well. He can provide a scoring punch off the bench as a combo guard, averaging 13.7 points per game in his career.

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Given the amount of depth that the Chicago Bulls have built-in their backcourt, it makes sense that they are looking to move on from Coby White. As long as they can remain healthy, Chicago needs depth on the wings and in the frontcourt.