When thinking through a rookie dynasty draft, it is easy to get enamored with the big name lottery prospects, and rightly so. An analysis on the outcome of picks one through eight since 1980 reveals…
July 11, 2019, 1:10 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Speaking on the radio on Thursday, John Paxson said that "Coby [White] can learn at his own pace."
White, the Bulls' top draft pick, has had some great games and some ugly games at Summer League, and even Paxson acknowledged some issues with decision-making as White adjusts to the speed of the NBA. It's looking more and more likely that White will be a backup in his first season, and the Bulls seem prepared to let him develop as quickly or as slowly as he needs to. His redraft stock is on the downslope.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 7:35 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White put up 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Wednesday night but shot 4-of-17 to get there.
White is shaping up as the backup point guard this season (assuming the Bulls get rid of Kris Dunn), which throws some cold water on his redraft outlook. He is clearly the long-term plan at the position, however, which means that White is shaping up as a top pick in dynasty formats. It's been a mixed bag so far this summer for White, with strong games right next to woeful shooting performances.
July 9, 2019, 12:15 amCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White logged 30 minutes on Monday and rang up 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and two steals.
White is expected to be backing up Tomas Satoransky at the point this season. However, if he continues to improve and finds ways to commit fewer turnovers (five in this game), he could establish a timeshare situation, capping both their upsides in fantasy.
July 7, 2019, 9:26 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White put up 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting with six rebounds and five assists in a loss to the Cavs on Sunday.
White, the 7th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, will likely be handed the keys to the Bulls’ offense from day one. However, he had seven turnovers in this one and will have to learn to take better care of the ball before he becomes an effective playmaker. He also missed all four of his attempts from beyond the arc. White will have a roller-coaster rookie year from the Summer League to the regular season.
July 5, 2019, 9:53 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White went 6-for-18 from the field en route to his 17-point performance in a win vs. the Lakers on Friday.
He added three boards, three dimes and two steals, but missed all seven shot attempts from deep and was not hot from the line with 5-of-7 shooting. White will have his ups and downs this season but is expected to be handed the reins and the starting PG job from the get-go.
June 21, 2019, 7:07 pmCoby WhiteG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls want to play at a higher pace with Coby White this season.
The Bulls are already talking about dual-PG lineups featuring White and Kris Dunn, and they're hoping that having two natural ball-handlers will help the team get out and run beyond the boost they'll get from White's speed. Spacing could be an issue in those groups, however, and despite insistence that the team still believes in Dunn their comments during the season make it fairly clear that White is the long-term answer here. Both players might play enough to leave neither with fantasy value, and it would be unwise to treat White as more than a late flier in redraft leagues at this point. We'll reevaluate after Summer League and preseason.
Source: Chicago Tribune
June 20, 2019, 8:23 pmCoby WhitePG/SG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls selected combo guard Coby White with the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Bulls haven't really been high on Kris Dunn and this is the next shoe to drop. If Dunn sticks around then White looks to be a good bet for 22-26 mpg this season but the Bulls wouldn't shock anybody by trying to accelerate that timetable. White will struggle with efficiency and he's going to need to be given rope to steal the ball, as well as deal with playing next to Zach LaVine, who wants the rock in his hands. White probably gets overdrafted and starts the offseason off as late-round flier pick.
June 20, 2019, 3:47 pmCoby WhiteG, College
Coby White worked out for the Knicks on Thursday.
White’s draft stock is on the rise, and he’s worked out for a number of teams picking between Nos. 3 and 9. It would be a major upset if he ended up being taken at No. 3, though the fact that the Knicks have worked out White and Darius Garland on the eve of the draft does raise some eyebrows. It’s been said that New York is locked in on R.J. Barrett with the third pick, but perhaps they’re getting their house in order should a team want to trade into that slot.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 16, 2019, 5:29 pmCoby WhiteG, College
Coby White and Nassir Little are scheduled to work out with the Wizards on Monday.
White’s name is particularly interesting, as most mock drafts have him off the board before Washington selects at No. 9. It would only take one or two surprises to put White within their reach, however, so it could be some due diligence mixed with wishful thinking. The Wizards should be going with the best player available strategy, but it is worth noting that White is a 6’5″ guard and Little is a 6’6″ forward given how the Wizards currently have most of their salary tied up in the backcourt.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
May 27, 2019, 4:06 pmCoby WhiteG, College
According to K.C. Johnson, Coby White received a draft promise from a team in the lottery and multiple league executives believe it was from the Suns or Lakers.
Johnson noted that it’s believed the promise was from a team before the Bulls, who are selecting seventh. With Ja Morant likely to go second to the Grizzlies, White and Darius Garland are the next to point guards on draft boards. The Bulls are looking to add a point guard and Kris Dunn’s trade value has vanished. If they miss out on both Garland and White, they could look to add a point guard in free agency or in a trade. The Bulls have been reported to have interest in Lonzo Ball, but a straight trade with the Lakers is unlikely to happen.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Chicago Tribune
May 16, 2019, 5:22 pmCoby WhitePG/SG, College
Coby White received information leading him to believe that he will be drafted in the 5-9 range of the NBA draft after the combine on Thursday.
White played for UNC this past season and was able to prove to NBA scouts that he can become a solid combo guard at the next level. There are several teams within the lottery that will be looking for a point guard. The Bulls, Suns and Wizards are potential landing spots. White will be in competition with Darius Garland for the second point guard to be selected in the draft as Ja Morant will most likely be drafted second overall by the Grizzlies.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter