With Kris Dunn’s regression last season, the point guard position has become a glaring area of need for the Chicago Bulls. The franchise addressed the issue by selecting White tonight.
Known more as a scoring specialist than for his ability to run an offense, White actually broke Michael Jordan’s freshman scoring record at North Carolina last season, averaging 16.1 points per game on 42.3 percent from the field (35.3 percent from beyond the 3-point stripe). At 6-foot-5-inches and 185 pounds, he has good positional size as well.
This pick wasn’t a surprise. Over the course of the spring, it seemed like about 80 percent of mock drafts had the Bulls selecting White. With Darius Garland and Ja Morant off the board, White was the next best option at a position of need, making this pick highly justifiable for the front-office tandem of Gar Forman and John Paxson.
The order of the draft thus far has been Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, De’Andre Hunter, Darius Garland, and Jarrett Culver.
The Chicago Bulls are slated to pick at least one more time tonight. They own the 38th overall pick, so stay tuned.