Chicago Bulls: How Coronavirus, league suspension affects team

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Chicago Bulls, Coby White
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1. Coby White’s incredible rookie season cut short

The Bulls have been a train wreck this season. Let’s be honest. It’s been another season of poor coaching, tons of injuries and flat-out laughable results. At this stage, are Bulls fans seeing any reason to hope for good things to come?

One of the only bright spots for the Bulls this year has been the play of rookie guard Coby White. Speaking of injuries to the Bulls, White has been one of the constants in that realm. He’s appeared in all 65 games this year for Chicago, and has come on strong as of late.

In fact, White finally got his chance to start the first game of his career just three days ago against the Cleveland Cavaliers — the last game the Bulls played before the league shut down.

If you’ve been following, you’ll know the Bulls won that game. Is that a coincidence? Maybe — it was Cleveland, after all. However, White finished that game with 20 points, five assists and five boards.

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Over his last 10 games, White has averaged 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and nearly a steal per game. He’s also shot the ball over 40 percent from deep.

The kid has been lights out. But now, his rookie campaign has been put on hold. We don’t know if or when the Bulls will resume play, or if the league will start back up and immediately head to the playoffs. If that ends up being the case, White sure gave us one heck of a show to go out on.

We can only look forward to his sophomore year in that instance, and be thankful for the glimmer of hope he’s offered us fans going into the future.