Chicago Bulls: 3 players wildly disrespected in ESPN rankings

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Chicago Bulls, Coby White
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Coby White snubbed

Barring a miraculous appearance in the top 10 (then we’d have bigger problems with the rankings, if we’re truly unbiased), Coby White was left off the list. Last year, White averaged 13.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

First, let’s just look at the likely reasoning why White is not on the list to begin with. He really didn’t even start to play consistent, meaningful time until February. Obviously, the season was put on hold in mid-March, so White’s best production came in about a month’s time. If ESPN didn’t want to put him in the top 100 because of that fact, it makes sense.

However, if you look at just how good White was before the season was cut short, he most definitely deserved to be in the top 100.

In the month of February, White averaged 20.1 points, 4.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds in about 30 minutes per game while also shooting over 41 percent from three-point range. Then, in March, he upped that to 22.4 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. He proved he could not only score at a high level but also facilitate even more.

Someone in the top 100 whom White should likely replace is guard Seth Curry of the Philadelphia 76ers. Last year with the Dallas Mavericks, Curry scored less points (12.4) and averaged less rebounds (2.3) and assists (1.9) than White.