Chicago Bulls: Player grades for the 2020-2021 season

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Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine
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Zach LaVine — A+

I’m not going to waste too much of my time by saying LaVine will have the highest grade on the team. He received his first all-star appearance on his way to a successful season averaging 27.4 points, five rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game, nearly making the 50/40/90 club shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from three, and 84.9 percent from the charity stripe. A possible extension is in play for him this summer.

Coby White —  B-

Coby White is clearly not built for the point guard position. His inability to facilitate the offense was part of the reason he was benched for Tomas Satoransky. However, he did average 15.1 points, making him a prolific scorer, one of the best on the team. The most disappointing parts of his game this season were his lack of defense (115 defensive rating) and lack of ball security (2.3 turnovers per game). Remember Chicago, this was just his sophomore season.

Tomas Satoransky — B

Satoransky had a great season as a veteran role player, starting in the back half of the season. He averaged 7.7 points and 4.7 assists this season. The assists are deceiving, as he had multiple double-digit assist nights. His defense was outstanding, recording a nearly positive defensive box plus/minus and a positive net rating on the floor. The Bulls have a partial guarantee to his contract, and will most likely be resigned.

Ryan Arciadiacono — B+

Arciadiacono was the heart and soul of the second rotation. When he came onto the floor, Bulls fans knew he was going to give it his best. He dove for balls, played hard defense, and tried to make plays on the offensive end of the floor. His $3 million option will probably get picked up by the team for next season.

JaVonte Green — B-

Green’s sample size is a bit difficult to evaluate, but his late-season minutes were a great surprise to Bulls fans. Green knows how to run the floor well in transition and run the offense. His athleticism is unique to the second rotation and has a solid chance of signing a new contract with the Bulls in free agency this offseason. He recorded a 3.2 defensive box plus/minus in 16 games with the Bulls which is outstanding.

Denzel Valentine — D

While Valentine has been claimed to have “the best eyes on the team” by the liking of Stacey King, I don’t buy his presence on the team. His presence only reflects the dire need for a backup shooting guard to LaVine. He shot 37.3 percent from the field, averaged 6.5 points per game, and is extremely unathletic and immature with the ball. Must I remind Bulls fans of the pull-up three-pointer against the Miami Heat? It’s time for Valentine to hit the road.