Coby White had many ups and downs during his rookie season, but he definitely belongs to the NBA. In his first year with the Chicago Bulls, White has shown some really interesting traits of his talent.
Especially after the All-Star Weekend, the rookie guard really exploded averaging 24.7 points on 46% shooting from the floor, before the season pause due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to NBA insider Tom Haberstroh, who joined the latest episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, White has the potential to be an All-Star point guard in the future drawing comparisons to the Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox.
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“He really came on strong, as a teenager in the NBA, I didn’t think he had that last burst in him. I think he struggled early on just to get his feet wet, I don’t think the player alignments or lineup alignments helped him very much, but man, he was awesome.
And I think he looked a lot like De’Aaron Fox, a guy who’s just explosive, a guy who’s fast, up-tempo, plays in a system where you just want to get him the ball and let him run.
I’m not so sure if he’s Russell Westbrook-level yet, but I think potential All-Star is what I would say for Coby White. When you have that kind of scoring tact in the league where you just have that instinct, you have the size — and he’s gonna fill out — the speed.
He just reminds me a lot of De’Aaron Fox, and he’s not an All-Star yet, but he’s still very young in the league. And when you’re talking about a 19-year-old who’s able to do the things Coby White did, he’s got a very bright future.”
Here’s the full Bull Talk podcast with Tom Haberstroth: