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Coby White Trade Talks Aren’t Matching The Bulls’ Desires

Given this recent development, it seems White will likely be back in a Bulls come October.

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It’s no secret the Chicago Bulls have been actively pursuing trading Coby White this offseason. Most recently, his name appeared in several draft night trade rumors. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls are still looking for a landing spot for White but potential returns have not matched the team’s asking price.

Working on a trade now is a smart move as White will become a restricted free agent after the 2022-23 season. Chicago will be able to match any offer he receives, so if trade interest does not pick up, the Bulls could retain him for a cheap price next season.

Given this recent development, it seems White will be back in a Bulls come October. After an inconsistent 2021-22 season, the upcoming campaign will be a “prove it” year for White. Despite his flaws, the North Carolina product is still one of the Bulls’ better offensive bench options off the bench as a microwave scorer. He can also take some of the minutes load off Lonzo Ball as there are growing concerns about the point guard’s knee issues.

If Coby White does receive such opportunities, he will have to perform above his 2021-22 figures of 12.7 PPG and 38.5% three-point shooting. Additionally, any improvement on the defensive end would be a plus for the Chicago Bulls. It shouldn’t be a stretch for White to absorb some knowledge and pointers from two of the league’s best perimeter defenders in Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso.

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