Chicago Bulls likely done with Coby White after drafting Dalen TerryRyan Heckmanon June 24, 2022 at 2:23 am

The 2022 NBA Draft saw the Chicago Bulls take point guard Dalen Terry out of the University of Arizona, padding their depth in the back court.

With the addition of Terry, it now begs a few questions.

First, how does this pick reflect on the potential return of starting point guard Lonzo Ball? The addition of Terry has to mean that Chicago is preparing for the worst, as Ball may not make it back to the court for the start of the 2022-2023 season.

Second, the Bulls have been involved in quite a few whispers over the past month. For a few weeks now, it has been rumored that the Bulls are looking to trade veteran point guard Coby White. Adding another point guard in the draft, in Terry, looks like the nail in the coffin.

After drafting Dalen Terry, the Chicago Bulls sent a clear signal that Coby White will be moved.

Look at the current state of the Bulls’ back court, for a moment. When Ball does come back, he’s obviously penciled in as the starter. Assuming Chicago does indeed re-sign Zach LaVine, as multiple reports have now stated they will, he’ll start next to Ball.

Behind those two, it’s going to be Ayo Dosunmu and Alex Caruso as the first two of the bench. Then, you have the rookie, Terry.

There is officially no room for White, especially considering the Bulls have yet to add a three-point shooter which they will likely do in free agency.

This draft selection has done everything except give White the boot. In all likelihood, when the free agency period opens up in just a few days, the Bulls will try harder than ever to move White.

The question now becomes, where does White go? Will he be involved in a trade for a big name like Rudy Gobert or John Collins? The Bulls have been linked to both of those guys in recent days, and some have even said that Gobert to the Bulls has become an expectation around the league.

White still offers another team some potential as a guy who rejuvenates his career with a fresh start. However, his performance in the playoffs this last year essentially told Bulls fans all they needed to know.

Terry’s addition means White will be subtracted. It’s pretty clear to see, as if it wasn’t already a foregone conclusion before the draft. The incoming 6-foot-7 point guard offers Chicago a huge ceiling as a versatile defender and facilitator. White, on the other hand, has a much lower ceiling at this stage.

Look for White to be dealt in the coming days. You can bet on it.

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