Over his first year and a half, White has had some shining moments as a Bull. By no means is he a bad player whom the Bulls should look to ship out of town already. On the contrary, White very well could fit into this roster for years to come.
The problem with White hasn’t been anything to do with him being less skilled or having a “bad” season. It’s more so with his fit as the team’s starting point guard.
Being the starting point guard next to a guy like Zach LaVine, White’s primary job should be to facilitate, and he’s struggled consistently running the offense at times.
Funny enough, White is averaging a healthy amount of assists (5.3). But, he is still a scorer at heart.
That’s fine, however he may end up being better suited for a bench role. If White was relegated to the sixth man role, he would flourish. He might even win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award — or at least find himself in the running.
His aggressive and sometimes reckless mentality is far better suited for a role coming off the bench. But, as a former lottery pick, how willing would he be to accept such a role if the Bulls brought in, say, Lonzo Ball?
Those are some of the rumors floating around; that the Bulls go get Ball from the New Orleans Pelicans.
If the Bulls don’t see him as their starting point guard for years to come, it would at least be worth exploring some trades. At this stage, they could get some serious value for a player like White. One of these trades would be pretty intriguing on Chicago’s end.