The Box Office wrote:If we luck into the Top 4 picks then that means that LaMelo is in play depending on which team is ahead of us.
I'm VERY sure that Coby White will not become the facilitator/distributor. As in a guy consistently averaging 7 assists per game. That's simply not his game. Right now, to me, White is a shot jacking ball hog. He comes in the game and panics looking for his own shot. I definitely wouldn't pass him the ball if I was his teammate. His 2.7 rookie assists average is putrid. He actually has no business being the point guard. His shot jacking ball hoggin' ways is bench player status. He wants the ball back? He better get steals and rebounds.
I'm not comparing. This is just reference. John Stockton was a bench guy during his rookie year. And he managed to average 5.1 assists anyway. If White was averaging 4 assists per game, from the bench, then I wouldn't have said anything because that's a great sign for Coby to become this team's play maker.
If we luck into LaMelo/Killian/Haliburton (especially LaMelo), take him regardless of Coby and Zach LaVine's status. This draft is guard heavy. The Basketball Gods are trying to tell us something with that.
We do not have a reliable facilitator. Our front court sucks, too.
It comes down to new management's opinion on BPA when we draft. I draft the guard with crazy court vision. Always. Those types are hard to land. Disagree? Try finding a Stockton, Kidd, Mark Jackson, Magic, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Westbrook, Rondo, Nash, Penny, Luka, Isiah Thomas, Trae, and hell, even Rod Strickland. It's difficult.
We can always land a big. However, a big with guard skills and defense? That's when I choose the big over the guard.
LaMelo is a great fit. His passing is crazy sick. It's actually really extraordinary. He's demonstrating passes that no one else in this draft class AND last year's draft class can do. The interesting thing about LaMelo is he's also a natural scorer (despite his shooting), but he rather pass the ball and see his teammates happy. He can put on 30+ points if he wanted. He's also pretty good at tapping out rebounds to keep the offense alive, which is unique, too.
His defense? Yes, he needs to work on it. Comes down to effort.
Injuries? That's unpredictable as hell and I don't want to speculate. All players go through this.
I can tell you did not watch a bulls game this year or do not understand basketball well. White has a lot to learn but he’s definitely not a ball hog. You actually just described somebody like Antonio Blankley. He actually tried to run an offense. But he fell into the same problem that Lavine had. Most of the time he played with guys like Sato who sucked ass at getting there own shot and was scared as hell to shoot. White started to come on at the end of the season before everything was canceled. He might not ever be an elite passer but he was starting to distribute the ball pretty well at the end of the season. Bulls don’t need a pass first point guard. There’s hardly any of those starting in the NBA right now anyway.