LAS VEGAS -- During the second quarter of Wednesday's NBA summer league matchup with the Charlotte Hornets, I observed to the person next to me that Chicago Bulls rookie Coby White would probably shoot 4-of-13 from the field but all anyone would remember were the four makes. I was wrong; he actually finished Wednesday's game 4-of-17 shooting. But that dichotomy summarizes a week in Las Vegas during which White has impressed without scoring particularly efficiently.
A series of minor injuries and the effect of trades that could not be completed until after the NBA's moratorium period ended on Saturday have left White as one of the highest-drafted rookies in regular action this summer. No. 3 pick RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks is the only player taken before White (No. 7) to play in more than one game so far, while White has played all four of the Bulls' games.
What has White shown, positive and negative? Let's break down his performance, putting a spotlight on Wednesday's game.