I was told to share this in bullets today, so I’m not trying to selfishly toot my own horn (proceeds to toot the horn)!
Yesterday, I made my television debut. Big thanks to the guys over at Sports Feed for having me on to talk Summer League and the Bulls’ upcoming season. If you happen to be, at all, interested in our conversation, I’ll leave the link the below. I’m sporting some pretty voluminous hair that was compared to Park and Recreation’s John-Ralphio, if that’s any incentive at all.
— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) July 16, 2019
Okay, self-promotion over. Let’s get into what you really care about…
- Guess what, from now on, today is a good day! If you go check out this glorious video by SLAM on Coby White’s new journey to Chicago, you will be filled with almost as much joy as White when he experiences eating deep dish for the first time.
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) July 16, 2019
- If I’m the Bulls, I’d try to pump out content like this constantly. The franchise is in desperate need of somebody to rally behind, and White could absolutely be that guy. For a brief moment, it felt like Lauri Markkanen could become that player, but it takes a certain level of personality he appears to be lacking (I mean that in the nicest way possible). White seriously feels like the full package. As I mentioned in the post about the video, he somehow blends this incredible quality of professionalism (at the age of 19-years-old) with the charming emotion of a kid just having fun. Right now, White doesn’t just feel like the future point guard of this team, but he really feels like the future “star” of this team. Sometimes what a player is able to do off the court or in the “limelight” takes them to a whole other level. White is only a rookie, but he is taking advantage of the media already to set himself on a great path toward success.
- I know, at the end of the day, it all goes back to the production on the court. Fortunately, that has also been an area of strength for White recently. Sure, the guy struggled in areas during Summer League, but as we discussed yesterday when evaluating his performance, White displayed the happy medium. He exposed areas of his game we can now expect for him to work on (three-point shooting, decision making, etc.), but also gave us plenty of reasons to be excited for his immediate impact on the court this fall.
- He certainly caught the attention of folks around the NBA, and SBNation’s Ricky O’Donnell went ahead and included him in his top-11 most impressive rookies in Summer League. White may barely squeak onto the list at No. 11, but he is thrown in the conversation with some high-level talent.
The 11 most impressive rookies at NBA summer league, ranked. https://t.co/pYzC0cHDRl
— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) July 16, 2019
- NBC Chicago Sports’ Mark Schanowksi gives us a closer look at White and Daniel Gafford’s Summer League run. Good stuff demonstrating the two’s growing awareness and skill set.
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) July 16, 2019
- The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie recently broke down the teams whose offseason moves stood out among the best (from a roster-building standpoint) and the Bulls come in for a positive mention. He shared the good and the bad, but the Bulls actually fell firmly within the “good” category. Like many others around covering the league right now, he sang some rather high praises for the team’s recent moves: “But here’s the thing: over the last year, they’ve promoted some people within the organization, and things seem to be running better. Since the trade deadline, when they moved Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a second-round pick to Washington for Otto Porter, the Bulls have actually done about as good a job of building this team as they possibly could have. Genuinely, I don’t think there is a single move to complain about. Heck, the big moves have been outright worthy of praise.” Luis will have more on this later today.
- Hey, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from the GOAT in this morning bullets, so here is a reminder that Jordan, literally, could do it all.
— Jumpman History (@HistoryJumpman) July 15, 2019
- No, seriously, he could do it all. I mean look at this young-Jordan outfit he is sporting. #FashionIcon
— Chicago Bulls Archive (@BullsArchive) July 15, 2019
- I’m sorry, NBA 2k20, you missed Markkanen’s 99 overall-rating. I’m not mad, just disappointed.
Agree with NBA 2K20's 10 highest-rated players? 👀
– LeBron: 97
– Kawhi Leonard: 97
– Giannis: 96
– Kevin Durant: 96
– James Harden: 96
– Steph Curry: 95
– Anthony Davis: 94
– Paul George: 93
– Damian Lillard: 92
– Joel Embiid: 91 pic.twitter.com/HOShDMEMMc
— B/R Gaming (@BRGaming) July 16, 2019
- An interesting question here. Let me know if you have any thoughts in the comments!
who’s a non-all star you would love for your team to have? pic.twitter.com/7MQE6SmYap
— buckets : (@buckets) July 16, 2019