Coby White: 6th Youngest Bulls Player to Hit 4,000 Career Points

‣ Coby White has become the sixth player in Chicago Bulls history to reach 4,000 career points at age 23 or younger, joining the ranks of Michael Jordan, Luol Deng, Reggie Theus, Ben Gordon, and Derrick Rose.
‣ Despite recent struggles with his shooting, White is averaging career highs this season with 17.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 34.8 minutes per game.
‣ White is currently leading the NBA with 1,219 minutes played, ranks 13th in 3-pointers and 12th in 3-point attempts, and has a career-high player efficiency rating of 14.

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Coby White has carved out a special place in Chicago Bulls history. He’s now the sixth player in the franchise to hit 4,000 career points before turning 24. This milestone was reached during Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, which unfortunately ended in a 110-97 loss for the Bulls. It was White’s 304th career game.

White, a five-year veteran, now stands in the company of Bulls legends like Michael Jordan, Luol Deng, Reggie Theus, Ben Gordon, and Derrick Rose. On the night he reached the 4,000-point mark, White was 23 years and 320 days old. He contributed 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals to the Bulls’ effort against the Sixers.

In terms of betting odds, the Bulls aren’t exactly favorites this season. According to a few NBA betting sites, they’re ranked 24th in terms of odds to win the championship. The New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Indiana Pacers are all showing better odds at sportsbooks.

December was a good month for Coby White. He averaged 22.6 points per game, 6.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists, with a shooting percentage of 47%. He was 40% from three-point range, and 82% from the free-throw line. He also managed to make an average of 3.2 three-pointers per game.

White’s performance this season has been impressive. Through 35 starts, he’s averaging career highs of 17.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 34.8 minutes per game. His shooting stats are also noteworthy: 43.9% from the field, 38.3% from deep, and 82.1% at the foul line.

However, White has had his struggles. He’s only made 5-of-36 (13.8%) of his shots over his last 5.5 games. Despite this, Bulls coach Billy Donovan has nothing but praise for him. He credits White for his ability to impact the game in ways other than scoring, and for his commitment to becoming a complete player.

White’s evolution as a player is evident. He currently leads the NBA with 1,219 minutes played. He also ranks 13th in 3-pointers (97) and 12th in 3-point attempts (253). His player efficiency rating (14) is a career high.

White is also in the running for NBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year. NBA sportsbooks show him with the fourth-best odds to win. However, Tyrese Maxey, Alperen Sengun, and Scottie Barnes are given better odds by oddsmakers.

James Shotwell
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