White posted 20 points (7-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 victory over the Cavaliers. White's facilitating abilities have looked improved recently, helping his offense appear a bit more well-rounded. Over his previous six outings, the 20-year old has played at a top-30 level, putting up 24.8 points, 5.2 assists, 4.0 boards and 3.5 triples in 33.5 minutes per game, while shooting a strong 93.3 percent from the charity stripe in that span. Zach Lavine (quad) was out in four of those games, giving White the opportunity for an increased role, which he seems to have taken advantage of. White actually got the starting nod in this game, and looked good in the role. It'll be interesting to see if head coach Jim Boylen continues to start his rookie guard, or moves him back to a bench role going forward.
White stated that he's starting Tuesday's game against Cleveland, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports. While the lineup change has yet to be made official, it appears nearly certain that White will jump to the first unit for Tuesday's game against Cleveland. The rookie guard has shown well off the bench since the All-Star break, and he'll now slide into Tomas Satoransky's usual spot. The Bulls confirmed Monday that Satoransky will shift to the bench.
White scored 21 points (8-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding eight assists, six rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 110-107 loss to the Nets. The rookie continues to surge, scoring at least 20 points in seven of the last eight games and dropping 19 in the eighth. White is averaging 26.9 points, 4.4 assists, 4.1 boards, 4.1 threes and 1.0 steals in 33.8 minutes a game during that stretch, and while the Bulls have suggested he'll be moving into the starting five in the near future, the role change shouldn't impact his production given his current heavy workload.
When asked about if White will enter the starting five, coach Jim Boylen responded, "I think that day is probably coming," Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports. White has really only been a reserve by title lately, as he's seen 33.3 minutes per game across the past nine. White's past seven performances, especially, have been excellent. Over this stretch, the rookie is averaging 27.7 points on 20.1 shots, plus 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steal. When exactly White will enter the starting five remains to be seen, but it may not affect his production significantly given his already substantial role.
White posted 26 points (10-21 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six assists, two rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes during the Bulls' 108-102 Friday night loss to the Pacers. White has now hit multiple threes in seven straight games while seeing an uptick in assists through the start of March. The Bulls have no true point guard seeing significant run outside of White (the 38 minutes marked a career-high) on the roster, so five to seven assists per night isn't an unreasonable projection as the fantasy season hits the homestretch.
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