Searching for Coby White trades seems in the best interest of both sides. First off, Coby White is a young player still looking to develop and in search of a greater role. In Chicago, White is limited to, at best, being the sixth man. Which has led me to make three Coby White trades.
Moreover, Coby White is going to be a free agent next season and the best way for him to increase his value is by being a starter. When starting last season, White averaged 16.5 points, 4.3 assists, and 4.1 rebounds, while shooting 43.7 percent from three.
For the Chicago Bulls, Coby White struggled last season when coming off the bench. This limited his role along with the rise of Ayo Dosunmu.
In addition, the Bulls can’t afford to pay Coby White, especially since the team still has glaring holes from rim protection and wings who can play both sides of the floor.
Trade One – Bing Bong it’s the Knicks
Bulls Receive: Alec Burks, 2023 Second Round Pick (via Utah), and 2024 Second Round Pick (Via Detroit)
Knicks Receive: Coby White
Alec Burks would provide the Bulls with a proven two-way player that shot 40 percent from three the past two years. The Chicago Bulls could benefit from a player like Burks. During this past year, the Bulls struggled from three in the second half of the year, especially from the top of the arc.
Overall, it’s no secret the Bulls need more shooting. Another reason why Burks would be beneficial to the Bulls is due to his impact on defense.
For the Knicks, Coby White would instantly become the starting Point Guard. Last year, the Knicks were desperate to have an offensive-minded point guard with Kemba Walker, but later had Burks replacing him. It’s no secret that Thibs’ offense typically relies on the point guard to have good shot creation. Lucky for the Knicks, Coby White is a proven shot creator and could match the timeline of RJ Barrett.
Coby White Trades: Trade Two – Dallas Mavericks
Bulls Receive: Maxi Kleber and Josh Green
Mavericks Receive: Coby White
Maxi Kleber fits the mold of an ideal big man Chicago could use. Kleber can play both big man positions, switch onto guards, and shot 35.9 percent from three during his career.
With all these skills, it’s obvious the impact he could have by adding valuable depth. Although, one concern is that Kleber 32.5 percent from three this past season. Nonetheless, Maxi Kleber still provides defense and versatility to Chicago’s frontcourt.
As for Josh Green, he is an intriguing young asset with hopes of becoming a solid wing off the bench. He provides athleticism, streaky shooting, and hustle.
I believe the Mavericks aren’t attached to the previous first-rounder, as he only averaged 15.5 minutes in his second season.
The Dallas Mavericks, are in a difficult position where Jalen Brunson’s market is only growing. One solution could be trading for Coby White. Coby White could replace Brunson, as the Mavericks attempt to save some money and bank on his upside.
Coby White has done great things as an off-ball shooter and shot creator. Along with this though, Coby could improve his playmaking, and having Luka as a backcourt partner would help the process.
Trade Package Three – Washington Wizards
Bulls Receive: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and 2022 Second round pick (via Mavericks)
Wizards Receive: Coby White
This is for similar reasons as my trade proposal with the New York Knicks. The Wizard’s only point guard under contract is Ish Smith who’s turning 34 this July.
The Chicago Bulls could easily utilize Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for his three-point shooting and defense. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would fit in many of Chicago’s lineups and has proven to be fairly durable.
Along with this, he has championship experience, as he played with Alex Caruso with the Lakers. Technically speaking, this trade does not match salaries. However, I believe in Arturas Karnisovis to find a way, considering he has done time and time again.
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