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Bulls guard Coby White leaves Sixers matchup with knee contusion

Bulls, Coby White

The Chicago Bulls have been hit by the injury bug often during this season and Friday was just another chapter. Coby White was forced to leave the game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a knee contusion and was then listed as questionable to return.

White, who was selected seventh overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, has been off to a great year early on with the Bulls. He’s averaging 15.4 points with 4.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists in his second year out of North Carolina.

He has failed to score consistently during some chunks of the year, but with the emergence of Zach LaVine, he hasn’t been needing to score. White has been a facilitator, though it is worth noting he dropped 30 points earlier in the month against the New Orleans Pelicans. With that said, he proved he can score when he wants to.

The Bulls are on the outside looking in and could make a run for a shot at the Eastern Conference playoffs, or the very last play-in tournament. However, as mentioned, the team has been hit hard by injuries this year.

Otto Porter Jr. is out still, Wendell Carter missed a lot of time and just returned recently, Lauri Markkanen is out for another couple of weeks at least, and now White’s status will be something to monitor going forward.

Billy Donovan’s first year in Chicago would be a lot better if it weren’t for all injuries. Even still, the Bulls are competing really hard for a playoff berth. Coby White had only two points in just six minutes before injuring his knee.