Coby White Out Four Months After Shoulder Surgery
K.C. Johnson of NBC Chicago reports that Chicago Bulls guard Coby White will miss at least four months after surgery to repair a labrum in his shoulder.
Coby White’s shoulder surgery repaired his labrum, per sources. The team release said he will be re-evaluated in 4 months. Depending on rehab, timeline is 4 months on front end and 6 months on back end, per sources.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 10, 2021
White played 69 games this season, starting in 54, averaging 31 minutes, 15 points, four rebounds and five assists per game. Behind Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic, White was third on the team with a 22.5% usage rate. In his first season with the team, he established himself as a regular starter. As a rookie, he averaged 26 minutes, 13 points, three rebounds and three assists per game.
The Bulls, under Billy Donovan, had a 31-41 record, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference, on sport short of reaching the postseason through this year’s play-in game.
Collectively as a team, they scored the 10th-fewest points, averaging 110.7 points per game, while playing at a 99 possessions per game pace.
The NBA announced today the start of the NBA regular season will begin Oct. 19.