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Bulls’ Coby White thrilled for UNC teammate Cam Johnson getting drafted in the lottery

Bulls’ Coby White thrilled for UNC teammate Cam Johnson getting drafted in the lottery

The Bulls selected North Carolina guard Coby White with the No. 7 overall pick, finally nabbing one of the point guard prospects they had been coveting coming into Thursday night’s draft. And while White was backstage fulfilling his media obligations, he got word that his former Tar Heel running mate Cameron Johnson was selected by the Phoenix Suns at No. 11, a pick that caught most of the basketball world off guard.

“Wooooow. Wooow bro that’s crazy....that’s so love bro”, said a shocked and excited White.

“You don’t know how hard Cam worked and....it’s a lot of people that doubted him.”

White got lots of help on and off the court, adjusting to Chapel Hill from Johnson, a senior who played two seasons at North Carolina after transferring from Pittsburgh. Johnson shot 41.1 from 3-point range over his 62 games at UNC, functioning mostly as a solid wing on the fastbreak and a great catch-and-shoot option in halfcourt sets.

Johnson was expected to be drafted on Thursday night, but it was hard-to-impossible to find a mock draft that had Johnson anywhere near the lottery. White is excited to join a young Bulls team full of potential but he seemed just as excited for his teammates to get selected in the lottery.  

“I’m getting chills up here,'' said a smiling White. Tonight was a great night for the Bulls because White fills a need as a point guard with some elite shooting ability, but Thursday night, he showed off how big of a positive his attitude and overall locker room presence will be as a teammate.

 

Bulls Talk Podcast: Kendall Gill on boxing broadcasting, debate over the East’s top team

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Kendall Gill on boxing broadcasting, debate over the East’s top team

On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson discuss Kendall’s broadcast career in boxing and the latest NBA news.

0:45 - Kendall on calling the Pacquiao fight

2:10 - On seeing Pacquiao up close and a new appreciation for his skill

4:05 - KG on his crossover in his 50+ basketball league and tagging Vincent Goodwill

6:18 - Reaction to Carlos Boozer getting cut his from his Big 3 team

8:40 - Kendall on Thad Young getting Team USA invite and why he’d decline it

12:18 - On Wendell Carter Jr passing on throwing out the first pitch at the White Sox game Monday night

13:50 - On Kyle Korver signing with the Bucks

15:20 - Debating who’s the favorite in the East: Bucks or Sixers?

19:30 - On Ricky O’Donnell and his quote on Arci and White

21:30 - Challenge of Boylen keeping his players happy with the rotation

22:30 - On Bulls bringing Shaq Harrison back and having 5 point guards

25:45 - Why stretching Felicio is unlikely at this point in the offseason

26:44 - On Tim Duncan becoming an assistant coach with the Spurs

30:20 - No Justin Holiday return to the Bulls

31:00 - On the Lakers signing Giannis’ younger brother

Listen to the entire podcast here or the embedded player below.

Bulls Talk Podcast

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Bulls forward Thaddeus Young invited to USA Basketball training camp for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Bulls forward Thaddeus Young invited to USA Basketball training camp for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Thaddeus Young could don one more different jersey before he hits the court with the Bulls for the first time.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Young has been invited to participate in USA Basketball's training camp roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Team USA has seen several star NBA players withdraw their name for consideration from the team in recent days, including Wizards guard Bradley Beal and 76ers forward Tobias Harris. Thus, there is at least a small chance that Young makes the final roster, which would be the fourth-straight World Cup in which a Bull plays for Team USA

Derrick Rose donned the stars and stripes in both 2010 and 2014, following Kirk Hinrich in 2006 and Jay Williams in 2002. Perhaps Bulls guard Zach LaVine will be the next player to receive an invite?

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