Guard Coby White’s learning process continued in the Bulls’ 120-100 victory Monday against the Rockets.
He learned that John Wall’s elbow doesn’t play and that the stanchions at the Toyota Center in Houston don’t move.
White found that out in the third quarter when he was guarding Wall, who was driving, and caught an elbow in the mouth. The momentum from the blow carried him back, and his head and neck crashed into the base of the stanchion, forcing him out of the game and into the locker room for a bit.
White wasn’t around to see the Bulls (14-16) take their seven-point lead and stretch it to a 26-point advantage by the time the third quarter ended. They scored a season-high 46 in the third.
And despite all the time he missed while being checked out by trainers, White still finished with a team-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Does it amount to a big step in his development as a point guard? Let’s not get carried away. We’ll call it just another positive step in his development as a basketball player.
Coach Billy Donovan continued to hand off more point-guard responsibilities to Zach LaVine, Tomas Satoransky and Ryan Arcidiacono, which frees up White to play to his strengths.
It doesn’t mean that the White experiment as the full-time point guard is over by any means. Donovan described it as more of an “evolution.’’
“It’s been more like…