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Bulls’ Coby White tests positive for COVID-19

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White has tested positive for the coronavirus. The talented player is the latest player within the league, who has tested positive for the virus.

White will have to isolate himself from his teammates for at least 10 days. He is eligible to return to the team once he has two negative tests within 24 hours.

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans
Coby White drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by the Chicago Bulls)

White’s positive test comes less than 24 hours after Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tested positive for the virus. The NBA forced its players to be vaccinated in order for them to play this season.

He serves as the backup to starting point guard Lonzo Ball. Without White, Alex Caruso and Ayo Dosunmu will receive more playing time.

The 21-year-old was the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He has appeared in nine games this season with one start.

White is averaging 6.1 points per game. He is also averaging 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.1 steals, and 0.1 blocks.

He missed the Bulls first 13 games of the season. He then returned on November 15th against the Los Angeles Lakers.

He last played on November 29th against the Charlotte Hornets. He had eight points in 21 minutes.

The first game that White will miss is on Thursday against the New York Knicks. He could potentially also miss games against the Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Miami Heat.

He may return to the lineup against the Detroit Pistons on December 14th.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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