With the midway point of the 2019-20 NBA season upon us, it's time to check on the three Tar Heels selected in the 2019 NBA draft and see how their rookie seasons are going.
Despite not starting in a single game this season, White has shown he has the potential to be a solid contributor off the bench for the Chicago Bulls, playing as many as 34 minutes on two occasions.
The former Tar Heel needs to improve on his consistency, though, if he wants to have a shot at becoming a starting point guard on a playoff team.
White averages 24 minutes a game, but hasn't yet scored in double figures in six straight games. He's only achieved that feat in five consecutive games once. It's essentially become a pregame toss-up as to whether the 19-year-old will drop double digits.
However, a bright spot in the first-round pick's transition from UNC to the NBA has been his 3-point shooting.
In his lone season at North Carolina, White shot 35.3 percent from beyond the arc, but since he knocked down 5-7 shots from deep against the Pistons in December, the former Tar Heel has hit 43.1 percent of his 3-pointers. His recent hot streak has been a major boost for a team that ranks 19th in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage.
Speaking of sharpshooters, Johnson hasn't missed a beat since joining the Phoenix Suns. Of the 37 games he's played in, the forward has made a 3-pointer in 29 games, and has multiple makes in 20 of those games.