Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs
October 5, 2019, 11:28 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes was a sight for sore eyes on Saturday as he delivered a game-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting (five 3s), one rebound and two assists.
Forbes had the hot hand and the Spurs just let him play his heart out for 23 minutes. He started over Derrick White, who put up three points, six dimes, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench. Forbes' start could just be the coaching staff wanting to take a look and we still expect White to get the starting nod on opening night. Still, Forbes' performance tonight must have earned him some brownie points towards more rotational minutes once the season is officially underway.
October 2, 2019, 11:24 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have reportedly picked up their 2020/21 rookie scale team options on guards Derrick White and Lonnie Walker.
White enjoyed a modest breakout season for the Spurs in 2018-19, averaging 9.9 points, 3.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 55 starts. He is expected to compete with Dejounte Murray for the starting point guard role. Walker, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2018 draft meanwhile, was limited to just 17 games in his rookie season due in part to a knee injury that sidelined him to start the year. The former Miami standout had an impressive Summer League this July, averaging 24.8 points on 55 percent shooting in four games as he began to make his case for a regular rotation role in 2019-20.
Source: Real GM
August 24, 2019, 11:09 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White has reportedly passed the first concussion test after taking a nasty fall in Team USA's tuneup game vs. the Australian Boomers on Saturday.
This is good news. White has worked hard for his Team USA roster spot and should provide some guard depth for them once he clears concussion protocols. He was an eye-opener last season and should still hold some fantasy value despite the return of a now-healthy Dejounte Murray.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
August 24, 2019, 8:44 amDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White left Saturday’s game after tripping and hitting his head on the floor.
White left without help but there is no word yet on whether he is dealing with a concussion. He finished with eight points, hitting 6-of-7 three throws in nine minutes with another update sure to come. The third-year guard put up top-125 per-game value, playing 25.8 minutes in his second season. Even with the return of Dejounte Murray, White should still be worth a roster spot in most standard leagues.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter
August 17, 2019, 12:45 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
Per Chris Hayes of Yahoo, De'Aaron Fox will be withdrawing from the FIBA World Cup in order to focus on the upcoming season.
Fox follows the trend set by many other players that have withdrawn for the same reason. Maybe this is related to him only playing six minutes in the exhibition against Spain on Friday but either way, he should be in line to improve last year's huge leap in production and could even be in the All-Star conversation. Derrick White is much more likely to make the final roster now with Fox out.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
August 12, 2019, 5:36 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kyle Lowry withdrew from Team USA camp.
Lowry had surgery to repair his left thumb tendon in mid-July so he has been unable to take part in scrimmages for Team USA. Lowry will choose to forgo the tournament in the hopes that it will allow him more rest and recovery before the start of the regular season. With this news, Team USA is left with three point guards: Kemba Walker, De'Aaron Fox and Derrick White.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 9, 2019, 4:33 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
After being promoted up from the Select Team, Derrick White is gaining traction, and signs point to the Spurs' guard joining Team USA on its upcoming trip to Los Angeles.
The waves of NBA stars bypassing on the FIBA World Cup has given White an opportunity, and he has been successful in taking advantage of it thus far. He is in contention to join the final roster, but that is far from certain at this point. After a surprising rise and productive season in San Antonio last year, White has the opportunity to improve his consistency as a full time starter for the Spurs in the upcoming fantasy season.
Source: Bleacher Report
August 8, 2019, 2:33 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White has been promoted from the Select Team to the Team USA Basketball roster.
White was a late addition to the Select Team just a few weeks ago and is now getting a shot at making the final roster. It's not a sure thing he does, but he does have the support of coach Gregg Popovich. White had an impressive run last season, and a chance to perform on the world stage will only benefit the young guard.
Source: Ric Bucher on Twitter
July 25, 2019, 1:55 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges and Derrick White are the latest additions to the USA Select Team that will compete against the USA Men's National Team in August.
Bridges is an intriguing pick for next season as he was able to put up top-100 value even though he was a 31 percent shooter from deep last season. With a more consistent jumper he should be even better in year two. White, on the other hand, turned it on in the second half of the season and the playoffs, but his playing time is in question as the return of Dejounte Murray is set to return.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
April 28, 2019, 12:39 amDerrick WhiteG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White was nowhere to be found in Saturday's Game 7 loss, going 0-for-7 from the field for four points, two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.
White had some big games in this series but dropped a total dud in Game 7. Had he been slightly more effective we might've seen him on the floor to try and stop Jamal Murray late, but that task fell to Patty Mills, who admittedly did put forth a valiant effort. It's a disappointing end to a great season from White. The point guard battle between him and Dejounte Murray will be something to keep track of this summer.
April 25, 2019, 10:53 pmDerrick WhiteG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White shot 4-for-7 from the floor for 13 points with one rebound, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.
White wasn't particularly effective on the stat sheet in Game 6, but his grit and solid defense helped the Spurs secure a win on their home floor. He limited his turnovers to just one in this game. White will need to stay efficient in a decisive Game 7 on Saturday in Denver.
April 24, 2019, 12:08 amDerrick WhiteG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White was held in check in the Spurs' Game 5 loss to the Nuggets, putting up 12 points (5-of-11 FGs), two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes.
Gary Harris played some good defense on him tonight, and White was largely ineffective. At times, he's looked like the Spurs' best player in this series. The Spurs may need to make some adjustments to get him back to that status in Game 6 on Thursday.
April 20, 2019, 8:42 pmDerrick WhiteG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White finished with eight points, four rebounds, five assists and one block on 3-of-8 shooting in 28 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.
White fell back to earth after coming off the best game of his career in Game 3. His defense wasn't as effective tonight as Jamal Murray was able to get to any spot he wanted and was a key contributor in helping Nikola Jokic steal one in the Spurs' homecourt tonight. The coaching staff needs the pesky defense of White to show up again heading into Game 5 if they want to close out this series on their stadium.
April 18, 2019, 11:46 pmDerrick WhiteG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White led the Spurs to a 118-108 Game 3 win over the Nuggets on Thursday with 36 points on 15-of-21 shooting while adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
This was easily White's best game of his career and it came during the biggest game of the season. He had 26 points by halftime and he didn't take his foot off the gas. Coach Popovich definitely helped by running him off constant off-ball actions and screens to set him up against a slow-footed Nikola Jokic, but White made some incredible shots tonight. His defense was also swarming as he suffocated Gary Harris and Jamal Murray tonight and his breakthrough game tonight gives the Spurs a 2-1 series lead and the franchise a lot to look forward to.