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The San Antonio Spurs always seem to get it right. They are perennial winners, never tanking when their stars finally retire. And they almost always find the right players at low spots in the draft. Derrick White may be such a player.


The 6'4" guard was drafted by the Spurs at #29 in the first round of the 2017 draft. In his second year, he averaged 9.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.9 APG and 1.0 SPG while shooting 48% on field goals and 34% on treys. In Game 2 in the series versus the Denver Nuggets, he put up 36 points on 15-of-21 from the field, while adding five boards, five assists, three steals and one block. He was a plus/minus of +30 (team high).


I love the above tweet. If Danny Ainge ever picks up the phone and hears Gregg Popovich on the other end, he had better go into his best defensive mode - listen to any of Pop's proposals - and quickly secure any Celtics players mentioned by Gregg in the conversation. The Spurs almost always over-achieve, much of that due to their ability to detect NBA talent. So "point guard, apartment lease, babysitter, it don't matter" at all. Damn clever tweet.

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Tom Lane 4/19/2019 06:28:00 AM Edit
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