NBA 2020-21: San Antonio Spurs have offered their guard Derrick White a new 4-year deal. The contract will be worth $73 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Spurs drafted White with the No. 29 pick out of the University of Colorado. Last season, the 6’4″ guard averaged 11.3 PPG, 3.5 APG, and 3.3 RPG in 58 games for San Antonio, all starts.
The 26-year-old guard was a vision for the revised Spurs in Orlando. He averaged 18.3 points, five assists, and 4.3 rebounds in seven games. He also shot 39.9 percent of his team-high eight 3-point attempts per contest and taking charges
“He’s finding his confidence and his rhythm,” All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. “He’s getting guys involved and growing in every aspect of his game. I think what you saw in the bubble is what he’s going to bring this year.”
The Derrick White extension falls under the category of: “how much cap space do we really need in 2021?” The Spurs cut $6M in the room to sign one of the more underrated players in this league.
San Antonio could still have $50M in room even after the White extension.
How valuable is Derrick White to the San Antonio Spurs?
If the Spurs have their way, White will continue to bring such things to the club for years to come.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made no secret the organization considers White part of its long-term plans.
Popovich adjusting to the COVID-19 NBA rules, the rise of Derrick White, preparing for the start of the regular season in a hastened offseason, and more.
“He’s just gotten better and better,” Popovich said about White. “He’s really developed well. He’s somebody we plan on for the future.”
The Spurs have offered no specific timetable for White’s return to the court, except for Popovich to say it will not be time to open the season Wednesday in Memphis. White has not been made available to the media since camp began.