Spurs Exercise 2019/20 Options On Jakob Poeltl, Derrick White

The Spurs have exercised the 2019/20 options in the contracts of Jakob Poeltl and Derrick White, the team announced in a press release. The club also exercised the $2.3MM option in Dejounte Murray’s contract for the season, as we noted earlier.

Poeltl was traded to the Spurs as part of a package featuring Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan in July, and is expected to provide depth in the frontcourt for San Antonio. His maturity and focus at the age of 22 has impressed Spurs’ staffers in his short time with the team.

Poeltl appeared in all 82 contests with the Raptors last season, holding per-game averages of 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 18.6 minutes. He was drafted with the No. 9 pick in 2016 after playing two collegiate seasons at Utah.

White, a 6’5″ combo guard who’s in his second NBA season, was selected by the Spurs with the 29th pick in 2017. He played just 17 games last season with the franchise, spending most of his time with the team’s G League affiliate Austin Spurs.

The Spurs have a cap charge of $3.7MM for 2019/10 by picking up Poeltl’s team option, and a separate charge of $1.9MM by exercising White’s option. Poeltl’s rookie contract is due to expire in 2020, while White has a fourth-year option for the 2020/21 campaign.

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5 thoughts on “Spurs Exercise 2019/20 Options On Jakob Poeltl, Derrick White

  1. greg1

    I have a feeling that this year is going to be D-White’s coming out party.

    • acarneglia

      I agree. He should have an expanded role with the departures of Parker, Manu, and Kawhi

    • hiflew

      I really think it will be a coming out year for Poeltl. Popovich just seems to bring out the best in foreign players. He is my dark horse pick for Most Improved player this year.

  2. x%sure

    For a team that is supposed to be too old, the Spurs have some fine youngsters.

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