7:12pm: It’s official, according to a team press release.
5:08pm: The Spurs have reached an agreement on a four-year extension for guard Derrick White, agent Mike Lindeman tells Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). It’ll be worth $73MM, per Wojnarowski.
San Antonio’s strong commitment to White comes after a season in which he was just a part-time starter. White averaged 11.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 3.5 APG in 24.7 MPG in his third year in the league. He started 20 of 68 games after starting 55 of 67 games in his second season.
However, the Spurs recently signaled their intentions of retaining the combo guard long term when coach Gregg Popovich remarked, “He’s somebody we plan on for the future.”
White was the 29th pick of the 2017 draft. The Spurs backcourt is now set for years to come as they signed Dejounte Murray to a four-year extension worth up to $70MM last year.
With several veteran players coming off the books after this season, San Antonio will still have plenty of cap flexibility next summer. Factoring in White’s cap hold, the Spurs only sacrificed $6MM in space for the 2021 offseason. San Antonio could still have $50MM in cap room even with White’s extension factored in, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets.
White is currently sidelined after undergoing left toe surgery this fall.
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12 thoughts on “Spurs Sign Derrick White To Four-Year Extension”
Spurs pay their two points guards nearly 20 mil a year each to finish in the bottom 3 of the west for the next 4 years
Except he’s not a point. Overpay in my opinion.
But he is, played point all of college, was drafted a point, played the 1 for two years and just this year got moved to SG.
He plays like a pint tho, he scores is a playmaker and can rebound a little. He’s got decent size and cause of the teams lack of SFs he’s had to play bigger.
I think he would consider himself a point that can play shooting
I would call White a PG, at least to be optimal and run PnRs. He and Patty Mills have consistently plus on/offs. Bryn Forbes went minus and got cut. DejunteMurray’s on/off is off and on and I think his $70 is the overpay.
Spurs can field a team full of positive on/offs with an average PER of 16— but that doesn’t include their two stars LMA & DDR.
Top 3 in minutes Aldridge, Derozan & Murray are all into minus on/offs, which means the Spurs do better when certain subs come in.
White at 26 heads a good, not starring, group of youngsters…
White, Murray, Poeltl, Lyles, Lonnie Walker, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, 4/5 Samanic. It doesn’t hurt to also have Mills, Gay, Bellinelli, or even PER22 Derozan. Why the attachment to Aldridge IDK, but 2021 will see a lot of cap room, maybe $60mil with only the older five to sign yet, which they may not do.
Great signing. Happy for White.
I think they flip DeJounte next for a position of need.
Great signing. A little overpay i guess, but that’s the market now.
If everyone is overpaid then nobody is overpaid
they need to move Patty Mills, and address the front court
Pop should’ve retired. He doesn’t have it in him at his age to handle these young players. Spurs will be one of the worst teams in the west
Anyone that follows Pop knows that starting means nothing to him. White is on the floor when it matters most and when he’s healthy he makes them go and when he’s off the floor they struggle. He’s also their best defender and it’s not close.