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January 17, 2021

Derrick White played like some NBA great shooter

In the Spurs last five games in the bubble, Derrick White is playing consistently to help his team into 3-2 starts.

Thru five games he averages 22/5/5 at 47/45/81 splits. Spurs guard ranks eighth at free throw attempts, 3rd in three, and for at in drawn charges. White also takes 8.4 three and converts it efficiently at 45%. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Ray Allen only make those shots at a very efficient rate.

ESPN also ranks him as one of the players having a breakout game so far in Orlando together with his Spurs teammates Keldon Johnson. White has almost 10 minutes increased in his playing time. The coaching staff advised him to be more selfish with his game. Create a lot for himself for every opportunity.

Tom Petrini of Kens5 joked that Derrick White is a Klay Thompson with a dribble. While others called him Derrick Curry or Stephen White as he lights out from the arc.

Derrick White had a breakout season when Dejounte Murray went down. He has a career game of 36 points against the Denver Nuggets that reached into a deciding game seven. White also has a career in blocks after swatting six against the Atlanta Hawks.

Spurs guard is only 26 last month and already playing like a veteran. It makes sure the Spurs will lock him up once he’s available for an extension before the market hits him up.

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