The rookie from Mississippi State looks like a steal for the Spurs. He had this potential to be a rotation player in the league. Weatherspoon who played great in Summer Leagues earned him for a two-way contract for the team.
With the Spurs who had abundant of the guard in the current roster. He will likely play most of his game in Austin Spurs. Maybe he will play limited games in San Antonio if injury or others getting rest.
In Summer Leagues he averages 16 points, 5 boards and 3 assist in four games. He showed that he can be a two-way player. Then he is ready to take on the floor either in Austin or San Antonio.
“When I’m in Austin or in San Antonio just trying to find a way to get better and find my niche with the team to help them win”, said by the 49th pick in 2019 NBA Draft.
Derrick White was rarely seen on the court on his rookie season. He developed his skills in G League and Summer League. Even when the guard from Colorado he had a tough time playing. But when he gets fully healthy he exploded to had a breakout season.
“ If you can defend and play defense it’ll get you quickly in the floor, so it’s just doing the little things that I think will help“, he said.
White offensive arsenal was like of Weatherspoon who loves to attack the paint. The best thing is the two of them can defend their man. He is working to improve his game and see himself playing in Spurs uniform someday.
“ I don’t really do too much anyway. I’m really lead back and lowkey. It’s kind of coming naturally and I’m able to adjust to it easily because I don’t really do much but work out.”
If he keeps doing well it’s so early to tell but he had a ceiling of current Derrick White.
Source : JeffGSpurszone, news4sanantonio.com