The Spurs had the luxury of two point guards now. Both are healthy, both can start. The two are proven and a defensive-minded guard.
Derrick White was named to US roster to compete this FIBA World Cup. Coaches and assistant said that the third year from Colorado was sometimes the best player in practice. White was starting to show his potential last season. It was huge confidence for him to be selected in team USA.
Derrick White played for 67 games last year and started 55 of it. The Spurs are 41 and 26 when playing. White scored 11 points per outing in every win and only 7 at loss. Derrick shows how he made his team better on both ends off the court. Next season when Popovich give his minutes. The Spurs will improve in every game.
Dejounte Murray injury cost his progress. He is the youngest who won the All-Defensive team. Murray was Tony Parker replacement and he showed it in his healthy season. The only thing Derrick White name buzzing to start is the Spurs had a great run in the postseason. With Derrick White dominated the headlines. While Murray in 2018 in playoffs was underwhelming against the Warriors.
Dejounte had a great upside with only 22 years old. Had a lot of potentials to put Spurs on the map of contenders again.
For the Spurs, Dejounte should start. This is his position. Then White as a sixth man like a Manu Ginobili. The advantage is on the Spurs in whatever Pop will give to them.