The San Antonio Spurs addressed the backcourt of Thursday’s NBA draft by choosing Derrick White from Colorado with the No. 29 pick. This and other selections came after a week during which the Spurs spoke with at least 3 teams, sources say, regarding a possible trade to get them up to the top half of the first round. This would be in exchange for LaMarcus Aldridge.
The San Antonio Spurs Test the Waters in Search of Co-Player
In regard to the San Antonio Spurs’ draft, their general manager, R.C. Buford said that it is what it is.
“So there’s always all kinds of discussions going around. You never know what’s real, and you never know where you’re gonna get.”, he added.
He later stressed the importance of the group, as it is well-shaped as it is. But, in his opinion, if they can make the group better, no occasion will be spared. And regarding LaMarcurs he said that he thinks that Aldridge will help their team win more tournaments and competition.
The San Antonio Spurs test the waters with LaMarcurs especially in the light of the uncertainty given Parker’s recovery from a torn quadriceps tendon, Patty Mills’ potential departure through free agency in July, and Dejounte Murray’s inexperience as a rookie.
Derrick White is eager to start playing with the Spurs. He has until now only played one season at Colorado, where he’s averaged 18.1 points, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steal in the ’16-’17 season, which came after his three years at Division II University of Colorado—Colorado Springs.
So the San Antonio Spurs test the waters with their newest acquisition, Derick White, an experienced player, who, the Spurs hope, will help them win more tournaments.
White said in a statement that:
“Each time you have the doubters, you just put a little chip on your shoulder. It was humbling at the time. It just made me work to just continue to never be satisfied”.