RJ Marquez: Gregg Popovich says Derrick White is expected to play this weekend. Said he wants to play now, but expect him in the lineup this weekend. #Spurs #NBA #KSATsports
Jeff McDonald: Pop says a rough timetable for Derrick White to return from his fractured toe is 4-to-6 weeks. Given the condensed nature of the NBA schedule, there are a ton of games in that window.
Shams Charania: Spurs guard Derrick White has suffered a minor fracture on a toe in his left foot and his return will be based on response to rehab, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
RJ Marquez: JUST IN: #Spurs announce Derrick White has fractured his left second toe and confirmed this fracture is a new injury. There is no timetable for his return. #KSATsports #NBA
The Spurs have removed guard Derrick White from their injury report, an indication that he could return to action as soon as Friday night against the Lakers at the AT&T Center. Thursday's injury list was limited to forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who has been upgraded to questionable after sitting out Wednesday's 121-107 loss to the Lakers with a sore left knee, and guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, who has been sidelined since the summer after undergoing left knee surgery.
Paul Garcia: Derrick White is listed as questionable for the game against Houston. Forbes, Zeller out
Jeff McDonald: Derrick White, who showed up on this morning's injury report as questionable with a bruised glute, will "probably give it a go" tonight, per Pop. Trae Young (ankle) to play for Atlanta but will be limited to 30 minutes per Lloyd Pierce.
Spurs guard Derrick White hit his forehead on the court in a nasty spill during Team USA's 98-94 loss to Australia on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. USA Basketball announced that White had made the final World Cup roster, but his status for the start of the tournament in China appears to be uncertain after he was tripped while dribbling downcourt midway through the fourth quarter and hit his forehead on the court.
White left the game with a sizeable ice pack on the left side of his head, the Associated Press reported. ESPN reported that "White is recovering" after the third-year guard needed four stitches to close a gash over his left eye.
Paul Garcia: For Sunday’s Spurs-Knicks game, LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White are both listed as PROBABLE again
Jabari Young: Derrick White on his injury and return tonight...said he’s 100% #Spurs #Raptors pic.twitter.com/o1lKMda6K2
Second-year pro Derrick White, who had emerged as one of the team’s most important pieces before missing the first five games of the rodeo road trip with a plantar fascia injury in his right foot, traveled with the Spurs to Toronto for the start of leg 2. Though the 24-year-old White has not been formally ruled in for tonight’s game against the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena, he’s listed as probable. Coach Gregg Popovich showed confidence he at least would be ready to return at some point on the trip that moves on to New York on Sunday and Brooklyn on Monday.
RJ Marquez: Spurs updated injury report for todays 4 pm game at #Jazz...Rudy Gay is now DOUBTFUL with a sprained ankle, Lonnie Walker IV is now OUT with a sprained ankle as well. Derrick White remains OUT. #NBA #GoSpursGo #KSATnews #KSATsports
Jeff McDonald: Small bit of positive news from Pop pregame tonight. Expectation is Derrick White could be back "pretty soon after the All-Star break."
Paul Garcia: Spurs announced LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan will be OUT Wednesday against the Warriors due to load management. White is also OUT.
Jeff McDonald: Pop says Derrick White is battling plantar fasciitis in his right foot, MRI looked "not great." White is not traveling on the first leg of the RRT.
RJ Marquez: Derrick White (right heel soreness) is OUT for tomorrow’s Spurs game at #Kings, per team. White has been solid for Spurs through January, hasn’t missed game since return from injury to begin season. #NBA #GoSpursGo
Guard Derrick White could make his season debut against the Heat on Wednesday in Miami after the Spurs listed him as probable in their injury report released Tuesday night. White has been sidelined since he tore a ligament in his foot late in the preseason. He was slated to start at point guard after Dejounte Murray suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason.
Paul Garcia: Derrick White has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday’s game in Miami. Pau Gasol (right foot soreness), Rudy Gay, Murray, and Walker IV are all out.
San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich gave an update on guard Derrick White's recovery and said he is on the right track. “He’s progressing as they hoped. I don’t know how much longer it is going to take," said Popovich to reporters before the team's recent game against Indiana.
Popovich continued his assessment saying White is on his feet as his recovery continues. "He’s on the court now kind of walking around, trotting around, and putting some weight on his foot," Popovich said.
Spurs guard Derrick White said Wednesday his recovery from a torn ligament in his left foot has been free of setbacks and is "going in the right direction." White suffered the injury in a preseason game Oct. 10 at Atlanta. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the next day the second-year pro would miss six to eight weeks.
Marc J. Spears: Another Spurs guard sidelined. Spurs guard Derrick White has a left plantar fascia tear.
Jeff McDonald: Morw bad news for the Spurs Derrick White is going to miss 6 to 8 weeks with a heel injury, Gregg Popovich says. Story to come.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Chimezie Metu are all OUT today for the Spurs’ last SL game due to injury.
Tom Orsborn: Rudy Gay (sore right heel) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. Memphis after he sat out Monday's win over Dallas, per #Spurs injury report. Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Derrick White (right wrist fracture) remain out.
Tom Orsborn: Same old same old for #Spurs injury report vs. Hornets: Leonard, Parker, White remain out.
Tom Orsborn: #Spurs rule Lauvergne (ankle), Leonard (quad), Parker (quad) and White (wrist) out for Tuesday's game vs. Clippers.
Spurs guard Derrick White has suffered a right wrist fracture. The injury occurred while White was on assignment with the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League in their game against the Texas Legends on Nov. 4. A timeline for White’s return will be determined at a later date.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.
September 18, 2021 | 8:54 am EDT Update
There are reports that Anthony Davis will play center for the Los Angeles Lakers this coming season with LeBron James taking the power forward position. In the past AD said that he does not love playing the five but can do it if needed. Lakers legend James Worthy thinks that the best option is to use the former number one pick in the post. “I think initiating Anthony Davis in the post is the best option,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet. “I’ve never been one of those players to say ‘I don’t wanna play three, I wanna play four. I wanna play.’ I don’t know what the problem is, maybe who he defends or where he is on the floor. I think the five is a good spot for him. Because other fives don’t have a shot at guarding him.
“You want to make opponents make adjustments. Him at the five shooting three is going to pull Gobert out and they’re going to have to put somebody small on him and he can take advantage of that. I think he needs to look at what position best suits the team and what position best suits how they wanna play before he just says ‘Ahh, one or the other.’”
When these outlandish claims air nationally, it doesn’t take long to go viral on social media. When it does, everyone talks about it and shares it everywhere. When the comments are negative, it can result in fans saying disrespectful things, but this comment did something different. “You got a bunch of white kids that repeat ‘I want Iguodala!’ all the time. That’s just a cool thing about it. But when you break down real basketball. Nah, I wouldn’t do that,” the Warriors vet furthered.
Scottie Barnes: I remember walking into the green room after Adam Silver called my name, and some people from the front office were waiting for me. We were shaking hands, and making introductions, and I was so excited I could barely get the words out. But there was one main thing that I really wanted to get across about myself: I’m ready to work. Not ease into it, not half-do things or make excuses because I’m one of the new guys. I’m ready to work. I’m ready to grind. I’m ready to WIN. And I could tell that the feeling was definitely mutual. So, to the fans, I want y’all to hear it straight from me: I couldn’t be happier to be here in Toronto.
Shane Young: When speaking after today’s event, Jerry West was asked about Steve Ballmer’s passion for the Clippers and the community: “His enthusiasm is real. There’s not one fake thing in him. There’s not. I admire him a lot.”