The Spurs have officially listed Derrick White as questionable for tomorrow’s matchup with the Houston Rockets, according to Paul Garcia of Project Spurs. The third-year guard suffered a left knee contusion against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday and exited the game early in the third quarter, though San Antonio still managed to pick up a much-needed victory.
Left knee contusion is the injury for White.— Paul Garcia (@PaulGarciaNBA) August 10, 2020
Right quad tightness for Forbes
Zeller out with right knee, bone contusion https://t.co/8F8sW2n7Ht
The Silver and Black are already without Bryn Forbes, Tyler Zeller, Trey Lyles, and LaMarcus Aldridge, and Patty Mills has sat out the previous two contests as a healthy scratch. Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon figure to receive more minutes from head coach Gregg Popovich in the event White doesn’t return to the lineup.
Derrick White was one of the brightest breakout stars of the bubble before his untimely injury, averaging 20.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game on 48-44-82 shooting splits over six seeding games. The Colorado University alumnus also led the league in charges drawn (10) and knocked down the fourth-most three-pointers (21 3PM) since the NBA restart began.
Thanks to their 4-2 record in Orlando, the Silver and Black have not been mathematically eliminated from the Western Conference playoff race. And with James Harden sitting out to rest in tomorrow’s matchup with the Houston Rockets, the San Antonio Spurs will have yet another opportunity to keep their 22-year postseason streak alive.