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Goose

Hoops Moderator
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Robert Sorell

Well-Known Member
Is Bey any good? Seems he will have to become a shooter to play any meaningful time in the NBA. Even elite defenders need to bring some offensive game
He averaged 15 pts/9 rebs in G-League games. I'm not sure how well those stats translate, but seems to be evidence he can score against borderline NBA talent.
 

SewallBeach

Not Built Like an Action Figure
Club Member
Is Sharpe playing anywhere now, overseas?
Last I saw he was on the coaching staff at his alma mater, Corona Centennial.

Pretty sure he played in the Drew League in 2019 so wouldn’t be surprised if he does this summer.
 

SewallBeach

Not Built Like an Action Figure
Club Member
It was a nice block but not one of the best I’ve ever seen or will see.
The Office Boomer GIF by MOODMAN
 

NWD Buff

#vaccinated
Club Member
Hollinger listed his most underrated NBA players at The Athletic today.

4. Derrick White, SG, San Antonio

Ask any random fan outside Bexar County to rattle off the names of NBA players, and it’s gonna be loooooong time before you hear “Derrick White” … if it happens at all. Yet White is almost certainly among the game’s top 75 players right now, and his absence is a big factor down the stretch as the Spurs cling precariously to their play-in position.

White doesn’t excel in any one area, which makes it harder to underscore his impact, but he’s pretty good at nearly everything. One area where he’s unusually gifted for a 6-4 guard is rim protection, as he has a real knack for materializing from the weak side and exploding upward to thwart shots at the rim. White’s 2.9 percent block rate is awesome for a shooting guard — only Philadelphia’s incredible Matissue Thybulle tops him at the position. White adds value beyond that with solid work on the ball, plus he’s a great help defender who excels at taking charges if he’s not going for the block.

Offensively, White has really jacked up his 3-point volume — to 11.1 per 100 possessions this year — and that’s made him a more defined threat at that end. He also is a capable secondary playmaker, either on the weak side or running pick-and-roll, and can provide serviceable minutes at the point when called upon.

Again, none of this is super-sexy, but it adds up to a really good player. White’s Spurs are plus-5.1 points per 100 when he plays this season and minus-3.4 when he doesn’t, and they’ve dropped four in a row since he went out with a season-ending ankle injury. His splits were nearly as extreme the two previous seasons, despite playing a variety of different roles. Wherever they plug him in, he helps.
 

MtnBuff

Not allowed in Barzil 2
Club Member
Hollinger listed his most underrated NBA players at The Athletic today.

4. Derrick White, SG, San Antonio

Ask any random fan outside Bexar County to rattle off the names of NBA players, and it’s gonna be loooooong time before you hear “Derrick White” … if it happens at all. Yet White is almost certainly among the game’s top 75 players right now, and his absence is a big factor down the stretch as the Spurs cling precariously to their play-in position.

White doesn’t excel in any one area, which makes it harder to underscore his impact, but he’s pretty good at nearly everything. One area where he’s unusually gifted for a 6-4 guard is rim protection, as he has a real knack for materializing from the weak side and exploding upward to thwart shots at the rim. White’s 2.9 percent block rate is awesome for a shooting guard — only Philadelphia’s incredible Matissue Thybulle tops him at the position. White adds value beyond that with solid work on the ball, plus he’s a great help defender who excels at taking charges if he’s not going for the block.

Offensively, White has really jacked up his 3-point volume — to 11.1 per 100 possessions this year — and that’s made him a more defined threat at that end. He also is a capable secondary playmaker, either on the weak side or running pick-and-roll, and can provide serviceable minutes at the point when called upon.

Again, none of this is super-sexy, but it adds up to a really good player. White’s Spurs are plus-5.1 points per 100 when he plays this season and minus-3.4 when he doesn’t, and they’ve dropped four in a row since he went out with a season-ending ankle injury. His splits were nearly as extreme the two previous seasons, despite playing a variety of different roles. Wherever they plug him in, he helps.
#firetad
 

NWD Buff

#vaccinated
Club Member
Seriously. That description sounded like what Tad would say if he was describing the player of his dreams.

"White doesn’t excel in any one area, which makes it harder to underscore his impact, but he’s pretty good at nearly everything. One area where he’s unusually gifted for a 6-4 guard is rim protection..."

"White adds value beyond that with solid work on the ball, plus he’s a great help defender who excels at taking charges if he’s not going for the block."

"Again, none of this is super-sexy..."

"Wherever they plug him in, he helps."


I mean, come on.
 

BuffLuke80

Peckerwood
Club Member
Hollinger listed his most underrated NBA players at The Athletic today.

4. Derrick White, SG, San Antonio

Ask any random fan outside Bexar County to rattle off the names of NBA players, and it’s gonna be loooooong time before you hear “Derrick White” … if it happens at all. Yet White is almost certainly among the game’s top 75 players right now, and his absence is a big factor down the stretch as the Spurs cling precariously to their play-in position.

White doesn’t excel in any one area, which makes it harder to underscore his impact, but he’s pretty good at nearly everything. One area where he’s unusually gifted for a 6-4 guard is rim protection, as he has a real knack for materializing from the weak side and exploding upward to thwart shots at the rim. White’s 2.9 percent block rate is awesome for a shooting guard — only Philadelphia’s incredible Matissue Thybulle tops him at the position. White adds value beyond that with solid work on the ball, plus he’s a great help defender who excels at taking charges if he’s not going for the block.

Offensively, White has really jacked up his 3-point volume — to 11.1 per 100 possessions this year — and that’s made him a more defined threat at that end. He also is a capable secondary playmaker, either on the weak side or running pick-and-roll, and can provide serviceable minutes at the point when called upon.

Again, none of this is super-sexy, but it adds up to a really good player. White’s Spurs are plus-5.1 points per 100 when he plays this season and minus-3.4 when he doesn’t, and they’ve dropped four in a row since he went out with a season-ending ankle injury. His splits were nearly as extreme the two previous seasons, despite playing a variety of different roles. Wherever they plug him in, he helps.
Coach Pop and their staff always seem to find guys like DWhite and it doesn't matter where they are.
 
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