White started at point guard and churned out 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine assists, seven rebounds, four blocks and two steals in 35 minutes Tuesday in the Spurs' 119-109 win over the Mavericks. Entering the starting five in place of the injured Dejounte Murray (calf), White came through with a huge all-around stat line while handling a season-high minutes load. The Spurs are listing Murray as out indefinitely, so White looks like he should have a good opportunity to play at or around 30-plus minutes for at least a few more games. The 25-year-old has shown the ability to rack up defensive stats to go with efficient shooting when given extensive playing time in the past, so he'll likely at least have some temporary value in 12-team leagues until Murray returns.
White is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. The 25-year-old also received a spot start Friday and is averaging 16.0 points over his last three contests. White is set for an expanded role in the near future with Dejounte Murray dealing with a calf strain.
White finished with 17 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT), three assists and one steal across 25 minutes Sunday in the Spurs' 132-129 overtime loss to the Cavaliers. After moving into the starting five for Friday's loss to the Nets and turning in a quality stat line (19 points, three blocks, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes), White dropped back to the bench as Drew Eubanks received the nod in place of the injured LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder). White didn't see much of a drop in playing time and cleaned up at the free-throw line, but the lack of boards and limited defensive stats probably left fantasy managers disappointed. He'd likely be a clear must-roster option in standard leagues if the Spurs committed to using him in a 30-minute role, but it's unclear whether coach Gregg Popovich intends to do that at any point.
White will return to the bench Sunday against the Cavs, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports. White got the start Friday night in Brooklyn, but he'll move back to the bench as the Spurs go with Drew Eubanks, Trey Lyles, DeMar DeRozan, Bryn Forbes and Dejounte Murray.
White posted 19 points (6-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), three blocks, two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes during Friday's 139-120 loss to the Nets. White put together an efficient two-way outing Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Spurs to secure a victory. The performance marked the fourth time in White's career that he's posted at least three blocks and one steal, with Friday's effort accounting for the most points in one of those games. Across the past 15 contests, White is averaging 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 24.1 minutes.
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