Derrick White likely out for the season
Derrick White is likely done for the year with an ankle injury. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t expect guard Derrick White to play again this season, per Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express News.

White sprained his right ankle Monday when he landed on Jakob Poeltl‘s foot after trying to block a shot. He left the game a few minutes into the third quarter and didn’t return.

White is an important part of San Antonio’s attack, averaging 15.4 points and 3.5 assists in 36 games. He has missed 24 games already because of toe surgery he had during the offseason, another foot injury and COVID-19.

Devin Vassell will replace White in the starting lineup, said Popovich, who wants to avoid changing his bench rotation.

The Spurs are locked in a tight battle to try to avoid the play-in process in the West. They are currently in ninth place at 31-29, two-and-a-half games out of sixth place.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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