Gregg Popovich joked that he was too busy ordering wine at restaurants to scout the Spurs’ latest breakout player in college

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No team in the NBA is better at unearthing hidden gems than the San Antonio Spurs.

The latest example is second-year guard Derrick White, the 29th pick in the 2017 draft. With a hole on the team following the offseason departure of Tony Parker, retirement of Manu Ginobili, and injury to point guard Dejounte Murray, White stepped up and had a productive season for the Spurs, averaging just shy of 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game while becoming a good defender.

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Prior to the Spurs’ first playoff game on Saturday — a win over the second-seeded Denver Nuggets — Popovich spoke to ESPN’s Michelle Beadle about the team’s ability to find productive players all over the dr

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