Ranking six former Spurs based on the likelihood of a reunion

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#4: Derrick White

It's been nice to see former Spur Derrick White thrive in Boston after spending his first four and a half seasons in San Antonio. He was traded to the Celtics in a deal for Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, a 2022 first-round pick (which became Malaki Branham), and a 2025 pick swap.

2025 is also the year in which White is scheduled to hit free agency, and the Celtics may be hard-pressed to keep him. That is due to them being set to pay Jaylen Brown $57 million and Jason Tatum over $60 million a year, respectively. With White hitting free agency for the first time in his career, he could potentially find his way back to the Spurs. On the other hand, he has frequently been compared to another former Spur, George Hill, who was also always in demand as a two-way player but never reunited with the team that drafted him.

I suspect White also won't since he will be 31 in the summer of 2025, making him much older than the Spurs' young core. Even as a veteran, San Antonio might not have a need for White since they will hopefully have addressed their point guard situation and found a long-term option by then. Thus, it's unlikely that White will wear Silver and Black again.