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Spurs: Addressing 5 Unanswered Questions Through 1st Quarter of Season

Gregg Popovich, Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White
Gregg Popovich, Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White / Jonathan Daniel/GettyImages
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San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich, Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White / Jonathan Daniel/GettyImages

2. Who will be the Spurs' consistent second option on offense?


Heading into Tuesday night's game against the Knicks, Keldon Johnson is currently the Spurs' second-leading scorer with 14.8 points per game. While this is a great development for him, it also points to the fact that Derrick White hasn't been living up to his expectations so far.

Not only did I predict Dejounte and Derrick to be the two leading scorers heading into the season, but I thought White would emerge as the team's best player overall with the team's keys in his hands. So far, it seems I had those two flipped. Murray has become the Spurs' best and most consistent player and is even drawing attention as a Most Improved Player candidate.

Now that Murray has established he'll bring it every night, the Spurs need a reliable second option that'll be good for 16-18 points a night to help him out. A big factor in San Antonio's four-game winning streak was the fact that White averaged 19.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in those games.

If he and Dejounte can consistently be the one-two punch many thought they would be, the Spurs might not be that far off from contending in the future after all.

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