With free agency discussions and wild scenarios being talked about ad nauseam on podcasts and sports pundit shows everywhere, I needed to take a step back. It gets to a certain point where you must pump the breaks, and when Ben Simmons showed up on my Twitter feed photoshopped into a San Antonio Spurs fiesta jersey earlier this week, I just had to put my device down.
Nothing against Simmons. He can ball, but the entire makeup of the trade and all of its components was simply outrageous, as discussed recently here on Air Alamo. It made my head spin to be completely honest with you, much like yours probably is. Let's take a moment, shall we?
Put the device down. Give yourself a minute. Go outside and listen to the south Texas mosquitos hum and take in some sun. Let your head clear.
Now pick that device back up, think outside of the box for a few minutes with me here and ask yourself this question that has nothing and everything to do with free agency and the Spurs.
Have we all forgotten about Derrick White?
After a playoff game two years back in the first round against Denver, Derrick White became San Antonio’s darling. He dropped 36 points and led the Spurs to a 2-1 series lead in front of a capacity crowd in San Antonio.