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San Antonio recalls Derrick White from Austin Spurs

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SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs announced Tuesday that they have recalled guard Derrick White from the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.

White has helped Austin go 11-4 in his 15 total appearances, averaging 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.27 steals and 1.13 blocks in 26.7 minutes.

Most recently assigned to Austin on Feb. 23, the former Colorado Buffalo posted 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in 31 minutes to help defeat the Oklahoma City Blue. White then recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes at Northern Arizona on Feb. 25. 

The first-year guard is averaging 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.5 minutes in 16 games with San Antonio.

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Report: Pau Gasol to join Trail Blazers

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Free agent center Pau Gasol has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Gasol, 39, who was limited to just 30 games last season because of a variety of injuries, has career averages of 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds over 17 NBA seasons.



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Report: Furkan Korkmaz returning to 76ers

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Free agent forward Furkan Korkmaz has agreed to a two-year contract to return to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Free agent forward Furkan Korkmaz has agreed to a two-year contract to return to the Philadelphia 76ers, agent Mike Lindeman of Excel Sports tells ESPN.

Korkmaz, 21, brings back a rotational forward with the ability to spread the floor with his shooting. The loss of JJ Redick in free agency – and Kyle Korver’s decision to choose Milwaukee over Philadelphia – brought some increased urgency to keep Korkmaz on the Sixers roster.

 The 21-year-old Korkmaz, who was the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes last season.

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Report: Kevin Love to withdraw from World Cup

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Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is the latest player expected to withdraw from Team USA’s training camp for the FIBA World Cup, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

This news comes just one day after Damian Lillard reportedly withdrew from the World Cup. Love, who played in just 22 games last season because of a shoulder injury, averaged 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds in 2018-19.

During the previous two weeks, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum reportedly decided not to compete in the World Cup this year.

Although the guard ranks will be somewhat depleted of NBA stars, Team USA continues to have a deep pool of players available.



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