Will Jack White make the OKC Thunder roster?

Australia's Jack White dunks (Photo by YUICHI YAMAZAKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Australia's Jack White dunks (Photo by YUICHI YAMAZAKI/AFP via Getty Images) /
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In July, the OKC Thunder signed forward Jack White to a two-year, 3.9 million dollar contract with 600,000 guaranteed for this season. White is a 6’7, 225-pound Australian forward who played collegiately at Duke University for four years and went undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft.

In July 2020, he signed a three-year deal with Melbourne United of the National Basketball League in Australia and played with the United until 2022.

In July 2022, Jack White signed a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets; he appeared in seventeen games for the Nuggets while playing the rest of the season with the Grand Rapids Gold. Jack White would go on to win an NBA Championship with the Nuggets.

Jack White becomes another forward in a crowded room of players who are 6’5-6’9 trying to make this roster, and he is one of the most inexperienced players brought in that they didn’t draft this year. Does Jack White show enough in training camp to make the team?

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Jack White is a 26-year-old forward who has not played many games in the NBA. He played four years of college basketball, followed by three seasons in the National Basketball in Australia, before playing his seventeen games in the NBA this season, averaging only four minutes per game for the Denver Nuggets. He has more international experience than he does NBA experience playing for his home country, Australia.

Jack White also plays for the Australian National Team alongside Josh Giddey, and they are currently competing in the FIBA World Cup.

He spent 15 games playing in the G-League this past season for the Grand Rapids Gold and averaged thirty-one minutes per game. He scored 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, and .9 steals per game while shooting fifty-four percent from the field, forty-one percent from three, and seventy-four from the free throw line. He showed flashes in the G-league that give hope that he can be an end-of-the-bench role player for the OKC Thunder.