The Case against Jack White making the team:
Jack White has a partial guarantee in his contract this season of $600,000, and the Thunder have to pay him whether he is on the roster or not. White is a lot like Kenrich Williams in that he is an undersized big who is a solid three-point shooter and can play good defense. He is trying to find a spot amid a crowded forward room for the Thunder.
The case against Jack White is he has shown promise in the G-league, but that is against worse competition than what he will see in the NBA.
He appeared in seventeen games for the Nuggets and only average one point and one rebound while playing four minutes per game. He was seen as the sixteenth or seventeenth man on a deep Nuggets team. Jack White is a dime-a-dozen player that can be found every summer, and he is solid at a lot of things but isn’t spectacular at one thing.
He is also one of the older players on the roster at twenty-six and has played fewer games than most second-year players.
Jack White is seen as a low-ceiling, high-floor player who could contribute to the team right away, and that is intriguing for a team that has playoff aspirations; but, if he makes the team, he is going to need to play to get better and that takes away developmental minutes from first-rounders like Ousmane Dieng and Cason Wallace.