Celtics’ Derrick White explains Trying to Defend Victor Wembanyama on Fast Break

Defending 7’4″ unicorn is a challenging task even for the most dominant defenders in the NBA. Derrick White, the guard for the Boston Celtics, is known for his exceptional defensive skills. However, he openly admitted that he found it difficult to handle the skill set of Victor Wembanyama, the center for the San Antonio Spurs, during a fast break play.

 

During a recent Celtics game in San Antonio, White attempted to defend Wembanyama on a fast break. Reflecting the play, White described his initial plan go for a steal, but acknowledged that Wembanyama quickly picked up the ball near the free-throw line and he lost sight of it.

 

In a smart move White decided to step aside and let the rookie phenom continue his play. It’s understandable why he made that decision considering Wembanyama’s talent.

 

The ultimately won the game with a score of 134-101, and White had an performance, contributing17 points, five assists, and three in 26 minutes. As for Wembama, who considered a strong contender for the NBA Rookie the Year award, he scored 21, grabbed seven rebounds and provided three assists in 24 minutesWith this victory, the Celtics improved their to 26-6, while the San Antonio Spurs dropped to 5-27

Gideon Canice

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