Spurs add Richardson, Langford, first-round pick for White

On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs acquired guards Josh Richardson and Romeo Langford, a protected 2022 first-round pick, and the rights to swap 2028 first-round draft picks with the Celtics in exchange for guard Derrick White.

Boston, who have won six straight, gets a solid player in White. The 27-year-old guard is averaging 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per contest this season.

The five-year veteran has spent his entire NBA career with San Antonio. White is one of four players in franchise history with at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 150 steals, and 150 blocks in their first 250 career games, along with David Robinson, Willie Anderson, and Tim Duncan.

White, who signed a four-year, $73 million deal with the Spurs last season, was supposed to be one of the building blocks for San Antonio, but the Silver & Black decided to go in a different direction.

Richardson, 28, has appeared in 44 games this season for the Celtics and is averaging 9.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. The seven-year veteran has played for the Heat, 76ers, and Celtics. 

The 22-year-old Langford is averaging 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds. 

San Antonio is in the midst of a rebuild, and in the deals they made before the deadline, the Spurs acquired multiple draft picks. They will have three first-round picks in the 2022 draft, which will be huge as the Spurs try to improve their roster.

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