Terrico White — remember him? — should be healthy enough to play at some point this season after breaking his foot in the preseason, but one thing (the only thing?) that is abundantly clear about the Pistons right now is they do not need more guards. So what happens with White when he gets healthy and, presumably, needs some minutes to get back in game shape? Vince Ellis of the Freep recently Tweeted the answer:
Oh yeah, no word on when he will return from broken foot, but expect Terrico White in the D-League as soon as he can play.
It absolutely makes sense to send him to the D-League, but it’s also mildly surprising considering the Pistons have rarely used their D-League affiliate (Fort Wayne) since Amir Johnson, and they’ve had a couple candidates the last two seasons — Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers — who weren’t always getting NBA minutes and seemingly could’ve benefitted by getting some work in.
Hopefully if White does go to the D-League for a while, he can do what Johnson did: completely dominate. For those who don’t follow much D-League ball (reading Ridiculous Upside and D-League Digest are good starts), it is full of great athletes, so White should fit right in.