The easy answer is: Dewayne White, Jr. who was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama twenty-three years ago. He attended Indiana University where he was a Freshman All-American and was the de facto star of a disappointing Hoosier era that ran out head coach Mike Davis and ushered in Kelvin Sampson. After his eligibility expired in 2008, White was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 29th pick of the first round and promptly traded him to the Seattle SuperSonics.
By the time he signed his first professional contract the team was headed to Oklahoma City, and since then, pinning down what or who D.J. White is or will become is harder than figuring out who is Kaiser Soze.
Is he another example of Sam Presti mining gold at the end of the first round? Is he a guy who will cash three million dollars worth of salary without ever contributing anything of significance? Is he a budding offensive star or a garbage time hero? Is he injury prone? Does he have bad luck? Can he break into the rotation?
So many questions and so few answers. Keep Reading…