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Rodney White’s Second NBA Game -Pistons 2001 Draft Pick (2001.11.04)

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November 4, 2001 – The ninth overall selection in the 2001 NBA Draft, 21-year-old Pistons rookie Rodney White made his first extended regular season appearance in a blowout victory over the Washington Wizards. Playing the entire fourth quarter, White scored four points on 2-8 shooting. Read more…

White scored a season-high seven points against the Milwaukee Bucks in his team’s regular season finale on April 17.

After being outplayed in summer league by 2002 Pistons draft pick Tayshaun Prince, White was traded by the Pistons to the Denver Nuggets following his rookie year. In exchange, the Pistons received Mengke Bateer, Don Reid and a 2004 first round draft pick (via Milwaukee). That draft pick would later be sent to the Hawks as a part of the 2004 Rasheed Wallace trade (the Hawks would use the pick to select Josh Smith).

White experienced his finest years as a pro in Denver, where he averaged 9.0 points on 40.8 percent shooting in 2002-03 then 7.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting in 2003-04. After being traded to the Warriors in 2005, White was waived following the regular season, ending his NBA career.


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