|31st July, 2014||Italy||Signed a one year contract with Granarolo Bologna.|
|7th August, 2015||Greece||Signed a one year contract with Aris Thessaloniki.|
|15th July, 2016||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami.|
|22nd October, 2016||NBA||Waived by Miami.|
|1st November, 2016||D-League||Designated as an allocated player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.|
|17th January, 2017||NBA||Signed a 10 day contract with Miami.|
|27th January, 2017||NBA||Signed a second 10 day contract with Miami.|
|6th February, 2017||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Miami.|
|16th February, 2017||D-League||Assigned by Miami to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.|
|21st February, 2017||D-League||Recalled by Miami from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.|
|23rd August, 2017||D-League||Drafted 7th overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Memphis Hustle.|
|19th October, 2017||G-League||Returning player rights traded by Memphis Hustle, along with the returning player rights to Jamaal Franklin, a 2017 second round pick and a 2018 second round pick, to Long Island Nets in exchange for the returning player rights to Trahson Burrell, the returning player rights to Dwayne Polee II and a 2017 fourth round pick.|
|8th February, 2018||NBA||Traded by Miami to Atlanta in exchange for Luke Babbitt.|
|8th February, 2018||NBA||Waived by Atlanta.|
|18th March, 2018||NBA||Signed a 10 day contract with Cleveland.|
|7th April, 2018||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Cleveland.|
|5th August, 2018||NBA||Waived by Cleveland.|
|20th September, 2018||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.|
|13rd October, 2018||NBA||Waived by San Antonio.|
|23rd November, 2018||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Washington.|
|27th November, 2018||G-League||Assigned by Washington to Capital City Go-Go in the G-League.|
|3rd December, 2018||G-League||Recalled by Washington from Capital City Go-Go in the G-League.|
|6th December, 2018||G-League||Assigned by Washington to Capital City Go-Go in the G-League.|
|16th December, 2018||G-League||Recalled by Washington from Capital City Go-Go in the G-League.|
|18th December, 2018||G-League||Assigned by Washington to Capital City Go-Go in the G-League.|
|20th December, 2018||G-League||Recalled by Washington from Capital City Go-Go in the G-League.|
|20th December, 2018||NBA||Waived by Washington.|
|4th January, 2019||G-League||Designated as a returning player by Long Island Nets.|
|8th March, 2019||G-League||Left Long Island Nets.|
|2010 - 2014||Florida State (NCAA)|
|July 2014||Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)|
|July 2014 - June 2015||Granarolo Bologna (Italy)|
|July 2015||Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)|
|July 2015||Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)|
|August 2015 - June 2016||Aris Thessaloniki (Greece)|
|July 2016||Orlando Magic (Summer League)|
|July 2016||Miami Heat (Summer League)|
|July 2016 - October 2016||Miami Heat (NBA)|
|November 2016 - January 2017||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|January 2017 - February 2018||Miami Heat (NBA)|
|February 2018||Atlanta Hawks (NBA)|
|March 2018 - August 2018||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
|September 2018 - October 2018||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|November 2018 - December 2018||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|January 2019 - March 2019||Long Island Nets (G-League)|
June 29, 2018
SF/PF - 6’8, 215lbs - 25 years old - 2 years of experience
White never played for the Cavaliers, who signed him in part due to a need to carry 14 players. He also barely played for the Miami Heat before that, managing only 80 minutes across five games all across the first three weeks of the season due to a foot fracture that cost him most of the remainder. And as for the Hawks, who traded for him at mid-season, they never tried. Quite a lot of plane flights for White, then, for very little time on the court.
In theory, White is a three-position defender and hustler with a spot-up three-point shot to boot. Mobile and keen to impress defensively, White uses decent athleticism and reads to compete across all of the three, four and five positions defensively, which is a good thing to be known for doing in the era of switch-heavy defences. That only works if healthy, of course, which is what White must now prove.
Even if healthy, it is a limited package. White is not a creator with the handle or in the post, turning the ball over at a high rate when asked to try, and his spot-up shooting threat is pretty average to boot. The rebounding rate does not carry over so well when going up against NBA calibre athletes and strongmen, and so for White to stick around, he will need to evidence this defensive versatility and make a career for himself a bit like that of Lance Thomas.
Or, hopefully, one a bit better than that.
Player Plan: Unguaranteed minimum salary contract for next season. If healthy, he should come to summer league and try to earn that spot, even though the disjointed nature of summer league is not the best audition spot for players of White’s style. If he is not healthy, he is an obvious cut.
June 29, 2017
SF/PF, 6’8, 204lbs, 24 years old, 1 year of experience
White won his spot on a 10-day contract and pushed out Derrick Williams, but subsequently struggled somewhat after winning the spot. In theory, White is a three-and-D power forward with occasional small forward minutes, who hustles, can drive the ball a bit against slower opponents, taking contact, disrupting on defence with his good hands, and finishing well with those same good hands. Without great strength or athleticism, that projection is favourable only if the shots go in, and if he can also rebound a bit. Work is needed on both of those aspects.
Player Plan: Unguaranteed minimum salary contract for next season, final year. Has not in my estimation done enough to stick around, but the variable guarantee dates can give him a chance to prove his worth.
June 20, 2014
|Okaro White loves what he does.|
March 15, 2011
[...] The offense hasn't been as bad as expected, however, and has improved during the season, in part due to the contributions of the freshman James, Ian Miller and Okaro White. Miller has missed some time with injury, yet when he's been healthy, he's been Florda State's best backcourt scorer, the best guard shooter, the best guard at creating in isolation. He is an athletic combo-guard, great transition player, and, predictably, a player with good defensive potential as well. Meanwhile, White is an athletic and versatile 6'8, vaunted initially for his defense (obviously) yet proving effective as a mid-range-and-in offensive player, too. He can score in the post, and is good enough of a ball handler to be effective at throwing himself wildly towards the rim, albeit with high turnover numbers as an inevitable by-product. The incoming class of White, Kreft, Miller and White have supplemented the defense, given then enough of a talent infusion to overcome the offensive flaws, and pushed the Seminoles back into the tournament.