Spurs: 3 Ways to address the team’s 3-point shooting woes

San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson Dejounte Murray Derrick White (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson Dejounte Murray Derrick White (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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San Antonio Spurs Devin Vassell Lonnie Walker (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs Devin Vassell Lonnie Walker (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

2. The San Antonio Spurs should actually play their top shooters

OK, this one is more about playing one guy in particular much more than they have been. Once a staple in the rotation, Devin Vassell has been regulated to the end of the bench, only appearing in the final minutes of blowouts.

When he’s been given a fair shake, Vassell has been leading the team among rotation players in 3-point accuracy, knocking down 39.4 percent of his looks. He’s also been wise beyond his years on the defensive end of the floor, showing promise of being a two-way threat for seasons to come.

Unfortunately, we’ll all need to be patient when it comes to watching Vassell in action. With Rudy Gay and Lonnie Walker ahead of him in the rotation, it appears the only way he’ll see any meaningful minutes is when either of them is out of the lineup.

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? NOTICE: Don't sleep on Devin Vassell.@Yvngdevo stepped up when his number was called pic.twitter.com/UX4XyGwOE2

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 16, 2021

Vassell isn’t the only shooter that can help San Antonio’s shooting woes, however. Although he hasn’t shown it lately, Luka Samanic‘s shooting form is all I need to see to believe in his capabilities. Luka is a much better shooter than his 24.3 percent mark shows, and I have a feeling we’ll see that number skyrocket with more playing time next season.

Next: No. 3

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