2 pros, 2 cons to the Spurs potentially pursuing a trade for Tyus Jones

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Pro: Improved Spacing

At a surface level, it might not seem like there are significant differences between Tre Jones and his older brother. However, Tyus could bring some much-needed spacing to a Spurs teams that ranked 26th in three-point percentage and took the 11th fewest attempts from beyond the arc last season. Not only did the elder Jones hit 37.2% of his catch-and-shoot threes with Memphis in 2022-23, but he continued progressing as a pull-up scorer, a skill San Antonio sorely lacked.

Having a lead ballhandler who is a threat to fire away from perimeter off the dribble places defenses in a predicament. Teams intentionally went under screens against Tre, daring him to venture outside of his comfort zone. His horrible three-point percentage and reluctance to shoot made this strategy effective for eating time off the clock and lulling the Spurs into empty possessions. But Tyus has the range and confidence to make his man pay for giving him a sliver of daylight.

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