3 Potential landing spots for Spurs sharpshooter Doug McDermott

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Doug McDermott solves the Knicks three-point shooting problem

I put forward the New York Knicks as a potential landing spot for Josh Richardson, so pardon the repetition, but the fit still makes sense. The Knicks are a bottom-ten team in the league in three-point accuracy. They need to shore up their three-point shooting if they want to have a chance to surprise people in a conference that's being dominated by Boston, Brooklyn, and Milwaukee.

A swap that would make sense for both teams here could be Evan Fournier and a future first-round pick for McDermott. Fournier hasn't brought much to New York since he signed a generous 4-year, $73 million dollar deal a few years ago. His three-point shooting has fallen off a cliff and the continued improvement of RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley, as well as the off-season acquisition of Jalen Brunson, has made the secondary ball handling he brought to the table less important.

Furthermore, losing Fournier wouldn't significantly impact how the Knicks have been playing lately either. Being that he hasn't logged significant minutes since mid-November, the team wouldn't have to make too many adjustments to get used to not having him out there.

For San Antonio, there's not much to gain from doing this trade other than the first-round pick. Fournier doesn't bring anything the Spurs desperately need at this point, they're just financially able to absorb his salary for this season and the next, and could easily decline his club option for the '24-25 season.

This is all about the picks--if New York is willing to attach a first-rounder to a player they're no longer utilizing to help solve their three-point shooting woes, then the Spurs should at least consider the offer.

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