4 Trade deadline moves that would boost Spurs, 2 they must avoid

As the trade deadline nears, there are a few moves the Spurs should be seeking out and some they should be passing by.

Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages
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Boost: Add more three-point shooting

We are living in the era of the three-pointer in the NBA. Shots from beyond the arc have increased exponentially across the league for the last decade, with no sign of slowing down any time soon.

We know that simply trying to outgun opponents with high-octane three-point shooting and forgetting about defense and other aspects of the game will never be a winning method, but being able to knock down threes to generate offense is still important. Right now, the Spurs are one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA, making just 34.5% of their shots from outside.

Only the Grizzlies and Magic hold worse percentages for the season. The league average for three-point percentage in 2023-24 is 36.7%, which is tied for the highest all-time. Teams are taking and making threes at quite literally a higher rate than ever.

San Antonio has a few elite shooters like Doug McDermott, who is shooting north of 44% from behind the arc this year. But by and large, their roster is more devoid of sharpshooters than the majority of the NBA. If an opportunity presents itself, the Spurs would do well to pick up a player or two who can improve their floor spacing and their subpar three-point percentage.

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