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Predicting the Spurs' top 3 leading scorers for 2022-23

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3. Jakob Poeltl or Josh Primo

Assuming Jakob Poeltl doesn't get traded away, I think he will be the third leading scorer on this team. He was fourth in points per game with 13.5 last season, but White and Murray came in ahead of him. It was by far his best season, as he nearly doubled his output from the previous seasons. 

His shooting percentage took the expected dip that comes with more volume, but not by as much as you'd think. His percentage only dropped by about 2% on over four extra shots per game.

He is still a horrible shooter from deep and the charity stripe, so all of his points next season will come from the paint. With a hopeful starting lineup of Jeremy Sochan, Josh Primo, Poeltl, Keldon Johnson, and Devin Vassell, only Poeltl needs to stay in the interior all the time, so the floor can be spaced, giving him an advantage with true one-on-one matchups. I expect his scoring numbers to remain the same as last season, for the most part. 

If Poeltl is moved this offseason, starting point guard Josh Primo will come in third. He has added a lot of size this summer and could be a matchup nightmare. He’s looked a lot more confident with the ball this summer, so unlike last season, he should be able to get to his spot off the dribble and hit more shots. I do hope he plays a more traditional point guard role, which will limit his scoring, but this could be a big season for the sophomore Spur.