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Ranking Spurs' Top 3 free agent replacements for Josh Primo

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Kris Dunn - 28 years old

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During the 2021-22 NBA season, Kris Dunn played a backup role for the Portland Trailblazers. His time in Portland didn't last, though, as he only played 14 games for the squad. Dunn isn't the best shooter available. Last year, he only knocked down 9% of his shots from downtown. I wouldn't be too concerned about his shooting woes if San Antonio decides to offer Dunn a contract. The former Providence point guard shares a similar weakness with Payton, but he can also defend well.

The 6-foot-3 guard is quick enough to keep up with opposing players. Dunn has averaged 1.5 steals a game in his career, including two separate seasons where he averaged at least two. He's also capable of facilitating an offense effectively. Dunn is athletic and could bring a different energy to the Spurs and open new possibilities on offense.

Honestly, I want to see him throw lobs at Jeremy Sochan, as his potential to create fastbreak opportunities would be impactful for the squad.

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These three guards aren't the best that the free market could offer. However, their experience is needed for the young Spurs squad to prosper. It's also a plus that the guards in this list aren't heavy in usage rate. I like the idea of acquiring a replacement guard temporarily as Wesley recovers from his MCL injury.