#3: Josh Richardson - 10.3ppg
Richardson was traded to the Spurs primarily as a conciliatory piece in the Derrick White deal, but since coming to San Antonio, he has put up 11.1 points per game and 12.7 points in his starts. Since coming to San Antonio, he is averaging a 43.6% clip from deep, which is by far the most in his career.
Much like McDermott, he is a plug-and-play scorer off the bench who could rack up a lot more points on more minutes, but the team would rather have younger (and better) guys ahead of him in the rotation.
In a way, he reminds me of Manu Ginobili because he is one of few Spurs who can put up a nifty layup, hit a bomb from six feet behind the arc, and then step out of bounds on a boneheaded play the next possession. It’s the Lonnie Walker curse. The Spurs always have someone like that on the team.
Richardson, when hot, is an assassin from deep who can easily put up 15 points off the bench. Since we aren’t focused on his long-term future in San Antonio or his development as a prospect, we tend to forget that he is legitimately one of the best players on the roster and easily the third-best scorer.