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Ranking the Spurs' top 5 scorers so far

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#2: Keldon Johnson - 23.1ppg

Keldon Johnson is 20th in the league in points per game and fourth in the league in three-pointers made, but I’m not convinced he’s the best scorer on the team. Sure, he puts up a lot of shots and makes an astonishing 42.3% of his shots from deep. He’s a big-time scorer on a team that is still looking for its marquee player.

He stops short of the number one spot just because I do not think he plays with fluidity, and I also think his ceiling as a scorer is pretty close to where he’s playing right now. Last year, he broke out and was the second-best offensive weapon behind All-Star Dejounte Murray, although, with Murray gone, he is still the second-best offensive player. His three-point percentage might not be sustainable, and with Sochan and Poeltl crowding the paint, he hasn’t been able to be the driver that we fell in love with two seasons ago. 

Don’t get me wrong. He could be an All-Star in this league, but it will be because he plays a well-rounded, polished game. Not because he is a top-tier scorer, although that man can shoot.