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Ranking the Spurs' top 5 scorers so far

Devin Vassell, San Antonio Spurs
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#1: Devin Vassell - 21.3ppg

Devin Vassell puts up the second-most points on this team, although I expect that he and Johnson will be battling it out for that number-one spot all season long. The only reason he sits ahead of Johnson is the eye test. He is such a fluid mover with the ball, from his shot motion to the way he forces his way to the hoop. I could write fan fiction about it. Maybe I already have.

On top of that, he has been playing hot as of late. He is shooting an insane 47.7% from deep, which has to cool down soon. That’s good for 19th in the league, and by the end of the season, I fully expect him to remain in the top 20. As of late, he’s been playing even better.

Unlike Johnson, who could be approaching his ceiling, I fully think that Vassell can establish himself as one of the best shooting guards–or players–in the league. He has the defensive grit, length, shot creation, and motion to be a reliable scorer for several years.

Coming back from a minor injury, I think Vassell will continue his ascension during his break-out year. If the Spurs manage to land a top draft pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, Vassell will be the guy in the graphic next to him. 

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The Spurs picked Vassell on his three-and-D potential, although I never expected him to be the best scorer on the team. To be fair, I also thought that Dejounte Murray was a critical part of the rebuild, so I’ve been surprised before. Vassell is one of the few true three-level scorers in the league, and at age 22, expect great things moving forward.