Entering the last offseason, the main concern the San Antonio Spurs had was their league-worst 3-point shooting. The addition of Doug McDermott and Bryn Forbes seemed like a step in the right direction, and returning players were supposed to spend the offseason fixing their shot mechanics and confidence from behind the arc.
Just a few games into the season, the Spurs are faring no better than they were last season. The Spurs are in the bottom five for 3-point attempts, makes, and percentages. However, they are in the top five in the league in two-point shots attempted and made. Clearly, this lineup can score and can score well. They just haven’t figured out how to effectively score from deep.
Luckily for San Antonio, I have the answer to all of their problems. At the time of writing this, the Spurs are 1-3 and have shown some poor shooting from deep, really underwhelming stuff considering these are professional basketball players.
Going forward, there are three very clear steps the San Antonio Spurs need to take to improve their shooting -- all of which will also improve their overall play outside of shooting.