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San Antonio Spurs: 3 Guys who should have a total green light

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3. Doug McDermott

As I wrote about recently, Bryn Forbes and Doug McDermott are hands-down the best pure shooters on the Spurs. McDermott has always been a sniper, dating back to his Creighton days in which he had a staggering true shooting percentage of 65.2. Oh, and he shot nearly 46% from three in his four years there.

The 6-7 forward never slowed down in the NBA either, establishing a 40.7% outside shooting clip in his seven years. Like Forbes, McDermott was brought to San Antonio mainly for one thing: to put the ball in the hole.

While his mid-range game surprisingly isn't as good as it should be, McDermott does offer drive-and-finish abilities as well as back-cut chances. Watch this clip from earlier this year and try to tell me he's purely an outside shooter.

McDermott is a guy you want taking shots both to put points on the board and keep defenses honest. As you can see, he can also make defenders pay for chasing him off the line too hard.

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While some other Spurs are close to reaching ultimate green light status, these three are the ones that have proven in their careers they can make the most out of it. If they're near the top in average field goals attempted, San Antonio's offense stands a chance of being halfway decent after all.