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Spurs: 3 Teams that should be lining up for Doug McDermott

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The San Antonio Spurs could produce the worst record in the NBA next season, but that's all part of tanking, though Gregg Popovich would never admit to such a polarizing strategy.

Regardless, the front office has its sight set on the future and offloading Dejounte Murray, the team's best homegrown talent in several years, should've told fans the team wants to stockpile as much draft capital as humanly possible.

While the Murray trade initiated the rebuild, more Spurs veterans could be dealt before the start of next season or by the trade deadline, including Josh Richardson, Jakob Poeltl and sharpshooter Doug McDermott, among others.

Of that trio, McDermott feels like the most expendable given his age, contract and three-point marksmanship, so let's highlight three teams that should be calling the Spurs with an offer ... if they haven't already.

3 teams that could call the Spurs about Doug McDermott

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3. Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers had one objective this offseason: surround Damian Lillard with more proven defenders. With free-agent pickups Gary Payton II and Jerami Grant joining Nassir Little, Josh Hart and Justise Winslow, Portland quietly has the makings of a respectable defensive team after years of hovering near the bottom of the NBA in that department.

While forfeiting offense for defense is smart for a team headlined by Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons, the Trail Blazers sacrificed a lot of three-point shooting in the process. In fact, none of Payton, Grant, Little, Hart or Winslow shot above 36% from beyond the arc last season.

Couple that with the fact that Portland's frontcourt is paper thin relative to their backcourt and you'll come to the realization that McDermott would be a dream acquisition for newly-minted general manager Joe Cronin and head coach Chauncey Billups.

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