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

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1. Los Angeles Lakers

It's no secret the Lakers are in the market for more marksman after they ranked in the bottom third of the league in three-point shooting last season at 34.7%.

To make matters worse, their top shooter, Malik Monk, signed with Sacramento, and their next four-best shooters -- Avery Bradley, Wayne Ellington, Carmelo Anthony and Kent Bazemore, respectively -- are all free agents and unlikely to return.

That leaves LeBron James as the Lakers' top returning sniper from last season. Though a much-improved shooter relative to his prime, LeBron's sudden reliability from beyond the arc is more of a luxury than a necessity; it's more used to keep defenders honest when they're expecting a powerful drive to the basket.

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With Los Angeles linked with a trade for Buddy Hield, McDermott's career 40.9% on threes would be a seamless fit alongside James. While Troy Brown Jr. and Juan Toscano-Anderson offer more on the defensive side of the ball, McDermott could find himself in the Lakers' closing lineup with his ability to space the floor.

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