4. Add shooting
Victor Wembanyama will draw plenty of defensive attention, but the Spurs cannot capitalize unless they add floor spacers. San Antonio was 26th in 3-point percentage and 20th in 3-pointers attempted last year. Fans know coach Pop is not going to live and die by the three, but do not forget that the Spurs had the league’s best 3-point percentage in 2014 when they won the championship.
Wemby is a 7’4 big man that can shoot from anywhere, but he made just 27.2 percent from 3-point range last season playing professionally in France. The 19-year-old is not going to come in and solve the Spurs' shooting woes. Having a big man that can knock down shots will help, but San Antonio needs reinforcements.
Finding an above-average shooter to start at point guard is a start, but the Spurs should be looking for 3-and-D wings to round out their rotation. Using the trade market and free agency should create plenty of options. Every team wants floor spacing, so San Antonio will have to pay for it. That should not be a problem with their stockpile of draft capital.
36 players shot over 40 percent from 3-point range last season and five are free agents. Can the Spurs land one of them? They should be calling when free agency opens. If they fail to sign one, expect them to pivot to the trade market to search for a 3-and-D wing.