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One New Year's Resolution for All 15 San Antonio Spurs

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Jakob Poeltl - Shoot better from the line

Jakob Poeltl is having a big impact this season, averaging a career-high in scoring and rebounding while also anchoring the Spurs defensively. Despite that, he still struggles from the free-throw line. That will obviously need to improve in 2022, for Poeltl to continue to make strides as an offensive player.

No one expects him to shoot 75% from the line, but he definitely needs to shoot a lot better than 35.1%, which is a pretty low bar to clear but would have a positive effect on his game. Therefore, shooting better from the free-throw line should definitely be at the top of Poeltl’s New Year to-do list.

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Tre Jones - Become a more impactful offensive player

Tre Jones has managed to carve out a small but consistent role off the bench this season. He’s been fine but still needs to develop into more of an offensive threat. He has yet to prove that he can shoot from outside but there are other ways he could potentially get buckets. 

He's shown an aggressiveness attacking the basket, which could be one way, while adding a floater or a pull-up jumper would be another way in which he could score consistently. Jones should look to develop those aspects in 2022.

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Bryn Forbes - Better offense to compensate for defensive woes

Bryn Forbes' New Year's resolution should be to improve as a defender, but that's pretty unrealistic at this point. Therefore, his offense needs to be at least good enough to compensate for his poor defense. That's easier said than done, however.

If he can't, then there isn’t much reason to play Forbes over younger more promising guards next year, which could even lead to him potentially being moved. 

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Lonnie Walker - Less threes, more drives

Lonnie Walker leads the team in 3-point attempts but is shooting just 30.9% from long range. For that reason, his New Year's resolution should be to shoot fewer threes and drive more. To his credit, he's been more aggressive attacking the paint as of late, and he should look to continue that next year.

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