San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: Pass or pursue 10 role player free agents

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1. Otto Porter Jr. - SF, Orlando Magic

You'll quickly find that many of the free agents on this list have something in common: they can shoot from long range. Otto Porter Jr. is one of those guys. In fact, he's shooting above 40 percent from beyond the arc for his career at 40.2.

At 27 with seven years in the NBA, Porter would immediately bring more experience than most of the current Spurs. More importantly, he'd bring more spacing to a team that was given an open runway to fire away from deep last season, which proved devastating to a group of mediocre shooters.

While I've previously suggested it may be time for Rudy Gay and Patty Mills to move on to give more time to the up-and-coming guys, their departures would mean the Spurs' two most accurate 3-point shooters from last season are no longer around. Bringing in a veteran shooter like Porter Jr. would ease the transition while also not sacrificing much defensively.

As our colleagues at Orlando Magic Daily wrote recently, it's unlikely Otto will be back in Orlando after being acquired in the Nikola Vucevic trade. While his expiring four-year, $106.5 deal with the Wizards was a huge overpay, he's worth a look if he accepts a more reasonable rate in San Antonio.

Verdict: Pursue

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