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San Antonio Spurs: Ranking 5 guys primed for a huge leap next season

San Antonio Spurs Lonnie Walker IV, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Tre Jones
San Antonio Spurs Lonnie Walker IV, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Tre Jones / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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San Antonio Spurs: No. 3 - Lonnie Walker

Speaking of borderline All-Star potential, Lonnie Walker has that as well. Like Keldon, Lonnie also only showed up in 17 games his rookie season but has been a mainstay on the roster ever since. And also like Keldon, he's already made a huge leap in his role on the team.

Walker has been one of the Spurs' best outside shooters since being drafted in 2018, nailing 37 percent of his threes in 138 games played. On the court, where he's grown the most so far has certainly been his passing. I mean, come on:

Over time, it's become more clear that an aggressive Lonnie with the ball in his hands is the best Lonnie. That was never more evident than during the stretch of games when DeRozan was away from the team. Starting in his place, Lonnie scored 25, 24, and 16 while nailing 10 of 21 3-point attempts.

Walker has also significantly improved his finishing from when he entered the NBA but could still use another bump up in that area. Overall, Lonnie's on an excellent track to become a real force in the NBA. With a little more work in some areas, the sky will indeed be the limit for Skywalker.

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