No. 4: Jock Landale
Beginning with a player that many may not expect to appear on this list, I really hope to see Jock Landale make his presence felt from beyond the arc. In his Grand Final MVP season with Melbourne United, Landale shot 39% from three on nearly four attempts per game. For a 6'11" big man that also shoots over 70% from the free-throw line, those numbers are quite encouraging.
Late last month (July), we attempted to predict how the Spurs' bench unit will look next season, and, for the most part, it should hold mostly true. I expect to see one of either Tre Jones or Bryn Forbes at point guard, Lonnie Walker IV at shooting guard, Devin Vassell at small forward, Luka Samanic or Thaddeus Young at power forward, and Jock Landale or Drew Eubanks at center.
Looking at these players, it's abundantly clear that this unit will need proven outside shooting capability. While both Lonnie Walker IV and Devin Vassell both have the potential to be consistent, if not very good outside shooters, otherwise, the only proven sniper is Bryn Forbes.
In this way, Landale could be a huge asset for the bench. The team has been desperately in need of a stretch big that can space the floor and that is precisely what he'll bring. Having a spaced floor should do wonders for players like Walker, Vassell, and Samanic, who all have tremendous two-way potential, and could expedite their development. If he can shoot the three-ball with similar frequency and efficiency as he did with Melbourne, he'll be a key cog for the bench offense.