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SA Spurs: Ranking who should shoot the most threes in '21-22

Derrick White - San Antonio Spurs v Indiana Pacers
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No. 3: Derrick White

This spot could easily go to Dejounte Murray, but I want for him to focus on filling the playmaking void that will be left by DeMar DeRozan. When it comes to scoring, however, including from the three-point line, Derrick White will have a chance to unleash his potential.

While White only shot about 35% from beyond the arc on 6.8 attempts per game this past season, he was also struck by COVID and injury that led to inconsistent play. Because of that inconsistency, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt for now. White has the potential to be a much better scorer than his current numbers suggest and can get it done from all three levels.

Because Doug McDermott will more than likely be Spurs' best shooter in the starting lineup, White's efficiency from three will play a very important role in how well the floor is spaced. Having a second shooting threat on the floor next to McDermott will be key in opening up more opportunities for the likes of Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, and even Jakob Poeltl closer to the bucket.

I don't necessarily expect (or want) for White to take more threes, but I want to see him take a similar amount on better efficiency. If he can even hit 37-38% of his threes on a similar volume to this past season, I think the Spurs starting unit can be much better on offense than what most expect.

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