Shocking Spurs stat baffling but welcome development

After a terrible start, the Spurs have managed to considerably improve their three-point shooting percentage to be one of the best in the league.
Golden State Warriors  v San Antonio Spurs
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The San Antonio Spurs are using this NBA season to develop and gain experience. They are aiming to improve on several aspects of their game that they struggled with at the beginning of the season. One of these areas is their three-point shooting percentage, which was among the lowest in the league before the All-Star break. However, they have made a drastic improvement in this area since then.

Since the All-Star break, the San Antonio team has been able to significantly enhance its three-point shooting percentage. In fact, they are now among the top performers in this category. After 14 games, Popovich's team is ranked fourth, just behind the Celtics, the Lakers, and the Thunder. This is a great achievement and places them ahead of other strong contenders like the Bucks, the Nuggets, and the Warriors.

The data shows that the Spurs face an uphill climb this season. Despite improving their 3-point shooting percentage and ranking in the top 5 after the All-Star break, their poor start to the season still places them as the third-worst team in this statistic when looking at the entire season.

It is no secret that this season has not lived up to the expectations of the fans of the Silver and Black organization. However, with the improvements being made, some changes to the roster, and the team gaining more experience, there's reason to believe that the coming seasons will be much better. Under the leadership of Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio will soon be competing in the playoffs again.