The San Antonio Spurs have some interesting pieces who could be dealt before the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline including a pair of talented perimeter shooters in Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott.
Michael Scotto of Hoopshype.com reported the estimated values of both Richardson and McDermott. He said that Richardson could be had for one second-round pick, and McDermott could be worth one or two second-round picks depending on value and protections.
Richardson, 29, is on an expiring contract worth almost $12.2 million. The 31-year-old McDermott has one more year left on his contract at $13.75 million.
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Both players have been good outside shooters for the Spurs this season. Richardson is shooting 36.6% from deep on 4.9 attempts per game, and McDermott is 41.1% from 3 on 4.4 attempts per game. They have just a combined three starts this season but have provided a scoring punch off the San Antonio bench.
Richardson is averaging 11.4 points and McDermott is at 10.1 points.
These could be two relatively cheap options if the Cavs want to add three-point shooting before the deadline. They rank 12th in the NBA in team 3-point percentage at 36.3%. But they have been quiet from deep of late, ranking 23rd in the month of January at 34.8%.
While they rank 22nd in 3-pointers attempted per game (31.4), it is also important to note that they are 30th in the league in pace. So field goal attempts per game are going to be near the bottom.
However, they are 16th in the league in 3-point attempt rate, which is the percentage of field goals attempted being 3-pointers (37.3%).
The good news for them in regard to shooting is that Dean Wade, who is shooting 41.1% from deep on 3.1 attempts per game, returned to the lineup on Saturday night vs. the Bucks and Isaac Okoro is shooting 57.1% from 3 in the month of January.
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