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Report: Spurs signing Doug McDermott, Zach Collins

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 3: Doug McDermott #20 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during the game against the San Antonio Spurs on April 3, 2021 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Spurs president-coach Gregg Popovich said, “I’ve hated the 3 for 20 years.”

It has shown lately. San Antonio has ranked at or near the bottom of the NBA in 3-point-attempt rate the last six years.

But the Spurs are getting help from beyond the arc – signing Doug McDermott from the Pacers. San Antonio will also sign theoretical stretch big Zach Collins from the Trail Blazers.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Zach Lowe of ESPN:

There has been speculation San Antonio – which ended a 22-year postseason streak by missing the playoffs for consecutive years for the first time in franchise history – would rebuild. But teams generally don’t enter rebuilds by signing a 29-year-old to a three-year, $42 million contract.

McDermott will provide much-needed shooting. However, he provides no playmaking and is a minus defender.

Collins, 23, fits more of a long-term vision. He at least doesn’t fit in the present after yet another ankle surgery earlier this summer. Which makes this price surprisingly high. The Trail Blazers didn’t even tender him a $7,031,451 qualifying offer to make him restricted. But if Collins ever gets healthy, the 2017 No. 10 pick could still contribute as a defensive-minded big with offensive versatility.