Top 10 Players San Antonio Spurs of All-Time

Top 10 Players San Antonio Spurs of All-Time


San Antonio Spurs

Honorable Mentions:

20. Chuck Person

19. Brent Barry

18. Dennis Rodman

17. Michael Finley

16. Vinny Del Negro

15. Malik Rose

14. Johnny Moore

13. Artis Gilmore

12. Mike Mitchell

11. Kawhi Leonard


10. Avery Johnson

Seasons in San Antonio:

10 (1991-2001)

Stats w/ the Spurs

10.1 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 6.9 APG, Stocks, 46.6FG%

Avery Johnson is one of seven San Antonio players to have his number retired, and the fact he was once the Spurs’ all-time assist leader certainly helped his case. He compiled 4,474 assists and 712 steals, and Johnson even scored the 10th-most points by a Spur. Johnson also hit the game-winning, series-clinching shot in the 1999 NBA Finals to win the franchise’s first championship.

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9. Alvin Robertson

Seasons in San Antonio:

5 (1984-1989)

Stats w/ the Spurs

16.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.4 APG, 3.4 Stocks, 48.2 FG%

Alvin Robertson spent the first five seasons of his 10-year NBA career with San Antonio, and he had a knack for creating on both ends of the floor. Robertson was an extremely well-rounded player averaging 16.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a member of the Spurs. He twice led the NBA with 3.7 and 3.2 steals per game while adding 3.0 per contest during two other seasons. Robertson’s excellent hands earned him a spot as the third-highest steal-getter in San Antonio history. Robertson made four NBA All-Defensive teams, one All-NBA team, was elected to three All-Star games and won both the Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player awards in 1985-86.

NBA Finals Game 5: San Antonio Spurs v Detroit Pistons

8. Bruce Bowen

Seasons in San Antonio:

8 (2001-2009)

Stats w/ the Spurs

6.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.2 Stocks, 42.1 FG%

Bruce Bowen was known for his aggressive defense, and he was selected to eight consecutive NBA All-Defensive teams. Opponents never had a break from Bowen, either, as he was always on the floor. Bowen played at least 80 games in seven of eight seasons with San Antonio. During the 2002-03 campaign, Bowen’s 44.1 percent three-point mark led the league. He made the second-most trifectas in franchise history, too, with 661 shots made from behind the arc. Three championships and a slew of frustrated opponents later, the Spurs retired Bowen’s jersey in 2012.

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7. James Silas

Seasons in San Antonio:

9 (1973-1981)

Stats w/ the Spurs

16.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.3 Stocks, 49.9 FG%

James Silas spent nine seasons in the SAS organization, and he is the only player listed to take the court for the Chaparrals, ABA Spurs and NBA Spurs. A two-time All-ABA and two-time All-Star, Silas ranks sixth on San Antonio’s scoring list, has the eighth-most steals and also had a spectacular 85.5 percent career free-throw percentage. Silas’ best season occurred in 1975-76 when he netted 23.8 points, dished 5.4 assists, snared 4.0 rebounds and grabbed 1.8 steals per game. The Spurs retired Silas’ jersey in 1984.


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