Top 10 Players San Antonio Spurs of All-Time

Top 10 Players San Antonio Spurs of All-Time

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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


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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.

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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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