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Team analysis: San Antonio Spurs

by on Sep.09, 2010, under Team analysis

Tiago Splitter

Splitter could be a big-time sleeper this season. He also has a kickin' name. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Tony Parker, George Hill, Garrett Temple, Curtis Jerrells
SG: Manu Ginobili, James Anderson, Gary Neal
SF: Richard Jefferson, Alonzo Gee
PF: Tim Duncan, DeJuan Blair, Matt Bonner, Ryan Richards*
C: Antonio McDyess, Tiago Splitter

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Tim Duncan - F/C (Rd. 3-4): 16.5 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Blk
Manu Ginobili - SG (Rd. 4-5): 15 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3.5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1.5 Stl
George Hill - G (Rd. 7-9): 13.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Tony Parker - PG (Rd. 10-11): 16.5 Pts, 5.5 Ast
Tiago Splitter - F/C (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Blk
Richard Jefferson - SF (Rd. 12+): 13 Pts, 4 Reb
DeJuan Blair - F/C (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 7.5 Reb

Sleeper:
Splitter

Most likely to surprise:
Hill

Most likely to disappoint:
Parker

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Bonner, Anderson

Things to watch:

  • how Hill‘s emergence affects Parker and Ginobili
  • whether Blair and Splitter can truly emerge behind Duncan and McDyess
  • if Jefferson can let loose now without the burden/guilt of a fat contract

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 15th
  • FGM: 8th
  • FGA: 18th
  • FG%: 6th
  • FT%: 24th
  • 3PTM: 11th
  • Reb: 9th
  • Ast: T7th
  • TO: 10th
  • Stl: 26th
  • Blk: 22nd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11C+

* might not play in NBA this season
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