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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 San Antonio Spurs

by on Oct.21, 2011, under Team analysis

DeJuan Blair

As his frontcourt mate continues his decline, Blair has a shot at making some noise at the center spot for the Spurs this season -- but will he? (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Tony Parker, Cory Joseph, Chris Quinn*
SG: Manu Ginobili, Gary Neal, Danny Green, Adam Hanga
SF: Richard Jefferson, Kawhi Leonard, James Anderson, Da’Sean Butler, Davis Bertans
PF: Tim Duncan, Matt Bonner, Steve Novak*
C: DeJuan Blair, Tiago Splitter, Antonio McDyess

* unrestricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- Manu Ginobili, SG/SF (Rd. 3): 45% FG, 85% FT, 1.7 Threes, 17 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 4.7 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 2 TO
- Tim Duncan, PF/C (Rd. 6): 50% FG, 70% FT, 12.5 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 1.7 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Tony Parker, PG (Rd. 7): 50% FG, 75% FT, 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2.5 TO
- DeJuan Blair, PF/C (Rd. 11): 50% FG, 65% FT, 9.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Gary Neal, SG (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1.5 Threes, 9.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 TO
- Tiago Splitter, PF/C (Rd. 13+): 55% FG, 55% FT, 6 Pts, 5 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 0.7 TO

Sleeper:
Neal

Most likely to surprise:
Blair

Most likely to disappoint:
Duncan

Category specialists:
- Threes: Ginobili, Neal, Bonner
- Steals: Ginobili
- Blocks: Duncan

Things to consider:
- whether a prolonged offseason could benefit Duncan and Ginobili’s production
- how much Blair asserts himself at C
- who, if anyone, emerges with reliable value at SF

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: 6th
- FGM: T-5th
- FGA: 16th
- FG%: 4th
- FT%: 14th
- 3PTM: T-4th
- Reb: 12th
- Ast: 8th
- TO: 6th
- Stl: T-14th
- Blk: T-18th
- Pace: 14th
- Offensive Efficiency: 2nd
- Defensive Efficiency: 11th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B

Bonus:
Manu Ginobili meets Raja Bell

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