Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 San Antonio Spurs

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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