Outside Looking In – Dominique Wilkins | Before the 1996-1997 season, Dominique Wilkings was playing professionally in Greece before signing a one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Once he came on, he found out that he would be the player that San Antonio would go to most of the time due to the fact that David Robinson would miss many games due to separate injuries.
In his only season with the Spurs, he played in 63 games. He did make the most of his opportunity as he logged 30.9 minutes, 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
According to Basketball Reference, Wilkins’ PER (player efficiency rating) was 19.6.
What really jumped out about that season, was not the way Wilkins played but how many games the team did win, league-worst 20 games in 1996-97.
We all know what that led to during the draft. A fellow by the name of Tim Duncan was selected number one and as they say, the rest is history.