San Antonio Spurs: 25 players you may have forgotten were on the team

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 11: Tracy McGrady
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – 1994: Kevin Duckworth
PHILADELPHIA, PA – 1994: Kevin Duckworth /

11. Kevin Duckworth

The late Kevin Duckworth may best be known for his one-handed jump shot, something rarely seen in the NBA. It made him stand out, despite never being a dominant player at the center position.

Duckworth’s best years came with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he had a five-year stretch on teams that had Clyde Drexler, Jerome Kersey, and Terry Porter and even made the 1992 NBA Finals.

Through parts of seven seasons in Portland, Duckworth averaged 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. He wasn’t the rim-protecting enforcer that David Robinson or Hakeem Olajuwon was, but did enough to supplement the scoring prowess of the previously-mentioned players.

Before this run with the Trail Blazers began, Duckworth played for the San Antonio Spurs. It was a grand total of 14 games, however, and is his rookie season of 1986-87. He averaged just 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, before getting swapped for Walter Berry in a midseason deal.

Nothing notable came from Duckworth’s time in San Antonio since it was so brief. He did his damage elsewhere, playing for four teams after the Spurs.