San Antonio Spurs: Top Win Share player in every NBA season

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BOSTON - 1982: George Gervin
BOSTON - 1982: George Gervin
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The San Antonio Spurs’ Top Win Share player for every season of their existence in professional basketball.

The San Antonio Spurs roster has seen some of the NBA’s all-time greats pass through. From Tim Duncan to David Robinson and modern-day Spurs like Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, it’s been a historic ride for the organization. Kawhi Leonard is next in line to take that franchise mantle.

Through the years, these players have been top contributors toward successful seasons, including the duration of the Gregg Popovich era. This has seen a winning year in every season since 1997-98, when Duncan was a rookie.

Advanced statistics can also show the top players on a team, but with a more detailed look. One instance is Win Shares. Basketball-Reference has the Spurs’ leader in Win Shares in every season of their existence dating back to the ABA days. These can all be seen below:

  • 1967-68: John Beasley (8.9)
  • 1968-69: John Beasley (8.1)
  • 1969-70: Glen Combs (8.6)
  • 1970-71: John Beasley (6.8)
  • 1971-72: Donnie Freeman (8.9)
  • 1972-73: James Silas (7.4)
  • 1973-74: James Silas (7.9)
  • 1974-75: George Gervin (10.0)
  • 1975-76: James Silas (13.1)
  • 1976-77: George Gervin (10.5)
  • 1977-78: George Gervin (12.0)
  • 1978-79: George Gervin (11.4)
  • 1979-80: George Gervin (10.6)
  • 1980-81: George Gervin (10.5)
  • 1981-82: George Gervin (10.7)
  • 1982-83: Artis Gilmore (11.0)
  • 1983-84: Artis Gilmore (6.7)
  • 1984-85: Artis Gilmore (10.5)
  • 1985-86: Alvin Robertson (8.6)
  • 1986-87: Dave Greenwood (6.2)
  • 1987-88: Alvin Robertson (5.8)
  • 1988-89: Willie Anderson (4.9)
  • 1989-90: David Robinson (15.1)
  • 1990-91: David Robinson (17.0)
  • 1991-92: David Robinson (13.9)
  • 1992-93: David Robinson (13.2)
  • 1993-94: David Robinson (20.0)
  • 1994-95: David Robinson (17.5)
  • 1995-96: David Robinson (18.3)
  • 1996-97: Will Perdue (4.4)
  • 1997-98: David Robinson (13.8)
  • 1998-99: Tim Duncan (8.7)
  • 1999-00: Tim Duncan (13.0)
  • 2000-01: Tim Duncan (13.2)
  • 2001-02: Tim Duncan (17.8)
  • 2002-03: Tim Duncan (16.5)
  • 2003-04: Tim Duncan (13.1)
  • 2004-05: Tim Duncan (11.2)
  • 2005-06: Tim Duncan (10.8)
  • 2006-07: Tim Duncan (13.0)
  • 2007-08: Manu Ginobili (11.1)
  • 2008-09: Tim Duncan (10.1)
  • 2009-10: Tim Duncan (10.9)
  • 2010-11: Manu Ginobili (9.9)
  • 2011-12: Tony Parker (7.1)
  • 2012-13: Tony Parker (9.3)
  • 2013-14: Kawhi Leonard (7.7)
  • 2014-15: Tim Duncan (9.6)
  • 2015-16: Kawhi Leonard (13.7)
  • 2016-17: Kawhi Leonard (13.6)

Robinson topped the list at 20.0 in the 1993-94 season. This saw him average a league-high 29.8 points per game and 10.7 rebounds.

The lowest is Perdue at 4.4 in the 1996-97 season. He had 8.7 points and 9.8 rebounds on what turned out to be one of the NBA’s worst teams, according to record.

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Who will have the most Win Shares for the 2017-18 season? Will it be someone not named Kawhi Leonard?

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