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San Antonio Spurs: 2017-18 season points leaders entering the new year

By Rob Wolkenbrod
PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 20: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20, 2017 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 20: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20, 2017 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
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As 2018 hits, let’s look at the San Antonio Spurs’ points leaders through the 2017-18 season.

The San Antonio Spurs crossed the two-and-a-half month mark of the 2017-18 season. So far, it stands at a 25-12 record, with the latest game against the Detroit Pistons. This resulted in a 93-79 loss, capping the Silver and Black’s 2017 portion of this campaign.

Normally, Kawhi Leonard would lead the way. However, after he missed the first quarter of the season, it changed the team’s dynamic, along with a new look to the stat sheet. This was all Leonard in 2016-17, and put him in the MVP conversation.

As for 2017-18, it became the LaMarcus Aldridge Show. He stepped in and rose to the occasion, becoming the team’s leading scorer. It’s something that may continue for the rest of the season, as he’s settled into the primary role, while Leonard eventually splits the duties, once healthy.

The season’s points list features new names, as well, like Rudy Gay. Where did he fit in the 2017 portion of the season? Let’s take a look, along with the other leading scorers in points per game. This includes players that appeared in at least 10 games:

  1. LaMarcus Aldridge – 22.0
  2. Rudy Gay – 11.5
  3. Pau Gasol – 10.9
  4. Patty Mills – 9.4
  5. Tony Parker – 9.2
  6. Danny Green – 8.9
  7. Kyle Anderson – 8.6
  8. Manu Ginobili – 8.4
  9. Bryn Forbes – 6.8
  10. Dejounte Murray – 6.5

It’s a top-heavy list, but one that will change once Leonard plays more games. Through six appearances, he put up 13.5 points per game.

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

Who will rise up this list in 2018? Who will fall out of the top 10 when Leonard gets more game time?

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