The San Antonio Spurs have had more than their fair share of star players but they’ve also had some great role players over the past decade.
Over the past decade, the San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed a level of success that very few other organizations have reached. Led by Hall of Famers like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, the Spurs captured their fifth NBA Championship in 2014. After the Big Three the team was led by more star talent with Kawhi Leonard, and now LaMarcus Aldridge.
The stars have helped carry the way but the Spurs have had their share of outstanding role players as well. They’ve seemingly always had one of the best bench units in the league and have constantly had great complementary players on the roster. Many of these role players would leverage their success with the Spurs into greater paydays with other teams.
Over the past ten years, there have also been those unique players who captured the attention of fans but never had a major impact. These fan favorites are the kinds of players who may rarely play but immediately make the game more interesting when they were on the court.
Players like Boban Marjanović and Jonathon Simmons fall into this category. Neither one played in San Antonio for long but both had a special connection to the fans. For Simmons, it was his storybook career start that endeared him to fans. Boban is simply Boban and is beloved everywhere he goes.
The Juice and Boban were great to watch while they played for the Spurs but didn’t make a big enough impact on the Spurs’ overall success over the last ten years to make this list.
Before we get into the four greatest Spurs role players of the past decade there are a few honorable mentions who deserve covering. These players made critical contributions in their time with the team but not enough to make the top four.