The 7 Greatest Spurs in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

These players possess the highest Player Efficiency Ratings in Spurs franchise history.

David Robinson, Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
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5. LaMarcus Aldridge - 21.6

Speaking of players that may be somewhat surprising to find this high on a list for PER, LaMarcus Aldridge's journey with the Spurs was also a bit different at the end than it was envisioned in the beginning. Coming to San Antonio via free agency in 2015, LaMarcus joined a team that was a year removed from a championship.

The thought was that Aldridge would become a cornerstone for the Spurs' frontcourt going forward. Tim Duncan was on the doorstep of retirement, and San Antonio would need a polished and proven player to attempt to extend the dynasty once he decided to walk away.

The result was the Spurs winning the bidding war over the Lakers and a few other teams for LaMarcus. He helped the team to back-to-back 60-win seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17, but things took a turn when Kawhi Leonard's availability vanished during the following season. Aldridge put together a supernova effort in Kawhi's absence, but the team sputtered and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

LaMarcus remained with the Spurs for the next two and a half seasons before agreeing to a buyout with the team heading toward a total rebuild. As it pertains to his PER, Aldridge was known as a master of the midrange. His 17-footer was near-automatic. While that shot may be considered a low-percentage one statistically speaking, it was a high-percentage one for him.