San Antonio Spurs all-time draft steal starting lineup
Shooting Guard: Manu Ginobili
Parker was a shoo-in at point guard, and it should be no shock for Spurs fans to see Manu Ginobili secure the shooting guard position in our lineup. San Antonio chose the smooth Argentinian with the second-to-last pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, leaving every other team wondering how they let the best player in the class slip through the cracks and into the second round.
Ginobili took three years to come stateside, but he was a seamless fit for the team-first culture and international flare of the Spurs once he arrived in the 2-1-0. Though he sacrificed touches and shots to come off the bench in his prime, he still garnered All-Star and All-NBA nods as a vital component of four titles during his tenure in Silver and Black.
The six-six swingman is a gold medalist, one of the most celebrated sixth men in league history, and a Naismith Hall of Famer. And he popularized the euro-step that practically every player has in their toolbox nowadays. The Spurs will likely never have another player quite like Ginobili, and it is impossible to exclude him from this all-time starting five.