San Antonio Spurs all-time role player starting lineup

The superstars always get the glory, but there is no success without role players keeping the team glued together.
Robert Horry, Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas, Fabricio Oberto, Ime Udoka
Robert Horry, Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas, Fabricio Oberto, Ime Udoka / Stephen Dunn/GettyImages
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Point Guard: Patty Mills

One of the all-time greatest nicknames in Spurs history belongs to Patty Mills. It is difficult to top Sir Patrick Thrillingston, and there will be no apologies for that being part of the criteria. Monikers aside, the Australian point guard was a fan favorite for the infectious energy he brought on and off the court during his time in Alamo City.

If you compiled the best teammates in NBA history, Mills would no doubt see his name on that list. His towel-waving, yelling, and celebrating from the bench is legendary, and he genuinely loved seeing his teammates do well. Patty Thrills never caused an issue for the team. He knew his role and played it to perfection for the Spurs.

Patty brought the same energy he possessed on the bench to the hardwood. It was difficult to keep up with him as he sprinted to his spots for wide-open looks and pulled up for an occasional 30-foot three-pointer. He ran the offense when Parker was on the sidelines, and he could drop 20 points on your head if you didn't pay enough attention to him.

Runner-Up: Avery Johnson

These guys are rare. They played the game with care and a special attention to detail that made them fantastic teammates. Spurs fans will remember them not for the number of points they scored, but all the emotions they evoked as everyone cheered for San Antonio to take home another championship. None of them were superstars, but that doesn't mean they weren't super for the Silver and Black.