Spurs: The Best and worst stat from everyone on the roster
By Josh Paredes
Best stat: 11-of-26 (42.3%) from three
Bryn Forbes was brought back to the Spurs for one reason: to put the ball in the basket from deep. After a rough 1-for-10 start, he's made nine of his last 16 attempts to get back to where he needs to be from behind the line.
Worst stat: Defensive Rating of 111
While the Spurs average allowing 103.8 points per 100 possessions, that number shoots up to 111 when Forbes is on the floor. That number is tied with Doug McDermott for worst on the team. Unfortunately, this information is probably the least surprising thing in this article.
Best stat: 8.1 rebounds per 36 minutes
As another player not getting much playing time, it's easier to show Keita Bates-Diop's improved rebounding on a per-36-minutes basis. His 8.1 is easily the most he's averaged in his career, as are his 3.1 rebounds per game.
As an undersized forward, Keita has been needed to help on the glass in Jakob Poeltl's early absence, and he's been doing that.
Worst stat: 1-of-7 (14.3%) from three
My challenge to Keita before the season was to remind us all he can shoot the ball from the outside. He's been able to light it up from downtown in the G League in the past, but that's never quite translated to the NBA. Unfortunately, that's been true so far once again.
Best stat: 1.3 blocks per game
Drew Eubanks was given the unenviable task of trying to fill Jakob Poeltl's shoes once the Austrian center was put into health and safety protocols. While he hasn't been nearly as productive, he's been blocking shots at a better rate than expected. His 3.3 blocks per 36 minutes are easily the most on the team, and they're a welcome sight given the presence the Spurs have been missing inside.
Worst stat: 3.1 turnovers per 36 minutes
For someone who doesn't get the ball in his hands very often, having 12 turnovers in 10 games isn't ideal. Eubanks sometimes gets careless after securing rebounds or gets stripped on the way to the bucket, both of which are correctable issues with better focus.