This preseason, six players donned the Silver and Black for the first time in their careers with the San Antonio Spurs. Ranging from NBA rookies to 14-year veterans, they had varying degrees of success in the five warmup games leading to the 2021-22 regular season.
First-round draft pick Joshua Primo, the youngest player in the NBA, received playing time in all five games. While that's a good sign about his long-term future with the Spurs, it's still unclear whether his immediate future will be with the Austin or San Antonio version.
Besides Primo, the other first-year Spurs to get playing time in the preseason were Doug McDermott, Jock Landale, Joe Wieskamp, Thaddeus Young, and Al-Farouq Aminu. Zach Collins, the other fresh face to the Spurs, was sidelined as he continues to rehab his foot injury.
Here's how the minutes per game broke down throughout the five games for the six first-year Spurs:
Doug McDermott - 21.1
Thaddeus Young - 17.1
Jock Landale - 11.1
Al-Farouq Aminu - 10.5
Joshua Primo - 9.7
Joe Wieskamp - 7.4
Let's do a deeper look into how these guys played in their debut Spurs' preseason.