Ranking 9 worst Spurs starters of the David Robinson era

Hopefully the Spurs do not have to start anyone this bad in the Victor Wembanyama era.
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4. Paul Pressey

Pressey was one of the best defensive wings of the 1980s. He made three All-Defensive teams, including being selected first-team in 1985 and 1986. The 6’5 wing averaged 14.0 points, 7.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 33.9 minutes per game over five seasons from 1984 to 1989. Pressey spent his first eight seasons in Milwaukee before being traded to the Spurs in 1990 for Frank Brickowski.

The 6’5 immediately stepped into the Spurs rotation, including making 18 starts in 1991. He averaged just 7.5 points, 3.9 assists, and 0.9 steals in 24.0 minutes per game. The 32-year-old was on the decline, but the Spurs needed him to play more in the playoffs. He received 31.0 minutes a night as San Antonio was bounced in the opening round.

Things got worse in year two with the Spurs. He averaged just 13.6 minutes per game but made two starts in the playoffs. San Antonio was swept by the Suns in the first round and released Paul Pressey in May of 1992.

He played just 18 more games with the Warriors before retiring in 1993 at 34 years old. The San Antonio Spurs did not get his best and should not have been starting him next to David Robinson in 25 contests over two years.