3. Manu Ginobili
Not that it's even needed to make Manu Ginobili's case for the third-best playoff Spur across the championship rosters, but let's look into some playoff numbers anyway.
3,054 points (3rd in franchise history)
874 rebounds (3rd)
827 assists (3rd)
292 steals (1st)
3-pointers made (1st)
Manu's 2005 postseason alone vaults him near the top of the list, as he put up 20.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game on 43.8% shooting from three. His performance at home in those NBA Finals was legendary, as he scored 26, 27, 21, and 23 to help the Spurs secure their third NBA championship.
Manu will likely headline the 2022 NBA Hall of Fame class to join Tim Duncan, and anything short of a first-ballot selection would be a shock.
2. Tony Parker
While you can make an argument for Ginobili here, his selfless act of coming off the bench for most of his career also allowed for Tony Parker to become the Robin to Tim Duncan's Batman. Like Ginobili, Parker is all over the playoff leaderboards for the Spurs -- second in points (4,045) and steals (198) and first in assists (1,143).
Parker averaged 17.9 points per game all-time in the playoffs, keeping roughly the same average in all four of his championship years.
Tony's 2007 NBA Finals will always be his crowning achievement, as he shredded a young LeBron James and Cavaliers team to the tune of 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 0.8 steals per game in a sweep. His 56.8% shooting mark in those four games as a point guard will always remain one of the most impressive feats in Finals history.
1. Tim Duncan
In the least surprising revelation ever, Tim Duncan comes in as the best playoff Spur of all time. Before jumping into some memorable moments, here's a look at the record books for the Big Fundamental in San Antonio.
5,172 points (1st on Spurs, 6th in NBA history)
2,859 rebounds (1st on Spurs, 3rd in NBA history)
568 blocks (1st on Spurs and in NBA history)
1,217 free throws made (1st, 5th in NBA history)
9,370 minutes played (1st on Spurs, 2nd in NBA history)
There are several more astounding numbers that sum up Duncan's legendary career, but you can go here for those. Tim Duncan's career can only be described as unheard of, as he made the playoffs every single season from 1997 to 2016.
In the end, that amounted to 20.6 points,11.4 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game across his 18 postseasons played. In championship years, those averages jump to 22.0 points, 12 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks.
Tim's 2002-03 season could be argued as the best anyone has ever had, as he won a title, NBA MVP, Finals MVP, and was named to both the All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team.
Not only was Tim Duncan the greatest playoff performer in Spurs history, but he's right up there with the best in league history.