The Top 30 San Antonio Spurs of all time

Where will Victor Wembanyama land among the greatest players to ever don the Silver and Black?

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Since their inception as the Dallas Chaparrals in 1967, the San Antonio Spurs have established themselves as one of the most successful franchises in sports history.

Projected to keep an overall regular season win percentage above 60% for the foreseeable future, the Silver and Black have the highest win percentage of any team in the association and five NBA championships to their name. Only four teams have secured more titles over their history: the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and Golden State Warriors.

The new era of Spurs basketball is still working to get back to its glory days and reach the pinnacle for the first time since 2014, and the arrival of generational talent Victor Wembanyama should go a long way toward that happening.

The French sensation will be trying to follow in the footsteps of several big-name players who've acheived success in the Alamo City in the form of individual accolades and championship hardware.

Since we haven't published a list of the top players in franchise history since 2017, it's about time we have an update. Before jumping into my list of the top 30 Spurs in franchise history, here are a few notes.

  • The list, order, and reasoning are all my own opinions, so if you have any issues with a snub or someone's placement on the list, feel free to blame me (quietly, to yourself).
  • For the purpose of this list, I didn't consider one-year players. So you won't be seeing guys like Dominique Wilkins or John Lucas on here, even if they were outstanding players.
  • I only took into account each player's time with the Spurs themselves, not their entire NBA career.
  • I don't have one specific criterion I'm applying across the board. For some guys, I'm bumping them up due to their contributions to NBA titles and the direction of the franchise. For others, I'm putting more stock into individual stats and my research than my own personal feeling about the player. After all, many of these guys played before I was even born.

Let's get started with number 30.

30. Frank Brickowski (1987-90)

Traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Spurs during the 1986-87 season, Frank Brickowski spent three seasons with them and had the best season of his career in San Antonio in 1988.

While he averaged a fairly productive 11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in the Alamo City, he had the misfortune of being traded just one season into David Robinson's arrival due to an increase in the NBA's salary cap.

Brickowski wouldn't manage to win a championship in his career, but he helped the Seattle SuperSonics make the NBA Finals in 1996.

Highlight: Dropping 34 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists in a win over the Houston Rockets in 1988.