San Antonio Spurs All-Time Lists

The Top 30 Players in San Antonio Spurs History

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23. John Beasley (1967-72)

This is one of those "putting more stock into individual stats" guys I mentioned earlier. I wasn't around for the Dallas Chaparrals' inaugural season in 1967, but it's hard to argue the numbers John Beasley put up through his 334 games with the organization.

A 6-9 power forward, the Texarkana-born talent was an All-Star in his first three seasons, winning the All-Star Game MVP in 1969. Through a little over four seasons, he averaged 17.9 points and 11.0 rebounds per game for the Dallas/Texas Chaparrals before finishing his career in Utah.

Highlight: Beasley leads the Chaparrals past the first round of their first-ever playoffs in 1968, averaging 27 points per game in the three-game sweep.

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22. Rich Jones (1969-75)

Spending six seasons with the franchise, Rich Jones is one of the few players to hit the court as a Dallas Chaparral, Texas Chaparral, and San Antonio Spur. He helped them to the playoffs in five of his six seasons, averaging 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.1 assists.

Highlight: Rich Jones makes an All-Star appearance as a Chaparral in 1973 and as a San Antonio Spur in 1975.

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21. Swen Nater (1973-75)

Another star before my time, Swen Nater's league-best average of 16.4 rebounds per game in 1975 alone earns him a spot somewhere on this list. Nater averaged over 12 rebounds per game in six different seasons, including both years he spent in San Antonio.

Overall, Nater put up impressive averages of 14.8 points, 15.2 rebounds, and a block per game through 140 games. If he had stayed in San Antonio longer, he'd easily be a few spots higher on this countdown.

Highlight: Swen Nater makes the All-ABA Second Team in his first season with the Spurs.

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