Top 5 Spurs leaders in blocked shots

As Victor Wembanyama completes his rookie season, we take a look at the top 5 Spurs players with the most blocked shots in franchise history.
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1) Tim Duncan - 3020 blocks

To surpass David Robinson in terms of blocks, a player must possess exceptional skills, so being considered among the top 5 basketball players of all time is helpful. This is why Tim Duncan is the only Spurs player who has managed to surpass The Admiral with just 66 blocks.

Duncan's career is nothing short of impressive. He was a 5-time NBA champion, 3-time finals MVP, and 2-time season MVP, in addition to being the all-time leading scorer in San Antonio. These credentials showcase Duncan's incredible talent and hard work throughout his career, which earned him a place among the greatest basketball players of all time.

Duncan's contributions to the Spurs' defensive game were remarkable. He was part of the NBA All-Defensive Team on 15 occasions, the most in the NBA's history and a testament to his defensive prowess. Duncan was also known for his mental strength on the court, which was enviable to many of his contemporaries.

Timmy's blocking ability was exceptional, as he averaged 2.2 blocks per game over 19 seasons and almost 1,400 games. This made him the top blocker in the history of the Spurs and the fifth-most in NBA history. His consistency and longevity in the game are a testament to his hard work and dedication to the sport.

Wembanyama's rookie season showed there are no heights he can't reach

The expectations for Victor Wembanyama are sky-high, and it's clear that by the end of his career, he is expected to become the new top blocker in the league, a title currently held by Hakeem Olajuwon with 3830 blocks. However, achieving this feat won't be easy for Wembanyama, as he must stay injury-free and maintain an optimal level of performance to continue averaging at least 3 blocks per game each season.

That being said, there is a good chance that by the end of next season, Wembanyama will become the sixth-highest shot blocker in the history of the organization. If he can replicate his previous year's numbers, where he obtained 254 blocks, he will reach the 512 that George Johnson achieved as a member of the Spurs.

The most important question, however, is whether Victor will remain loyal to San Antonio throughout his career to compete for the top spots. If he is lured away by the desire to explore a big market later in his career, it may prevent him from reaching the numbers of the best two players in the history of the team.