In the history of the San Antonio Spurs there have been some exceptional players. Some of the past and present San Antonio Spur players will always be recognized for their contribution to the NBA.
Sean Elliot is a former professional basketball player. Elliot was NABC player of the year in 1989. In addition, Elliot was the number three pick of the 1989 NBA draft. Sean Elliot eventually retired from the San Antonio Spurs after many successes and accomplishments with the team. Sean Elliot was originally drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 1989.
Sean Elliot finished his career in 2001 averaging 14.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. In addition, Elliot has 2.6 assists per game. Elliot for sure had a very impressive record as an NBA player.
David Robinson is a professional basketball player who player for center with the San Antonio Spurs. Robinson began his successful career in 1989. David Robinson is a 10 time NBA all star. In addition, Robinson is also a two-time NBA Champion. Possibly one of David Robinson’s most memorable accomplishments was that he became a two-time Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee.
David Robinson is considered one of the greatest centers in all of NBA history. After a steady career full of accomplishments Robinson decided to retire from the NBA in 2003. Robinson and another player earned the name “Twin Towers”.
James Silas became a popular figure in the early 1970’s. Silas was first drafted in 1972 by the Rockets. Silas began his career with the Spurs in 1975. In addition, James Silas was named to the ABA all star team in 1975. Silas once again was named to the ABA for a second time in 1976.
It seemed 1976 was a good year for Silas. In 1976 Silas averaged 23.8 points as well as 5.4 assists. In addition within that same year James Silas had 4.0 rebounds per game. Silas played for the Spurs for 8 successful seasons. James Silas proudly displayed number 13 when he played with the Spurs.
Danny Green was number 14 shooting guard for the Spurs. Green was picked by the Spurs in 2010. Danny Green left the Spurs temporarily due to a lockout but eventually returned to the Spurs in late 2011. In 2012 Danny Green signed a new contract with the Spurs which would earn him 12 million dollars over a three year period.
In the first game of the 2012 season Green scored 9 points as well as 2 added blocks in a team victory over New Orleans. On November 11, 2012 Green scored a spectacular 13 points in a win over Thunder. This was considered a huge accomplishment for Danny Green.
2015 was Greens final season with the Spurs. After many successes with the team which made him a household name it was time for Danny Green to move on. Danny Green was certainly one of the greats of the NBA.
There are many exceptional players within the NBA. The Spurs was a strong team that was made even stronger by the talented players that made their mark in NBA history.