33-year old Manu Ginobili is still the main man at shooting guard for the Spurs. He played in 75 games (22 starts) for the Spurs last season and he averaged 28.7 minutes, 16.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Ginobili has now played in 553 games (261 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 27.8 minutes, 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The Spurs like to bring Ginobili off the bench but I think he will be starting this year.
21-year old rookie first round pick James Anderson will be learning behind Ginobili. He played in 33 games for Oklahoma State last year and he averaged 34.1 minutes, 22.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Anderson played in 101 games in his three years for the Cowboys and he averaged 32.8 minutes, 17.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Anderson has a nice upside but the Spurs will likely bring him around slowly.
24-year old Garrett Temple proved that he could score as a rookie last year. He played in 27 games (4 starts) last season with the Rockets, Kings & Spurs last year and he averaged 12.4 minutes, 5.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. Temple will likely be doing a lot of watching this year.
George Hill will also likely get some P.T. at shooting guard in 2010-11 for the Spurs and he’s pretty solid there.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2010-11: A