Sure, the Spurs had their eyes on winning the NBA Championship, but they still had a solid year despite falling a tad short of their goal. The Spurs finished up with a 50-16 (71.4%) record during the regular season and they were 10-4 (71.4%) in the post-season. Here is a look at the players who made the biggest impact for the Spurs in 2011-12:
Team MVP: Tony Parker – 30-year old point guard Tony Parker was outstanding for the Spurs in 2011-12. He played in 60 games (all starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 32.1 minutes, 18.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Parker made everyone on his team better in 2011-12.
Biggest Surprise: Daniel Green – 24-year old SG Daniel Green rose up from the ashes for the Spurs this year. Green played in 66 games (38 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 23.1 minutes, 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Look for his rise to continue next season for the Spurs.
Biggest Disappointment: James Anderson – 23-year old SG James Anderson was a first round pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Spurs, so they were expecting big things out of him. But, he played pretty lousy last year for the Spurs. Anderson played in 51 games (2 starts) for the Spurs last year and he averaged 11.8 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game on a pathetic 37.9% shooting from the floor.