The Spurs have one of the best and deepest benches in the NBA. Shooting guard Manu Ginobili is starting to slow down a bit, but he’s still a rock solid player. He is averaging 24.6 minutes, 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game so far this year. PG/SG Gary Neal has started 10 games so far this year, but he has also come off the bench for 10 games. No matter what the role he’s in, he is playing well. Neal is averaging 24.8 minutes, 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game so far this year. Center Tiago Splitter has been a beast off the bench so far this year as he is averaging 18.9 minutes, 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He is shooting 61.6% from the floor so far this year, which is outstanding. Forward Boris Diaw can play almost any position on the court for the Spurs. He has started 9 games for the Spurs so far this year, but he is coming off the bench now. He is averaging 23.6 minutes, 5.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game so far this year. Diaw is shooting a very impressive 57.6% from the floor and 40.6% from three point range so far this year, which is impressive. PF/C Matt Bonner has been solid in his limited P.T. He is averaging 12.7 minutes, 4.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game. Bonner is shooting an outstanding 48.3% from three point range so far this year. Point guard Patrick Mills has been solid this year when he gets a shot to play. Mills is averaging 12.1 minutes, 5.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game so far this year. Finally, SG/SF Nando De Colo is having a rough time shooting the ball so far this year (37.7%), but he has also been very active on the floor. He is averaging 12.2 minutes, 3.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game so far this year. The Spurs’ bench is one of the biggest reasons why they are still an elite team.
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