30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: San Antonio Spurs
30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: San Antonio Spurs

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day 27:

San Antonio Spurs

Stats are mostly from Cleaning the Glass, but also RotoWire, NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.

  1. DeMar DeRozan has the second-most made two-pointers (495) in the NBA.
  2. Dejounte Murray ranks second in the NBA in steal percentage (3.3).
  3. LaMarcus Aldridge ranks eighth in blocks per game (1.6).
  4. Derrick White's 119.9 points per 100 shot attempts ranks in the 90th percentile for combo guards.
  5. Per 36 minutes, Jakob Poeltl averages 11.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.1 blocks and 1.1 steals.
  6. DeMar DeRozan scores 72% of his baskets unassisted, ranking in the 100th percentile for forwards for that measure of iso scoring.
  7. The Spurs have four players who are in the 90th+ percentile for their position in mid-range shot attempts: DeMar DeRozan (65%), LaMarcus Aldridge (57%), Rudy Gay (44%) and Dejounte Murray (46%).
  8. Bryn Forbes has just 44 shot attempts at the rim this season.
  9. DeMar DeRozan shoots 71% at the rim – in the 91st percentile for forwards.
  10. DeMar DeRozan and Derrick White are both in the 94th+ percentile for their respective position in drawing shooting fouls. DeRozan draws one on 17.9% of shots, while White draws one on 15.6% of shots. DeRozan also draws a non-shooting foul on 2.0% of team plays, which ranks in the 93rd percentile.
  11. Patty Mills has the best point differential on the Spurs (+11.3).
  12. Bryn Forbes has the worst point differential on the Spurs (-10.7).
  13. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge both have negative point differentials. DeRozan is -5.0 and Aldridge is -5.2.
  14. The Spurs score an extra 3.0 points per 100 halfcourt plays with Trey Lyles on the court – the highest mark on the team of anyone that's seen at least 200 minutes.
  15. The Spurs score an extra 6.4 points per 100 misses through putbacks with Jakob Poeltl on the court – a difference that ranks in the 93rd percentile.
  16. San Antonio runs 3.9% fewer transition opportunities with LaMarcus Aldridge on the court – a difference that ranks in the second percentile.
  17. Opponents shoot 3.9% more long mid-rangers with LaMarcus Aldridge on the court – a difference that ranks in the 100th percentile in terms of forcing that shot.
  18. Opponents score an extra 7.4 points per 100 misses through putbacks with DeMar DeRozan on the court – a difference that ranks in the fourth percentile.
  19. Out of all Spurs lineups that have seen 100+ possessions together, the best has a +13.5 net rating and contains Patty Mills, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker, Rudy Gay and Jakob Poeltl. The worst is -2.8 and replaces Walker with DeMar DeRozan.
  20. The Spurs have a -6.4 net rating with both Jakob Poeltl and LaMarcus Aldridge on the court.
  21. The Spurs have a +14.0 net rating with both Jakob Poeltl and Trey Lyles on the court.
  22. San Antonio has a -12.4 net rating with Trey Lyles at center.
  23. The Spurs have the seventh-worst spread differential (-1.2) in the NBA.
  24. On the road against top-10 teams, the Spurs have the seventh-best point differential (-2.1).
  25. The Spurs have the third-best offense (116.3) on the second nights of back-to-backs.
  26. San Antonio has the worst spread differential (-9.4) against opponents who are on the second night of a back-to-back.
  27. San Antonio commits the fewest turnovers (12.1%) in the NBA but is the worst offensive rebounding (21.3%) team.
  28. The Spurs take the most mid-range jumpers (41.7% of team attempts) in the league and have the worst shot profile in the NBA (51.0 location eFG%). However, they're the second-most accurate team from the mid-range (43.9%).
  29. The Spurs allow opponents to shoot the fifth-best percentage from three (38.2%).
  30. San Antonio is the most efficient team in transition (130.3 points per play) in the NBA.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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