5 NBA Players Who Would Fit Right In With San Antonio Spurs

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5 NBA Players Who Would Fit Right In With San Antonio Spurs

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The San Antonio Spurs have been known to be called "boring" and hard to watch. But a real basketball enthusiast appreciates the intricate and detailed approach Gregg Popovich has instilled in his players and organization.

In order to play for the Spurs, it almost seems like a player must fit a certain persona that comes along with the black and silver. The Spurs are not flashy and boastful, but they are a microcosm of the city in which they reside. They reflect the hard-working yet laid back vibe of San Antonio.

Many players have come through the Spurs organization quietly and left without a peep. It is almost as if people forget the Spurs are in the NBA until the playoffs come and fans are forced to partake in the lackluster performance. But the Spurs are not a blockbuster movie, only existing for the viewers' pleasure and entertainment. They are a consistent entity that provides the league with class and stability on and off the court, which seems to be lacking in the game's culture these days.

Most Spurs players will not be on the SportsCenter Top 10 very often or be seen in the latest commercial, but they will be seen in the games that matter the most. The biggest publicity the Spurs organization has ever seen was probably Tony Parker marrying actress Eva Longoria, but that is a story for another time.

Let's take a look at five players who embody the same attitude and could dawn a Spurs jersey in the future.

Winston Harris is a San Antonio sports writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @winstonharris34, "Like" him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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5. David Lee - Golden State Warriors

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David Lee of the Golden State Warriors is rarely talked about in any forum of basketball but consistently produces for the teams he has landed on. The dirty work that Lee is willing to do would make him a great option in a Spurs lineup.

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4. Jodie Meeks - Los Angeles Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks is a three-point specialist with an even keel demeanor on and off the court. His straightforward approach to the game qualifies him as a "boring" player to watch which is common of Spurs players.

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3. Joe Johnson - Brooklyn Nets

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Joe Johnson's seemingly uninterested approach toward the game of basketball would mesh right in with the Spurs who seem to almost look like they don't want to be at some games themselves. Similar to Tracy McGrady, Johnson carries himself in a way that some can question his passion and motivation for the game.

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2. Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers

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The NBA's fastest rising star in Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers has the talent and lack of social exposure that would be fitting of a Spurs player. Lillard's speed and shooting ability could fill the gap the Spurs will be missing once Tony Parker's career has come to an end.

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1. Kevin Love - Minnesota Timberwolves

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Kevin Love is a perfect example of what the Spurs organization seeks in a player. He is a high character, gritty and talented player. His versatility as a post player who can stretch the floor with his shooting ability would compliment Popovich's offensive schemes with ease. And Love has rarely ever made any off-court news which mirrors the lifestyle of Tim Duncan in a sense.

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  • Scott

    I really think that Greg Monroe should be on this list. His style of play would be a natural fit with Pop’s system and if traded to San Antonio this season… he would be able to learn first hand from Duncan. Detroit is in a bad spot right now, and they can’t decide whether or not they should trade Monroe this season before they lose him for nothing in free agency. This would be a fit that would make sense for all sides. San Antonio owns it’s first and second round picks in the upcoming draft and those are assets that Detroit would love to acquire. To make salaries match, I would say (Bonner, 1st round pick, future 2nd round pick) in exchange for (Monroe, Villaneuava’s expiring contract).