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15. Malcolm Thomas
Malcolm Thomas has not yet logged any court time as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. However, his contract was recently guaranteed for the remainder of the season, so it remains likely that the stretch 4 will find his way onto an NBA court before the season's end.
14. Nando de Colo
Nando de Colo is tearing up the D-League, averaging more than 23 points, six rebounds and nearly six assists. But those eye-catching statistics have yet to translate into the NBA, as De Colo remains a lost member of a deep backcourt. Currently jumping from Austin to San Antonio—and then back again (and then again...)—the French point guard has fallen out of the rotation.
13. Matt Bonner
Matt Bonner's time in San Antonio appears to be drawing to an end. With his contract expiring at the end of the year, it appears as though the fan favorite is destined to finish his career with a different team. As an oversized three-point specialist, Bonner—who struggles to find playing time—remains a liability as a defender and rebounder. Though Spurs fans will always have a special place in their hearts for the Red Rocket, his importance to the squad is in his value as a trade piece.
12. Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes is still raw, and given the shortness of his NBA career, it isn't surprising. He is gifted on a physical level, possessing hulk-like strength and a gladiator's frame. He has made use of his limited court time, emerging as a force on the boards and a decent post player on offense. In light of the injury to Tiago Splitter, Baynes might find a bit more playing time whenever the team is in need of another big body, though his chances of becoming a consistent rotation player are slim.
11. Cory Joseph
Like the others, Cory Joseph struggles to find consistent playing time, logging minutes solely in blowouts or due to injuries. That said, whenever he takes the court, he does numerous things well. He remains a strong defender and a capable orchestrator. Though he is buried behind Tony Parker and Patty Mills, Joseph is talented and only needs an increased opportunity to thrive. Unfortunately, the depth of San Antonio's backcourt doesn't make that a likely chance.