Analysis: After winning Las Vegas Summer League MVP honors a year ago, Anderson again torched his overmatched competition, putting forth a full stat line while shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from three-point range. Anderson has proven that he's deserving of a bigger role, but a deep Spurs roster has yet to allow him to do that. The team will have Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and Jonathon Simmons back for the upcoming season, which could prevent Anderson from seeing a significant bump up from the 16.0 minutes per game he averaged in 2015-16. Anderson's spot in the rotation certainly seems secure, but it will probably take an injury or two for his fantasy value to notice a jolt.
Analysis: After deciding earlier this offseason to keep his career going, Ginobili re-signed with the Spurs on a one-year deal and will now turn his attention to the 2016 Summer Olympics in what figures to be his last Games with the Argentinian national team. Since Friday's matchup doesn't have any bearing on the Olympics and is more of a tune-up for both teams, there's little incentive for Ginobili to overextend himself while he's not fully healthy. He should be over the injury when the Olymipcs officially kick off in August.
Analysis: After announcing earlier in the offseason that he would play in 2016-17, Ginobili was never expected to sign with any team other than the Spurs, but San Antonio wasn't able to retain him on the club-friendly contract it was banking on heading into free agency. The 76ers surprisingly submitted a competitive offer to Ginobili, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, forcing the Spurs to more than triple their original offer and facilitate cap space by letting go restricted free agent center Boban Marjanovic, who signed with the Pistons on a three-year, $21 million deal. Though his signing involved more drama than expected, Ginobili should still prove reliable in his usual sixth-man role during the upcoming season after averaging 9.6 points, 3.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.1 steals across 19.6 minutes per game in 2015-16.
Analysis: According to Wojnarowski's report, Duncan is giving serious consideration to playing despite being 40 years old. Duncan's averages took a dip last season, as he averaged just 8.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and it's likely his numbers and minutes would plunge even further during the coming season. However, when healthy, Duncan still shapes up as a great interior defender and a capable finisher around the rim.
Analysis: Leonard issued a statement Thursday on his decision to withdraw from the Olympics, but didn't specify why exactly he chose to opt out. Nonetheless, Leonard's absence will deprive the U.S. of their top wing defender, but the team is still plenty stacked at the small forward spot with all of Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George committing to play in Rio.
Analysis: West saw his playing time diminish greatly in his first year with the Spurs, with his 18.0 minutes per game marking his lowest average since his rookie season. With the salary cap expected to rise at the start of the new league year, West is likely hoping for a bit of a pay raise. Look for West to try and latch on with another title contender, unless of course the 14-year veteran decides to call it a career and retire.
Analysis: Aldridge and Stephen Curry are the latest invitees to pull out of the competition, joining the likes of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and John Wall. Aldridge cited a recent finger/hand injury as the reason he will not participate, so he'll continue to rehab instead of risking an aggravation by playing with Team USA.
Analysis: After totaling just 17 points over the first five games of the series, Duncan was finally able to post his first double-digit scoring game of the postseason. It also marked the first time he took double-digit shot attempts in the playoffs, and the only instance he received over 30 minutes of playing time. Given his struggles at times this season, and his minimal playoff impact, the 40-year-old heads into the offseason with more questions than ever about his future.
Analysis: The All-Star forward was outplayed by Kevin Durant overall, but did turn in his usual numbers throughout the course of the series. Leonard averaged 23.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.5 blocks and 2.5 steals over the six games, and scored between 21 and 31 points in five of those contests. His shooting was inconsistent however, as he posted a success rate from the field south of 40 percent in three of those outings, and only managed to drain 28 percent of his 21 three-point attempts.
Analysis: It was the big man's first game of the series with double-digit rebounds, but his scoring total was also his lowest of the six contests. Aldridge scored between 20 and 41 points in the five other outings, and wrapped up the semifinal round with averages of 26.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.5 steals. He enjoyed a fairly solid first season in a Spurs uniform, particularly after he became acclimated to his role in the offense as the campaign unfolded.