Tim Duncan (1997-1998)
Tim Duncan beat out Keith Van Horn to be the No. 1 pick in the 1997 Draft and didn’t disappoint the Spurs, who paired him alongside David Robinson. The Wake Forest product averaged 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks his rookie year and led the Spurs to a 53-29 record. He won the Rookie of the Year award and astoundingly won Rookie of the Month every month of the season.