Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 2 months ago

Duncan and Spurs working to finalize a two-year, $10.4 million deal with a player option for second year, David Aldridge of TNT reports.

While reports originally stated that Duncan was inclined to take the veteran minimum to make room for the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard, this deal is still a massive discount for a player like Duncan. Despite approaching 40 years old, Duncan still plays like an All-NBA talent and will now have some pressure taken off him next season with Aldridge joining him in the frontcourt.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 2 months ago

Duncan announced Thursday that he will return to San Antonio next season, FOX Sports reports.

As most expected, Duncan will return for his 19th season with the Spurs. The terms of his new deal have not been released, but he's expected to take a significant pay cut, especially if the Spurs end up signing LaMarcus Aldridge to a max deal.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 3 months ago

Duncan finished his 18th NBA season posting averages of 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 0.8 steals in 29 minutes per game through 77 games in 2014-15.

Entering this offseason as an unrestricted free agent, Duncan will most likely re-sign with the Spurs for his 19th NBA season. The Spurs won 55 games this year, finishing just one game shy of the Rockets, who took the second seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. As a 39-year-old veteran, Duncan's near double-double average defies all signs of regression. Even if Duncan is one of the older players in the NBA, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich likes to rest his veteran players to get the most out of their aging bodies. When Duncan is given three days rest, he averages 18.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 1.2 steals in 31 minutes. Should he decide to re-sign with the Spurs, Duncan will likely continue to start and produce at a high level as one of the best big men in the game for at least another season.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Duncan had another 20 and 10 game, his fourth for the series, ending with 27 points (11-16 FG, 5-8 FT) and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes Saturday in Game 7.

If this is the last time we see Tim Duncan on an NBA court, he didn't disappoint, but with the sort of play we saw, he could definitely go around again. Duncan shot at over 60 percent in five of the seven games in this series and only once had less than 10 rebounds. If he plays again, Duncan should maintain the same stellar value he's had over the latter portion of his storied career.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Duncan grabbed a double-double and stuffed the stat sheet in Game 5 against the Clippers, posting 21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one block in 39 minutes of action.

Duncan was excellent in the crucial Game 5, which ultimately helped the Spurs take a 3-2 series lead against the Clippers. He'll look to close out the series in Game 6.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Duncan stuffed the stat sheet in Game 4 against the Clippers, posting 22 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks before fouling out in 38 minutes of action.

Duncan had a strong performance Sunday, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to help the Spurs rack up a win. With the series tied up at 2-2, expect Duncan to continue to play well for Game 5.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Duncan played a team-high 44 minutes in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Clippers. He put up 28 points (14-23 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block.

Duncan was unstoppable for stretches of Wednesday's game, and despite Old Man River Walk turning 39 years old in two days, he's still finding ways to stay fresh. It helps that there are no back-to-backs in the playoffs. giving him adequate rest time, and that rest also makes Duncan a more reliable option in daily games.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Duncan stuffed the stat sheet in Game 1 against the Clippers on Sunday. He posted 11 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two blocks in 30 minutes of action.

Duncan had a solid start to the 2015 NBA Playoffs, but unfortunately it didn't result in a win for the Spurs. Being the crafty and talented veteran he is, Duncan is likely going to continue playing well for the remainder of the series. Look for him to put out a strong effort in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 5 months ago

Duncan exploded for 29 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocks in 34 minutes of action Friday against the Rockets.

Duncan had quite a massive game Friday, and it certainly helped owners in fantasy. With the NBA playoffs nearing, Duncan may not see this kind of production again in the regular season, as he'll be preparing for the postseason. He should still be owned in all leagues though.

Tim Duncan PF/C SAS 5 months ago

Duncan posted four points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 20 minutes of action Friday against the Magic.

The Spurs took the game early and Duncan was able to rest for the majority. This could be an outlook for Duncan the remainder of the season -- resting him in favor of preparing the Spurs for the NBA playoffs. That being said, owners in fantasy playoffs are the ones to suffer, but Duncan is still worth a spot in all leagues for now.