Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 1:40 pm  |  28 responses

Tim Duncan and His Struggles

The Spurs have continued to win at an impressive clip, despite the Big Fundamental’s shortcomings on the offensive end. The Express-News takes a closer look at the numbers: “Duncan’s six points  in the Spurs’ 117-104 victory at Oklahoma City Sunday night marked the third-straight game where he has failed to produce a double-figure scoring effort. Earlier, he scored seven points Saturday night against Philadelphia and six points against the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s never had three consecutive games with below double-figure scoring in the previous 986 regular-season games or 170 playoff games of his career. His scoring is down to 13.4 points per game and his rebounding is at 7.2 points per game. He’s clearly still an important member of the team, but is no longer their focal point as he was earlier in his career. Duncan saw David Robinson go through the same changes late in his career. Robinson was able to morph into a different kind of player who helped the Spurs win an NBA title in his final season in 2003.”

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  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic fredd

    makes me feel old

  • http://slamonline.com Philly

    He Will kill it in the playoffs

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Hes not 03 drob yet, hes still the focal point. Pop is just takin it easy on him. Timmy is in robert horry cruise control.

  • Billions

    I like that statement.. He definitly in cruise control.. Plus if they are winning, he doesn’t care about stats..

  • JER Dawg

    Force a trade to a REAL legitimate contender, Timmy! We love to see you and all your greatness in Purple and Gold!!

  • neaorin

    the latest software update probably had a bug in it or something

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    Nothing to worry about, he was battling the flu since the Clippers game and was forced to play limited minutes. Before that he was his old-self 18 and 11. Plus, TP, Manu and Jefferson are carrying the load and it gives more playing time for our bench.

  • JD

    JER Dawg:8-1 not legitmate enough for you?
    he’s injured but if the spurs play like this for the rest of the season within him injured i dont mind and the rest of the league better be scared when he’s fine

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    I hope he gets fine soon, my fantasy team could really use his rebounds and scoring… the blocks are still there though. which is nice.

  • All Day

    T-Robot is getting older and has a lot of mileage on his legs. Pop needs to reduce his minutes during the season in order to save him for the playoffs. Pop, you need to rest T-Robot more…Father Time is undefeated!

  • andreanglais

    No quote from TD? How odd.

  • Max

    Absolutely no need to worry. The Robot is in Semi-Hibernation mode until playoffs, or till a little after the all-star break.. Matt Bonner, Blair, and Tiago, can get some minutes until then…

  • http://hibachisabas.blogspot.com/ Toni Kukoc


    + there are too many reasons why Pop>>>>Rambis

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    -Installing version 14.0. Expected completion time: May 2011.-

  • Drew

    Last I checked, Spurs are still 8-1 and currently #2 in the West above the Lakers. Believe me, Timmy ain’t losing any sleep over his low stats.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    This is more reason why I would take Karl Malone over Tim Duncan as the greatest power forward ever. BOOK IT!!

  • MikeC.

    Robot is just in power-saver mode. He’s preserving energy and being eco-conscious.

  • tom

    if RJ has his 5 games in the season of earlier in his career, thats the perfect time for TD to ride that and lay back

  • MrSuper

    He played an average of 23 minutes in those games, please…

  • RedRum

    I thought his software had a virus the who last week, no? OK, he is not the 1999-2002 monster he was (though his stats in the playoffs are off the charts for the whole of his career), but even today, I would take a healthy TD before any other post player. Howard and Pau (maybe…) included

  • TheTruth

    @TheSeed If you like choke artist then by all means call karl malone the greatest pf of all time. But if you want a proven winner then you’re cheering for the wrong guy.
    Duncan is the greatest pf of all time!

  • TheTruth

    @RedRum pau gasol? Are you kidding that man is overrated, I swear if he was still with the grizz no one would care about him. I can understand if you said dirk but even then he’s known to let the pressure get to him and choke.

  • Indonesia’s finest

    @TheSeed you’re abysimal and doesn’t have any logic whatsoever

  • Morgan

    TheTruth, have you seen Pau’s numbers this season?! Dude is a beast right now. Pau is top PF at the moment with Dirk an extremely close second. cosign all the guys/gals above who think Timmy D will step it up at the end of the season. TD is a Playoff Master.

  • JoeMaMa

    @The Seed: you’re an emotional fan, not an analytical one. You like ppg, not tpc (titles per career). You enjoy bold statements, not whispered wisdom. Plenty of fans like you, and they make the game fun. It’s why I won’t take your comment seriously. Cheer on guy.

  • Harlem_World

    Co-sign JoeMaMa. BOOK IT!

  • Max

    Karl Malone, did not win. Not with Stock, or with the Lakers. Spurs won with Tim Duncan as their anchor on both offense, and defense. This earlier season resting period should be seen as a blessing for Tim Duncan. So lets please hold off on the negative remarks on Tim the Robot until the Playoffs.

  • mont

    modelT in power save mode