Tim Duncan Will Return: ‘I’ll Be on the Court Next Year’

by July 02, 2015

The seemingly ageless wonder that is Tim Duncan is coming back for his 19th NBA season, confirming Thursday afternoon that he’ll be back to try and help the San Antonio Spurs once again reach the League’s mountaintop.

Duncan, 39, has been active in the Spurs’ free agent pitch to fellow All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge.

Timmy says a chat with head coach Gregg Popovich this Wednesday helped him make up his mind to lace up his kicks for yet another season.

Per the Express-News:

Duncan, a two-time Most Valuable Player and three-time NBA Finals MVP, was part of a Spurs contingent that met in Los Angeles on Wednesday with free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge in an attempt to induce him to sign on with the team. It was during the trip to L.A that he had a chance to sit down with the only NBA head coach for whom he has played.


Duncan is coming off a season in which he earned third-team All-NBA honors and selection to the second-team All-Defensive team. He averaged 13.9 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game in the regular season. His output was even better in the Spurs’ seven-game playoff series against the Clippers: 17.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists.


Details of a contract for Duncan are not yet known but the Spurs made clear they wanted him to return if he wanted to continue to play.

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