Could this be it for Tim Duncan?
The greatest power forward in NBA history is said to be “leaning strongly” toward retirement.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 4, 2016
Duncan, 40, gave no hints as to what his plans were after the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated from the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
Duncan has left team officials, close associates and friends with a strong belief he’s preparing to make an announcement in the near future on his departure, sources said.
Duncan recently elected to exercise the $5.6 million player option on his 2016-17 contract – a payment the Spurs could still make to Duncan regardless of whether he plays or retires.
Duncan – a five-time NBA champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP and two-time regular-season MVP – would be remembered as one of the great winners and leaders in NBA history. […] For his career, Duncan has averaged 19 points and 10.8 rebounds. In 61 games last season, he averaged 8.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in a little more than 25 minutes a night.