After he watched Tim Duncan produce eight points and 11 rebounds in the first half of a Spurs rodeo trip victory over the Clippers in February, former Nuggets and Nets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe shook his head in amazement and pondered Duncan's future.

"The way he plays — not in the air, but on the floor, and so smart — I see no reason he can't keep doing this for another two or three years," declared Vandeweghe.

By game's end, Duncan had grabbed 17 rebounds, matched the energy of 23-year-old Blake Griffin and made "two or three more seasons" seem like a no-brainer.