Tim Duncan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duncan working to rediscover jumper after down season

    San Antonio Express-News "It is Tim Duncan’s 18th NBA season, and the first-ballot Hall of Famer has no intention of easing into retirement. At roughly 250 pounds, Duncan looks as lean and cut as ever, having spent another summer carefully monitoring his diet and working on his jab with local boxer Jesse “James” Leija...." October 16

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Roy Hibbert said he texted #Spurs' Tim Duncan for advice on how "they go about their business" #Pacers would like to imitate their ball mvmt

  • Duncan hesitated at 18th season, but title hopes brought him back

    San Antonio Express-News "At 38, it takes Tim Duncan a little longer to get warmed up that he used to. That goes for everything from workouts to embarking on the marathon that is the NBA season. And yet, with another championship to defend, Duncan said Friday at the team’s annual media day that he can’t wait to get..." September 27

  • Tim Duncan says Danny Ferry is not a racist, talks his future

    CBSSports.com "In an interview with San Antonio sports radio ESPN 1250... wait, first off, it's news that Tim Duncan willingly spoke with sports radio in San Antonio. He commented on the Danny Ferry controversy, and said that he doesn't think Ferry "is a racist in any way." Ferry spent several years with the..." September 24

  • Duncan to Letterman: I considered retirement

    San Antonio Express-News "A day after committing to another season with the Spurs, newly re-crowned NBA champion Tim Duncan appeared on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” and told the titular host he briefly contemplated making a different decision. When Letterman asks Duncan if he thought about retiring after..." June 25

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    Buck Harvey @Buck_SA

    Duncan decision coming, and here's an option I'm hearing: Opts out and signs a 2-year deal that both lowers payroll and rewards him.

  • Sources: Tim Duncan exercises final-year option on contract

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has decided to exercise the final-year option on his contract worth $10.3 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Duncan will revisit his future with the Spurs next summer." June 23

  • Tim Duncan to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday the 24th

    Pounding The Rock "The Big Fundamental will make his second appearance on late night television, his first 17 years ago on Jay Leno's Tonight Show." June 20

  • Parker: Expect Tim Duncan to return

    ESPN.com "Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan eventually will retire, but San Antonio Spurs teammate Tony Parker doesn't expect it to happen just yet. "It will come to an end, but I don't think next year," Parker told reporters after the Spurs beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals for their fifth..." June 17

  • Tim Duncan, after winning his fifth championship, faces retirement questions

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tim Duncan jumped into David Robinson’s arms. Just like 1999, when they celebrated their first championships. Just like 2003, when they celebrated another title and Robinson’s retirement. In 2014, it’s too late for any more beginnings. Is this another end? Long after Robinson closed..." June 16

  • Duncan still undecided about future on brink of 5th title

    San Antonio Express-News "If the Spurs do in fact finish Miami off on Sunday to win their fifth championship, the champagne bottles will barely have been popped when the focus will immediately shift to the future. Specifically that of one Timothy Theodore Duncan, and by proxy the head coach under whom he’s spent every..." June 14

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Posting online now: ESPN sources say Tim Duncan has until June 24 to notify Spurs whether he'll opt in or out of next season's $10.3 million

  • Tim Duncan not ready to retire

    New York Post "The time will come and Tim Duncan will know it. But the time for the Spurs great to retire is not now. “I’ve not come to that point yet,” Duncan said Wednesday when asked about the possibility of retiring if he wins a fifth title with San Antonio. “I don’t know when that’s going to come..." June 05

  • Tony Parker got the silent treatment from Tim Duncan as a rookie

    ESPN.com "Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have shared an awful lot of success teamed on the San Antonio Spurs. They've led them to 13 straight 50-win seasons, five straight Southwest Division titles and three NBA titles since Parker entered the league. However, their relationship did not start off on such..." April 22

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Reassuring to hear Tim Duncan say he has only "a couple more" playoff runs in him. Would seemingly suggest this is not his last then. Right?

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    I'm assuming no Duncan, Parker and maybe others tonight vs PHX, so good chance Dallas remains in 8 spot at least another day.

  • Duncan survives injury scare

    San Antonio Express-News "With Tony Parker already back home nursing his latest injury, the Spurs survived a potentially season-altering incident when Tim Duncan collapsed to the floor clutching his right knee during the first quarter of Thursday’s 109-100 victory at Dallas. Replays showed Duncan’s knee buckle while..." April 11

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    Official report: Duncan hyperextended right knee but is fine; expected to return

  • Duncan continues to climb up rebound list

    San Antonio Express-News "Two games after surpassing former Spurs villain Hakeem Olajuwon on the NBA’s career rebounding list, Tim Duncan has passed another Hall of Famer to move into 11th. Duncan pulled down eight rebounds in Tuesday’s victory at Cleveland, giving him one more than Wes Unseld at 13,770. He now trails..." March 06

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    Paul Garcia PS @PaulGarciaPS

    #Spurs announce Tiago Splitter will play tonight. Parker, Duncan, Kawhi, Baynes out vs. #Blazers

  • Duncan refutes retirement rumor

    San Antonio Express-News "The rumor propagated by former Nuggets coach George Karl that Tim Duncan has made up his mind to retire at season’s end was shot down by the Spurs captain after he helped the Spurs score a 113-103 win over the Clippers at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Citing “whispers” and phone calls,..." February 19

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Feeling around the Spurs has typically been Duncan will keep playing so long as he feels useful. And he's still due 10.3 mil next season.

  • Tim Duncan Overcomes Age, Frustration For Proud Spurs

    NESN "Tim Duncan is human, despite ample evidence to the contrary. He needs rest. He has been injured. He gets frustrated when he plays poorly and excited when he makes a big play. He even has a bad game occasionally. Still, doubts remain. Duncan has been so steady, so straight-faced, so..." February 14

  • Spurs Tim Duncan’s upward trend

    San Antonio Express-News "As his shot abandoned him during the opening weeks of his 17th NBA season, Tim Duncan did what he’s done so often before: Put his head down, done the work and trusted the process. While others typically do shooting work with the help of a coach or teammate, it wasn’t uncommon to see Duncan pull..." February 14

  • Duncan, Parker out against Brooklyn

    San Antonio Express-News "As expected, Spurs center Tim Duncan will be rested tonight against Brooklyn after logging a season-high 40 minutes in Wednesday’s double-overtime victory at Washington, the team announced Thursday. He is joined on the bench by All-Star point guard Tony Parker, who missed the second half and..." February 06

  • Duncan passes Russell on all-time double-double list

    San Antonio Express-News "Injury woes and the Spurs’ first three-game losing streak notwithstanding, it’s been a memorable week for Tim Duncan from a historical standpoint. Having moved into seventh on the career blocked shot list and 20th on the career scoring list, Duncan climbed up another chart on Wednesday with the..." January 31

  • Duncan, Ginobili to sit against Warriors

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will both be rested for tonight’s road game at Golden State, leaving the Spurs without any of their long-time pillars for the last date on their four-game road trip. Duncan, 38, and Ginobili, 36, starred in Wednesday’s 108-101 victory at Phoenix, with the former..." December 19

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Spurs Popovich resting Duncan tonight after playing Knicks Sunday. Diaw starting.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Spurs F Tim Duncan (chest contusion) getting some pre-game work in and looking good. Will know more on his status a little later.

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Tim Duncan out tonight vs Spurs, per Pop. Boris Diaw will start at PF.

  • Duncan listed day-to-day, but doubtful for first road trip

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs likely are to begin their first road swing of the season without All-Star forward Tim Duncan. The 37-year-old big man left Wednesday's season opener 70 seconds into the second half after taking an inadvertent elbow from Memphis' Tony Allen. A CT scan performed Thursday by Spurs..." November 01

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    Jabari Young @jabari_young

    #Spurs said Duncan will travel with team on 3-game road trip, so he could play vs the #TrailBlazers and/or #Nuggets

  • Tim Duncan (chest contusion) is doubtful for Friday against Lakers

    CBSSports.com "During the third quarter of the San Antonio Spurs' season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies, Spurs legend Tim Duncan took an elbow to the chest and left the game. Grizzlies guard Tony Allen came flying into the lane and connected with the future Hall of Famer, causing him to leave the game in..." October 31

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  • Tim Duncan to undergo further examination

    Rotoworld "Tim Duncan left Wednesday's game early in the second half after suffering a chest contusion and will undergo further evaluation on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Friday's game at the Lakers. "He'll get checked out tomorrow," Gregg Popovich said. "He had spasms in his shoulder and his..." October 31

  • Roy Hibbert earns Tim Duncan's respect with work ethic

    Indy Cornrows "The Pacers center took advantage of his opportunity to learn from a Hall of Famer and continues to lean on his mentor. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been working with Tim Duncan for a couple of years now as we've chronicled here here here and here. With an endorsement from new teammate..." October 12

  • Tim Duncan does boxing training with Jesse James Leija

    CBSSports.com "Spurs center Tim Duncan is training with two-time world boxing champion Jesse James Leija. I am terrified of this. After speaking to several scientists and medical experts I have constructed this brief timeline on what would happen if Tim Duncan punched you in the face as hard as he..." August 29

  • San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan still sets the bar

    Charlotte Observer "Tim Duncan backing in on Shane Battier, who is 3 inches shorter, 35 pounds lighter and a Hall of Fame away in terms of talent, that’s better than San Antonio ever could have hoped for with Game 7 of the NBA Finals on the line. Three times an NBA Finals MVP, big Tim is automatic in situations..." June 22

  • Russell sees himself in Tim Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "With his longevity and skill set, Tim Duncan is something of a modern-day Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Indeed, Duncan was named first-team All-NBA this season at 37, the oldest player to earn that honor since the former Lakers star in the mid-1980s. Another legend claims a resemblance — Bill Russell,..." June 20

  • On key possession in Game 6, Duncan was on the floor illegally

    CBSSports.com "On the Spurs' final possession of regulation in Game 6 Tuesday night, Tim Duncan inbounded the ball to Tony Parker, who raced up the court and lofted an errant, fallaway shot from the baseline at the buzzer. One of the best Finals games in years was going to overtime. But rewind that: Duncan,..." June 19

  • Tim Duncan calls Game 5 a ‘must-win’ for the Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "With the Finals deadlocked at two games apiece, and with the scene shifting to Miami for what will be the deciding games of the series, Tim Duncan wasn’t afraid to put Sunday’s critical Game 5 in its proper context. “It is a must‑win,” Duncan said after practice on Saturday. “We don’t want to..." June 16

  • Spurs' Duncan makes credit secondary

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "His name rarely surfaces in the conversation. Mention the subject "G.O.A.T," and it's usually Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson from the past and LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in the present. Even Kevin Durant tends to join the debate ahead of the player who is trying to cement his legacy among..." June 09

  • Spurs' torch has been passed from Tim Duncan to Tony Parker

    Newsday "For Tony Parker, it's been a French evolution. Parker was 19 when he joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2001. They had established stars David Robinson and Tim Duncan and strong-minded coach Gregg Popovich. Parker continued to improve and became more of a focal point of the offense, but with..." June 08

  • Celebrating Old Man Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "For all the similarities with their playing styles and management structure, a distinct difference between Miami and the Spurs is readily apparent while walking around and through the Heat’s home at American Airlines Arena. Individual player images are everywhere — plastered on elevator doors,..." June 08

  • Duncan savors whatever time he has left

    San Antonio Express-News "As far as we know, Tim Duncan is not a Buddhist. But he practices many its most treasured principles — emotional equilibrium, selflessness, focusing on the moment at hand. Which is why he refuses to look back while the Spurs, set to compete for their fifth title, are still moving forward. “I..." May 31

  • Duncan numbers among generation's best

    ESPN.com "Of the players in the post-Jordan era of the NBA, it’s a fair argument that Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are two of the most accomplished individuals. While LeBron James will no doubt be a part of this discussion once his career is near its end, he has not yet built up a statistical resume quite as..." May 29

  • Tim Duncan's dominance at 37 should not be surprising

    USA Today "For a while, Tim Duncan played along, pretending to be amused as the questions kept coming late Saturday night, each one a derivative of how he keeps doing this at age 37. The San Antonio Spurs had just completed what many of their veterans were calling one of the greatest victories over all..." May 26

  • Tim Duncan reportedly delaying divorce proceedings until after end of Spurs’ season

    San Antonio Express-News "A divorce case filed here two months ago that bears only the initials of the husband and wife has all the hallmarks of being that of Spurs star Tim Duncan and his wife, Amy. The case is playing out in Bexar County District Court. Court papers filed last week include a request that legal..." May 25

  • Duncan makes 1st team All-NBA, Parker on second team

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan earned another honor during his resurgent 16th season, making the All-NBA first team for the first time since 2006-07 while Tony Parker was selected to the second team, the NBA announced on Thursday. The Spurs treated them to a round of a applause when the news was announced by coach..." May 24

  • Spurs' Duncan, Splitter ready to get dirty

    San Antonio Express-News "It was just after midnight back in San Antonio when Tim Duncan emerged fully clothed from a back room at Oracle Arena, eased himself into a chair in front of his locker and emitted the worn-out groan of grandpa melting into his favorite recliner for a “Matlock” marathon. Just finished with a..." May 18

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