Tim Duncan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duncan hits rare 3 to win bet with college buddy

    San Antonio Express-News "A five-time champion, Tim Duncan has proven over and over that he’s made for big moments. So it came to be, on an ordinary Wednesday, near the end of another long regular season, that Duncan rose to the occasion once again. Hitting his second 3-pointer of the year, and only the 30th of his..." March 26

  • Duncan, Ginobili expected back to face Cavs

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs plan on being at full strength for Thursday night’s much-anticipated nationally televised showdown with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center. Manu Ginobili missed Tuesday’s 117-107 win over Toronto with a stomach illness. Tim Duncan left the floor in the final..." March 12

  • After some prodding, Tim Duncan explains secret to his greatness

    New York Post "As Tim Duncan looked around at the crowd of media surrounding him during availability Friday morning, even the famously stoic future Hall of Famer couldn’t help but smile when asked if he could have imagined playing in New York. “I can imagine what it would’ve been like,” Duncan said. Then,..." February 14

  • Gregg Popovich says he considered drafting Scott Pollard over Tim Duncan

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since the Spurs drafted Tim Duncan No. 1 in 1997, he and Gregg Popovich have formed one of the best coach-player pairings in NBA history. But what if San Antonio had chosen someone else? Would Popovich still be regarded as one of the best coaches of all time? Would Duncan have experienced..." February 10

  • Gregg Popovich thinks Tim Duncan will play another year

    SB Nation "According to his long time coach, Duncan's relevance could mean he'll hold off retirement for one more year. The Spurs had an unexpectedly-hard time beating a Magic team that was coming off a nine-game losing streak on Wednesday at home. After a good second quarter, the Spurs stopped executing..." February 05

  • How Tim Duncan's return next year could impact Marc Gasol

    CBSSports.com "In an interview with USA Today, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says that he believes Tim Duncan won't retire after this season. "No matter how (the season) ends, I think Timmy is going to look at (retirement) again," Popovich told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. "And if you ask me, my..." February 04

  • Spurs' Tim Duncan sues financial advisor for more than $1 million

    SI.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit against his longtime financial advisor, seeking more than $1 million in damages, KENS-5 in San Antonio reports. In the lawsuit, Duncan alleges that Charles Banks misused Duncan's $7.5 million investment in his company, Gameday..." January 30

  • As Tim Duncan's age increases, so does his popularity

    Fox Sports Southwest "At age 38, and possibly playing in his final NBA season, Tim Duncan has never been more popular. At least if judging by the league's jersey sales. At no time in his illustrious career has Duncan had a sales run like this on his No. 21 tank. According to the league, Duncan's jersey ranked No. 3..." January 13

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    ESPN SA @ESPN_SA

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills are all OUT for tonight's game. #Spurs

  • Tim Duncan donates $247,000 to cancer genome research project

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is about the most Tim Duncan thing ever. The Spurs iconic big man has donated $247,000 to San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project, the team announced. That’s an open science collaborative using gene sequencing in the fight against cancer, where doctors share all kinds of data for free. Why..." December 02

  • Spurs Injury Report 12/1/14

    NBA.com "Tim Duncan (rest), Patty Mills (right shoulder surgery), Tony Parker (bruised ribs) and Tiago Splitter (tightness, right calf) are listed as out for tonight’s game at Philadelphia. " December 01

  • Kobe Bryant admits he’s “jealous” of Tim Duncan’s stability in San Antonio

    L.A. Daily News "They would soon spend over the next decade competing for NBA championships. They would become arguably this generation’s best players at their respective positions. They would demonstrate how two players can share the same competitive drive despite having glaringly different personalities. But..." November 14

  • Duncan, Giniobili to sit for Spurs Thursday

    Covers.com "At this point nobody should be surprised, but Gregg Popovich has decided that he will rest several players, including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Thursday. 'Pop' has a history of sitting his players, especially veterans, in the second game of back-to-back nights. " November 06

  • 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

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