Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) celebrates after a victory against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Spurs defeated Miami 104-87 to win the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Tim Duncan may sign two-year deal with Spurs


San Antontio Spurs big man Tim Duncan has a player option in his contract for the upcoming season, one that he was expected to exercise moving forward. However, it appears as if there may have been a change of plans though San Antontio Spurs fans need not worry as it’s actually good news.

Duncan, who celebrated his most recent NBA championship in a very small car at Chick-fil-A, may decide to sign a two-year contract with the Spurs instead, this according to Buck Harvey.

“Tim 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.”

It’s essentially a win/win scenario for all involved. The Spurs get to retain their franchise big man (who appears determined to destroy father time) for two more seasons, they get to lower payroll and fans of the San Antonio Spurs get to see their franchise icon on the court for at least two more seasons.

Of course, Tim Duncan leaving the franchise was never an option so the fact that he’s open to signing a two-year deal shows more of a commitment to playing rather than retiring, which for a moment, seemed like a possibility – especially given how many times we see players decide to ‘go out on top’.

Duncan’s player option for the upcoming season would be $10 million dollars and while it’s not known what his new deal would cost the Spurs, he would understandably help them alleviate some payroll crunches while possibly putting themselves in position to add talent. Just what they need….

 

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  • fourputtsforsnowman

    Awesome rumor. Hope its true. When I look at TD, then read that garbage Kevin Darunt put out there about K Leonard, I’m glad I’ve been a lifelong Spurs fan. Can’t wait to see if this is true and see what M. Cuban has to say about it. The Spurs were fun to watch this year.

  • MarioEdwards

    See that’s how a true superstar helps his team while still being the main man. Other “stars” take note. Spurs classy selfless and an example both on and off the court