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.
“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….