Tim Duncan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duncan, Ginobili won’t play against Nuggets

    My San Antonio "The Spurs will be without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili when they face the Nuggets on Friday. The two stayed behind in San Antonio to receive rest, the Spurs announced Thursday. Duncan averages nearly a double-double with 10.0 points and 8.2 rebounds. Ginobili averages 11.4 points and 3.3..." November 27

  • Tim Duncan finishes without a rebound for first time in 19-year career

    ESPN "Eyes widened and dumbfounded looks contorted faces in the wake of the San Antonio Spurs' 104-90 loss on Friday to the New Orleans Pelicans. “Timmy didn’t get a board?” point guard Tony Parker asked. No, he didn’t. That’s right, for the first time in 1,343 career regular-season games, Tim..." November 21

  • Tim Duncan passes former Spur David Robinson on all-time block list

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sixers seemed to be setting it up, testing the old man — and Tim Duncan responded with five blocked shots. That was enough to move him into fifth on the all-time NBA block list, passing his former teammate David Robinson to get there." November 15

  • Duncan says he was duped into bad $1.1 million cosmetics investment

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs star Tim Duncan claims that his former financial adviser duped him into pumping $1.1 million into a “profitable” cosmetics company when it actually was in bad financial straits, according to a new lawsuit. Duncan alleges that the adviser, Charles Banks, did not disclose that Métier..." November 09

  • Spurs' Tim Duncan sets NBA record for most wins with one team

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan stands alone in NBA history. After the San Antonio Spurs' 94-84 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, he has 954 career wins. That's the most for any player with one team. What an amazing record that is. This is Duncan's 19th season in San Antonio. Knicks forward Kristaps..." November 03

  • Tim Duncan on LaMarcus Aldridge: 'I'm going to ride his coattails'

    The Score "At the ripe age of 39, Tim Duncan understands that he's a little too old to carry the San Antonio Spurs as he once did. Enter: LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs won the Aldridge sweepstakes this summer, adding another superstar to their already star-studded core. Aldridge will line up alongside..." September 10

  • Spurs' Diaw says Tim Duncan may have 6 or 7 seasons left in him

    The Score "Age is just a number for San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan, who continued to compete at an All-Star level in 2014-15 at 39 years old. Father Time will eventually catch up with the five-time NBA champion, right? Well, according to teammate Boris Diaw, Duncan may still have a few more..." August 08

  • Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan: 'He's going to tell me what to do during the game'

    Fox Sports "San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is a 39-year-old Defensive Player of the Year candidate who could very well average 20 points and 10 rebounds after his 40th birthday without causing a stir. He's amazing. His coach, Gregg Popovich, knows this more than anyone, but still insists Duncan's..." August 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Yes: Timmy got another full no-trade clause in his new Spurs deal. His third or fourth contract in a row to have one https://t.co/3LCiN17WiY

  • Report: Tim Duncan’s new deal is for two years, starting at $5 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Now that the moratorium has been lifted, the Spurs are starting the process of formalizing their signings for a blockbuster summer. Before signing LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, they’re going to get Tim Duncan‘s deal done, and according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, it’s a two-year deal worth $5..." July 09

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    Straight from Tim Duncan: "I'll be on the court next year" ... story coming soon on http://t.co/LMDPrVQ6z4

  • Tim Duncan to play for Spurs for at least one more season

    Pounding The Rock "It's not a surprise, but Mike Monroe of the Express News reported that Tim Duncan will be in Silver in Black in 2016. It'll be the legend's 19th season (all with the Spurs) in the NBA and he showed little sign of declining last season. " July 02

  • Tim Duncan joining Spurs' recruiting meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

    Yahoo! Sports "Tim Duncan will join Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich as part of the San Antonio Spurs' contingent when they meet with Portland Trail Blazers free agent LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, a source told Yahoo Sports. Duncan's decision to join the group is another indication of..." June 30

  • Spurs think Tim Duncan will be back for a 19th NBA season

    ESPN "The San Antonio Spurs are operating under the premise that Tim Duncan will be returning in 2015-16 for a 19th NBA season, according to league sources. Although Duncan and fellow Spurs mainstay Manu Ginobili have yet to make a formal declaration about their plans for next season, sources told..." June 27

  • Spurs expected to offer Duncan 2-year deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The San Antonio Spurs have as much uncertainty as just about anyone heading into next season. And before any of it can begin to be sorted out, the team is waiting on decisions from Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili as to whether they’re interested in continuing their careers, or if retirement is..." June 21

  • Tim Duncan says he lost $25 million to alleged dishonest financial adviser

    San Antonio Express-News "An attorney for Tim Duncan recently described Charles Banks, Duncan’s long-time financial adviser, as treating the Spurs star as his personal piggy bank. A report from Bloomberg news pinned down the exact figure that Duncan has allegedly been bilked out of: A cool $25 million, more than 10..." June 18

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Parker on Duncan, Manu futures: "I think they're both going to play one more year."

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    Guillermo Contreras @gmaninfedland

    Is #TimDuncan playing next year? His lawyers 2day requested trial for next summer, "so he won't miss playing time." Hmm #Spurs #onemoretry

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge

    Pounding The Rock "No matter how much we resist the idea, Tim Duncan will be gone at some point and the Spurs will need someone to fill his role if they intend to remain contenders. There have been plenty of rumors about LaMarcus Aldridge being on the Spurs radar to be that guy. Yet as great as Aldridge is, it's not..." May 21

  • NBA All-Defensive teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20

  • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili say it's 'too early' to talk about retirement

    SB Nation "In the aftermath of the Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili weren't ready to talk about the possibility of retirement. "It's a little too early to think about that," Duncan told reporters after the..." May 03

  • Duncan, Parker and Ginobili make (more) history

    San Antonio Express-News "They’ve been together for 13 seasons, winning four championships and forever establishing themselves alongside the best trios in NBA history. Spurs stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker enjoyed yet another milestone Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where they played their 730th game together..." April 08

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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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    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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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