( 4UMF NEWS ) Tim Duncan Says He Will Retire:
Duncan, 36, has played increased minutes in the NBA playoffs as the Spurs have climbed to a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 2 is Tuesday (9 p.m. ET, TNT). Duncan is in good health and productive again after battling knee and foot injuries for years.
And he’s ready to commit to the Spurs for good, he told Yahoo Sports:
“Though I shouldn’t say that; I have to threaten them that I’ll leave,” Duncan joked. “No … I’m not going anywhere. You can print that wherever you want to. I’m here and I’m a Spur for life.”
Duncan says he could play another season or two. He’s been with the Spurs since they selected him first overall in the 1997 draft, and in each of those years except the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season, the team has won 50 games.
The Spurs are playing their best basketball right now, having won 19 consecutive games. Duncan has averaged 17.4 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game in the playoffs.
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