Tim Duncan Exercises Option, Unsure About 2016/17

Spurs big man Tim Duncan has elected to exercise his player option for the 2016/17 campaign, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. But despite the veteran choosing to opt in, it doesn’t mean he has definitively decided to continue his playing career, the scribe adds. Duncan is set to earn $5,643,750 if he suits up next season.

Duncan, 40, is still seriously contemplating his desire to continue playing ball and needs time to judge how his body feels, team sources tell Wojnarowski. The Spurs are allowing Duncan to make a decision on his own timetable, despite their plans to pursue unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Durant this summer. The scribe also notes that this is the most serious Duncan has been about hanging up his sneakers and calling it a career at any point over the past few years.

The future Hall-of-Famer saw his production decline this season, averaging a career-low 8.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes per contest over 61 appearances. He shot .488/.000/.702 from the field on the campaign.

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7 thoughts on “Tim Duncan Exercises Option, Unsure About 2016/17

  1. Marvin Hendrix

    Tim Duncan is an excellent all around BB player! Have watched him play over the last 10 years! I certainly hope he can contribute to the Spurs this season. I am well aware of the strain this can put on his body and would not fault him for taking retirement!

  2. Thronson5

    One of my all time favorite players. Been a fan of Basketball, Baseball and Football for 26 years now and I have really enjoyed watching Tim Duncan playing just as much as anyone else even if he isn’t the flashy player and even if he doesn’t have what he use to have. Just such a smart player and such a class act. He will be missed when he retires and it’ll be very strange to watch a Spurs game without him. I can see Gasol taking his spot on that team which isn’t a bad replacement at all

  3. jumpXXV

    He ended up being better than his college “rival” Keith Van Horne, huh? Lol!

  4. Pihc123

    Duncan’s numbers were down for him last season, but those are still good numbers to help the Spurs. He doesn’t T have to out the team on his back but rather help the ten.

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