Tim Duncan has agreed to sign a $10 million-plus deal to re-sign for the San Antonio Spurs, according to league sources.
Earlier, Duncan hinted that he’s going to return to Spurs for another term. The 15-time All-star and five-time NBA winner played a key role to help his side sign LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green by accepting a $5 million pay-cut from his salary.
39-year-old Duncan still remains one of the elite power-forwards of NBA.
Duncan was a first overall pick for Spurs in the 1997 NBA draft. Since then, he has led the Spurs to the playoffs for each of the past 18 seasons and won 5 NBA championships.
In 77 games last season, he averaged 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. Now he’s set to return for a 20th NBA season at San Antonio.
Duncan won the MVP award in 2002 and 2003. Thrice he was crowned MVP of the NBA finals in 1999, 2003 and 2005.
The 6-foot-11 forward in his prolonged career has averaged 19.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting rate, 11 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 blocks. According to the Spurs, “The 18-year veteran also became one of two players in NBA history to record at least 25,000 points, 14,000 rebounds and 2,500 blocks in his career.” The only other player to achieve this was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.