Tim Duncan is set to return for the 19th season of his NBA career. Duncan’s contract with the Spurs expired this summer, but it was widely expected that the veteran star would continue his illustrious NBA career staying at Spurs. Forward Duncan revealed to San Antonio Express-News that he’s going to come back next season.
Named as a candidate for the defensive player of the year last season, despite being plagued by injuries, Duncan averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game for the Spurs, leading them to sixth seed side. A Chris Paul buzzer-beater ousted Spurs in the first round of playoffs in 2014-15. The 38-year-old played 77 games for the 55-win team and shot 55 percent from the field. He led the Spurs to their maiden NBA title in 2013-14 season.
The contract details of Duncan will be readied after the Spurs finalize whether they will rope in LaMarcus Aldridge or Marc Gasol. With the franchise icon back in the roster, the Spurs can focus on signing a star free-agent.