Tim Duncan is expected to stay with the San Antonio Spurs after reportedly signing a three-year contract with the team worth about $36 million.
Duncan, the face of the San Antonio squad, called himself a Spur for Life in March, according to ESPN, and the new reported contract may ensure that he remains just that, as he the NBA Hall of Fame shoo-in is now 36 years old.
Even after 15 seasons, Tim Duncan is still one of the best power forwards/centers in the league, and he has spent his entire career with the Spurs after being picked by them first overall in 1997, bringing four NBA championships home to San Antonio.
Flanked by Tony Parker and Emanuel David Manu Ginóbili, the San Antonio Spurs had a great season this past year, during which two-time league MVP and three-time NBA Finals MVP Tim Duncan averaged 15.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He has averaged 20.3 points, 11.3 rebounds in 1,111 games during his highly successful career.
Tim Duncan attended Wake Forest University and was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands. During his lengthy career, the veteran has become one of the most-beloved players in the NBA, and an icon of professionalism and endurance over time.
His $36 million deal -- one mil for each year he has been alive -- earns him about as much as his fellow veteran Kevin Garnett will get under his new contract with the Boston Celtics, which Garnett signed last week. Yahoo! Sports reported that the contract is fully guaranteed, that the final year is a player's option, and that it includes a no-trade clause.
USA Today reported Tuesday that the San Antonio Spurs have also taken other steps to ensure their squad excels in the 2012-2013 season:
Unrestricted free agent Boris Diaw agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports, the newspaper wrote. Guard Danny Green agreed to a three-year, $11.3 million contract (fully guaranteed), a source familiar with negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com.