Tim Duncan Stays with Spurs for 3 More Years
Tim Duncan (Source: flickr/michael248)
San Antonio, TX
Superstar Tim Duncan has backed up his statement that he's a "Spur for life", signing a three-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
The 36-year-old Duncan signed a deal approximately worth $36 million, just like what Kevin Garnett signed with the Boston Celtics last week, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal will ensure that Duncan will retire as a Spur.
San Antonio's first overall pick in 1997, Duncan averaged 15.4 points and 9.0 rebounds in 58 games last season. In his 15 seasons with the Spurs, Duncan averaged 20.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in 1,111 games.
In his career, Duncan amassed 22,558 points, 12,533 rebounds and 2,469 blocks.
"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 said in an interview May 28, where he also stressed that he had no plan of testing free agency.
The signing came after the Spurs signed to multi-year deals two key players in their run to the Western Conference finals.
Restricted free agent guard Danny Green has agreed to a three-year, $11.3 million fully guaranteed contract, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com.
Forward Boris Diaw, an unrestricted free agent, decided to stay with San Antonio, signing a two-year, $9 million deal, including a player option for the 2013-14 season. The contract includes incentives that could increase the value of the deal to $9.2 million
The Spurs also have reached an agreement with backup point guard Patty Mills, and will be bringing in French combo guard Nando De Colo to bolster the backcourt.
De Colo was in San Antonio recently for a quick evaluation with the Spurs before heading back to Europe to prepare for the Olympics.
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