Report: Duncan won’t test free-agent market
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan can become a free agent on July 1, but he said he has no plans to test the free-agent market and expects to finish his career with the Spurs, Yahoo! Sports reported Monday.
“Though I shouldn’t say that; I have to threaten them that I’ll leave,” Duncan joked to Yahoo! Sports. “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, who was drafted No. 1 overall out of Wake Forest by the Spurs in the 1997 NBA draft, said he expects to play one or two more seasons.
Duncan, 35, averaged 15.4 points and 9.0 rebounds during the regular season, and is averaging 17.4 points and 9.2 rebounds in the playoffs heading into Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City.