The Spurs had to waive Tim Duncan on Monday for salary cap purposes, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
After 19 seasons, Tim Duncan has decided to retire from the NBA.
Tim Duncan is "leaning strongly toward retirement," sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Tim Duncan has officially exercised his $5.6 million player option for the 2016-17 season, but his future is still unclear.
The Spurs are planning to have coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan board a plane to pitch Kevin Durant to join the Spurs in July.
Tim Duncan has until June 29 to decide on whether he'll pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.
Tim Duncan's 19 points vs. the Thunder in Game 6 weren't enough as the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs.
Tim Duncan will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Thunder.
Tim Duncan racked up four early fouls on Sunday, finishing the Spurs' road loss scoreless with three rebounds in 12 minutes.
Tim Duncan made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with nine rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.
Tim Duncan scored seven points (3-of-4 FGs) with two boards, two assists and three blocks in 19 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Tim Duncan scored six points with three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.
Tim Duncan scored three points (0-of-1 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) in Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies, adding nine boards, four assists, one block and one steal in 26 minutes.
Tim Duncan said he doesn't want a farewell tour before he retires.