After 19 seasons, Tim Duncan has decided to retire from the NBA.
In the same year in which Kobe Bryant walked away, LeBron James won a title for Cleveland, Dwyane Wade left the Heat and Kevin Durant departed for the Warriors, Duncan has decided to hang 'em up after what can only be termed as a legendary, transcendent career. The writing was on the wall for The Big Fundamental, and we're not at all surprised by his decision. Duncan's Hall of Fame resume carries averages of 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.2 blocks on 50.6 percent shooting while headlined with the title of best power forward ever. In San Antonio, Pau Gasol can be expected to replace Duncan in the starting lineup and should offer significantly more fantasy value than Duncan ever did during his final NBA season. Duncan exits stage left with five championship rings, three NBA Finals MVPs, two regular season MVPs, 15 All-Star Game nods, 15 appearances on an All-NBA team, 15 appearances on an All-Defensive team and one NBA Rookie of the Year award.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 10:02:00 AM