Report: Tim Duncan leaning towards retirement

With all the news of many players signing lucrative contracts around the NBA recently, the league could be losing one of their best players of the last two decades.

There are multiple reports that San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan could be retiring very soon.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Duncan has left much of his team and their officials thinking he may make an announcement about his future soon. It could be that he is looking to retire after spending 19 years in the league with the Spurs after they made him the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft.

Tim Duncan recently exercised his player option for the 2016-17 season which would pay him $5.6 million this year. The Spurs could pay him that amount regardless of if he retires or plays.

Duncan helped the Spurs to five NBA championships, won three NBA Finals MVP awards and two regular season MVP awards. On his career, he has averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds, all but assuring him a spot in the Hall of Fame whenever he is eligible.

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