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#pounditTuesday, May 11, 2021

Tim Duncan officially returning to Spurs for another season

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan on Thursday officially announced that he will be returning to the San Antonio Spurs for another season.

The 39-year-old told Kolten Parker of the San Antonio Express-News that his decision to return for a 19th NBA season was solidified when he sat down with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Wednesday.

“I’ll be back on the court,” Duncan said.

Common sense could tell you that Duncan was returning, as he was said to be part of San Antonio’s meeting with free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday. There have also been rumors that he will sign a contract that helps give the Spurs cap relief, and some of that money could be used for Aldridge.

Duncan averaged 13.9 points — the second-lowest total of his career — and 9.1 rebounds per game last season. However, he proved that he still has plenty left in the tank when he averaged 17.9 points and 11.1 rebounds in a thrilling seven-game playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

If the Spurs can sign Aldridge, there’s no reason they can’t contend in the Western Conference again next season.

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