Duncan’s representatives and the Spurs are finalizing a few items, but the structure has been agreed upon. The contract is expected to be in the range of the three-year, $34 million deal Kevin Garnett reached with the Boston Celtics the day before the NBA’s free-agent market opened.
Duncan was drafted by the Spurs no. 1 overall in 1997 and quickly established himself as one of the best players in the league and greatest post players in NBA history, winning the Rookie of the Year award, two MVP awards and is a 13-time all-star selection. Duncan has also led the Spurs to four NBA titles and has been named NBA Finals MVP three times. Earlier in the 2011-2012 season Duncan declared himself “a Spur for life”, erasing any doubt that he would leave San Antonio via free agency.
Duncan averaged a respectable 15.4 ppg and 9.0 rpg in 28 minutes with the Spurs in 2011-2012. For his career Duncan has averages of 20.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 2.2 bpg in 15 seasons.