Duncan lands 2-year, $40M extension

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  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan has agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, an official familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.

    The agreement will add to Duncan's existing three-year deal and keep him in San Antonio at least through the 2011-12 season, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to discuss negotiations. The 31-year-old Duncan has led the Spurs to four NBA titles in the past nine seasons, and he was the finals MVP for the first three. He also won back-to-back league MVP titles in 2002-03. Duncan, entering his 11th season, was the No. 1 pick in 1997, two years before the Spurs won their first title.

    The nine-time All-Star has career averages of 21.8 points and 11.9 rebounds. What's hot: The Yanks chose right Hill: Hope for all in the NBA The Spurs opened defense of their title Tuesday night at home against Portland. Before the game, they were to be presented their championship rings after sweeping LeBron James and Cleveland in June. The Spurs are seeking their first repeat after failing to defend their titles in 2000, 2004 and 2006. They didn't make it past the second round in any of those seasons. "There's no better feeling than being the last team standing,"

    Duncan said earlier this month. "And no matter how many times you attain that goal, you want to do it again." The quiet Duncan, who will be 36 at the end of the extension, is the foundation of the Spurs and their league-leading defense. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's hardworking and methodical approach are apparent in Duncan, who is known for almost unparalleled effort on and off the court. Hobbled by plantar fasciitis in previous seasons, Duncan was healthy last year and has said he feels ready again this season.

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  2. Rise Up! (Witness™)

    Rise Up! (Witness™) Registered Member

    The Spurs just seem to be attracked to great forwards and centers. First David Robinson, and now Tim Duncan. They both dominated there position, and when they played on the same team they werer almost unstoppable. I think Tim will lead the Spurs to the playoffs a couple more time before is tenure is up in the NBA.
     
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    When I saw this my jaw dropped to the floor, I never expected him to make 20 million a year. I know he's a great player and has done a lot for that franchise, but is he worth 20 million dollars. I don't know about that. But you can also make the argument that he's a proven winner, and does almost everything on the court. But I still think that money is a little to much, usally that kind of money goes to the best players in the NBA, and I don't think he's the best.
     
  4. Fresh

    Fresh Aw, Here It Goes!

    To answer your question he is worth it, is he not the best Power Forward in the league that alone should make him worth it. He has the most fundamentally sound game in the NBA by far, as you said he's a proven winner plus Shaq's making 20.00 mil shouldnt Timmy?
     
  5. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I am still skeptical, don't get me wrong I believe he's one of the best players in the NBA, but you just don't give 20 million a year, surprisingly I wouldn't mind if he got around 15-18 million a year, I know some members will probably say that it's only around 2-5 million dollars away from 20 million, but I still think that's a big amount.

    When Shaq signed that current contract that he has right now, he was the best player in the league, he might not be right now, but when he signed it he was so I say yes he should be making 20 million a year.

    I know he has shown that he gets things done on the court, but he's not the best player in the league, thats why I am still saying that I don't think he deserves that much.
     
  6. Fresh

    Fresh Aw, Here It Goes!

    True in anyones eyes 20.00 mil is a serious amount of money to give to any player, but he is one of the NBAs top 5 best players at any position. Kobe's worth that much, KG's worth that much, I can understand if you have issues with his age I do aswell but as long as he is averaging his double-double, dominating the paint and winning rings this is the something he has earned. Im curious to know is there any player that you would sign to that contract?
     

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