Duncan: 'I'm not saying I'm retiring, I'm not saying I'm not'

Duncan: 'I'm not saying I'm retiring, I'm not saying I'm not'

By James Herbert | NBA writer

Tim Duncan says he's not thinking about his future.
Tim Duncan says he's not thinking about his future. (USATSI)

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When San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan talks to the media, he doesn't like to reveal much. It's sort of his thing. After a report on Friday that the Spurs expect him and head coach Gregg Popovich to return next season, the veteran of course had to take questions about his future. You can probably guess how he handled it:

At 38 years old, Duncan is still extremely effective. This postseason he is scoring 16.4 points per game on 52.4 percent shooting and leading his team in minutes, rebounds and blocks. He could very well win Finals MVP. Sure, he could decide to walk away after winning his fifth championship, but it looks like he has more to offer.

Popovich, on the other hand, was direct about his plans to return:

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