Did Tim Duncan's lawyers tip off a return to the Spurs?
According to KENS5, Duncan “said he wanted to be part of the process and to show the public that this could happen to anybody.”
But that’s not the most interesting part of the story. Guillermo Contreras of the San Antonio Express-News pointed out a request from Duncan’s lawyers:
San Antonio is entering a precarious situation this offseason, since Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are due hefty contracts. However, the long-awaited salary-cap spike won’t happen until next year, so the Spurs must navigate a tight budget in order to re-sign all four players.
It seems logical Duncan (and Ginobili) makes his decision before free agency begins on July 1, because that would allow San Antonio to negotiate new contracts with Leonard and Green with a clear understanding of its cap room.
If Duncan returns for the 2015 campaign, it will be his 19th NBA season.
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