|June 23 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST0:17 UAE (+1)22:1716:17 ET3:17 PM CT19:17 - A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Duncan is exercising the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return to play for the San Antonio Spurs next season.
Analysis: Duncan turned 38 in April and won his fifth championship with the Spurs in June. That led to some speculation that he could retire after 17 seasons in the league. But many also expected Duncan to return next season because he continues to play at a high level. Duncan will make $10.3 million next season as part of a contract designed to allow the Spurs to surround him with top-flight talent.
|Apr. 11 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CT4:54 - Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds in Thursday's 109-100 win in Dallas.
Analysis: It was Duncan's first double-double since March 26. He could be held out a game or two down the stretch to rest for the playoffs.
|Apr. 11 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET23:12 GMT7:12 4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST3:12 UAE (+1)01:1219:12 ET6:12 PM CT22:12 - Duncan and Manu Ginobili will both sit out Friday in the second game of a back-to-back for rest.
Analysis: Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Ginobili added 10 points and seven assists in the Spurs' 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
|Mar. 26 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST6:16 UAE (+1)03:1622:16 ET8:16 PM CT1:16 - Duncan had 29 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a fourth-quarter collapse to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-103 on Wednesday night for their 15th straight victory.
Analysis: Duncan usually doesn't produce like he did in his fantasy prime but turned back the clock on this night against the woeful Nuggets.
|Mar. 20 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST8:32 UAE05:320:32 ET10:32 PM CT3:32 - Duncan had a double-double as the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.
Analysis: Duncan had 12 points, six assists and 16 rebounds as the Spurs fattened up against the woeful Lakers.
|Feb. 28 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CT2:41 - Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a sluggish start to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-82 on Friday night.
Analysis: This was supposed to be another piece of evidence that Duncan is too old as he was up against Al Jefferson, but the elder statesman got the better of this matchup. He outrebounded Jefferson by nine. Duncan also passed Hakeem Olajuwon (13,748) for 12th on the NBA's career rebounding list.
|Feb. 21 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST7:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CT2:56 - Duncan had 13 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes Friday.
Analysis: Duncan's fantasy owners must know by now that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich likes to rest the big man in meaningless games.
|Feb. 19 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET5:28 GMT13:28 10:28 PM MST12:28 AM EST9:28 UAE06:280:28 ET11:28 PM CT4:28 - Duncan had 19 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday.
Analysis: Duncan also added seven assists in a complete fantasy effort.
|Feb. 12 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CT2:41 - Duncan had 25 points and nine rebounds Wednesday in a win over Boston.
Analysis: He's averaging 21.2 points per game in February.
|Feb. 8 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST2:03 UAE (+1)23:0317:03 ET4:03 PM CT20:03 - Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says Duncan and guard Tony Parker will return to action against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Analysis: Popovich gave Duncan the night off Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets, while Parker was held out with back spasms. The Spurs (36-14) lost the game 103-89, their fourth defeat in the last seven games.
|Feb. 6 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST22:00 UAE19:0013:00 ET12:00 PM CT16:00 - Tony Parker and Duncan will not play Thursday night when San Antonio visits Brooklyn.
Analysis: The Spurs said the 37-year-old Duncan will miss the Nets game to rest after playing 40 minutes, his season high, in the double-overtime, 125-118 win over the Wizards.
|Feb. 2 10:47 PM PT11:47 PM MT12:47 AM CT1:47 AM ET6:47 GMT14:47 11:47 PM MST1:47 AM EST10:47 UAE07:471:47 ET12:47 AM CT4:47 - Tim Duncan had 23 points and 17 rebounds as San Antonio rallied past the skidding Sacramento Kings 95-93 on Saturday night.
Analysis: The win was big for the Spurs, as it was their last home game before their annual rodeo road trip. The team won't play in San Antonio again until Feb. 26.
|Jan. 26 12:09 PM PT1:09 PM MT2:09 PM CT3:09 PM ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST0:09 UAE (+1)21:0915:09 ET2:09 PM CT18:09 - Duncan scored 23 in Sunday's 113-101 loss to the Heat.
Analysis: Duncan's run of three straight double-doubles ended.
|Jan. 25 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds in another dominant performance against Atlanta and San Antonio coasted to a 105-79 win.
Analysis: In two games versus the Hawks this season, Duncan finished with a combined 40 points and 37 rebounds, shooting 58.6 percent from the field.
|Jan. 1 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - Duncan had 15 points and five boards as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 113-92 victory over the listless Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Duncan was limited to 24 minutes due to the terrible state of the Brooklyn franchise so you can't use him for fantasy points in such mismatches.
|Dec. 29 6:49 PM PT7:49 PM MT8:49 PM CT9:49 PM ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST6:49 UAE (+1)03:4921:49 ET8:49 PM CT0:49 - Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs to a 112-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Analysis: Duncan recorded his 11th double-double but he was torched on the other end by a rising DeMarcus Cousins.
|Dec. 25 8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST8:00 UAE05:0023:00 ET10:00 PM CT2:00 - Duncan provided fantasy owners with some nice Christmas presents in a 111-98 loss to Houston on Wednesday.
Analysis: Duncan had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. 'Tis the season to be jolly and the superstar also came through with a season-high six blocks in an outstanding effort.
|Dec. 19 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST9:02 UAE06:020:02 ET11:02 PM CT3:02 - Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds in Wednesday's win at Phoenix for his fifth straight double-double.
Analysis: Duncan looks like he's turned the clock back of late - again - averaging 17.8 points and 13.2 rebounds over his last five games.
|Dec. 19 1:50 PM PT2:50 PM MT3:50 PM CT4:50 PM ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST1:50 UAE (+1)22:5016:50 ET3:50 PM CT19:50 - The San Antonio Spurs will be without Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker when they play at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
Analysis: The Spurs said Thursday afternoon that Duncan and Ginobili would be given the night off to rest, and Parker will sit out for the second straight game with a bruised right shin.
|Dec. 11 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CT1:51 - Duncan had 21 points and 16 rebounds in just 24 minutes Wednesday in a 109-77 rout at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Duncan is averaging 17.6 points over the last five games, 4.2 more than his season mark.
|Dec. 3 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CT3:19 - Duncan had 23 points and a season-high 21 rebounds and hit the game-winner with 0.4 seconds left in San Antonio's 102-100 victory over Atlanta on Monday.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Duncan became the oldest player to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds since the NBA began tracking rebounds in 1985-86. The double-double was just his second of the season though and his season total figures to decline dramatically from the 36 double-doubles he posted in 2012-13.
|Nov. 30 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST9:44 UAE06:440:44 ET11:44 PM CT3:44 - Duncan scored 19 points - his second-highest output of the season - and collected nine rebounds in Friday's win over Orlando.
Analysis: The Big Fundamental is shooting a career-worst 41.0 percent from the field and his usefulness in fantasy circles is dwindling with career-low averages of 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
|Nov. 11 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST5:32 UAE (+1)02:3220:32 ET7:32 PM CT23:32 - Duncan didn't play for the Spurs in a win over Philadelphia on Monday night because coach Gregg Popovich is giving the three-time NBA Finals MVP a rest.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Duncan had 11 points and 10 rebounds in a win at New York on Sunday. He's averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Boris Diaw replaced Duncan in the starting lineup.
|Oct. 30 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3823:38 ET9:38 PM CT1:38 - Tim Duncan returned to the court Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
Analysis: Duncan had been out with a chest bruise. He was in the starting lineup Saturday.
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined MFB to discuss last night's game against the Chiefs, the Patriots' issues on both offense and defense, and how he feels Brandon Browner will impact the defense as he returns from suspension.
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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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