Spurs’ Green on retired Duncan: He looks like we could sign him
Surefire first-ballot NBA Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is enjoying the perks of his retirement from basketball, but still continues to hang around the San Antonio Spurs’ facilities from time to time.
The five-time NBA champion was once again present at a shootaround prior to the Spurs’ 111-82 Game 2 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies last Tuesday.
Having seen Duncan’s current physical form up close, former teammate and current Spurs guard Danny Green said the 40-year-old legend could still do some damage for the Texas-based squad.
“He’s trying to stay in shape,” the 29-year-old lockdown defender said of Duncan, as reported by the San Antonio-Express News. “He’s still looking like we could sign him. He could come back for Game 6 in the Finals or something like that and collect a ring, if we make it. If we are up in Game 6, three (games) to two, sign him to a Romo deal.”
Green, of course, is referring to retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who suited up for the Dallas Mavericks for their last game of the season, but was unable to play.
After 19 illustrious seasons in a Spurs uniform, Duncan quietly walked away from the sport last season.
His former team, meanwhile, is currently leading their best-of-seven series 2-0 against the Grizzlies. Game 3 shifts to the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Friday. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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