As I still come to grips with the fact that Duncan is producing at his highest levels since the tailend of his prime I couldn't help but wonder if the talks of Duncan's great demise have been greatly exaggerrated. His PER 36 numbers have remained comparable from a production standpoint despite the fact that his minutes have decreased. This can partly be attributed to Pop's savvy strategy of "saving" his stars by protecting their minutes in less significant regular season games.
Factoring in these developments and the knowledge that so much of his game based on fundamental skills and basketball IQ, I began to wonder how long Duncan can last. Karl Malone played until he was 40. Shaq played until he was 38. Tim Duncan is currently 36 years old. My question is simple:
When will Tim Duncan retire?