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TheNumber37
05-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Simple question: If the Spurs win the title this year and Timmy D gets his 5th ring, should he retire on top?

Also, if the Spurs win are they best team in NBA lockout-shortened season history?

Huntey
05-20-2012, 04:36 PM
He should retire if he wants to...

He's only 36 and is still productive so I don't see it happening. He's got at least 2 more years left in him.

TMcC801
05-20-2012, 04:42 PM
I think he can handle a couple more years.

Would be nice to go out on top though. If they win the championship that is..

Cal827
05-20-2012, 05:33 PM
I could have sworn we had this thread like a week ago..

llemon
05-20-2012, 05:35 PM
Have to believe Timmy will know when to retire

Raps08-09 Champ
05-20-2012, 05:36 PM
I could have sworn we had this thread like a week ago..

:laugh2:

Yea.

KnicksorBust
05-20-2012, 05:42 PM
I'd hate to see an all-time great, on a strong team, retire with gas left in the tank. Imagine how enhanced his legacy would be if he was a key player on 2 more title teams? He's already in the top 7 imo and his career would become fascinating from a historical perspective if he got another ring or two.

ManRam
05-20-2012, 05:56 PM
I don't care.

It's up to him. He can do what he wants!

utl768
05-20-2012, 06:17 PM
so few people go out on top that it has to be a consideration

he is still productive though so i doubt it happens

willabeast77
05-20-2012, 06:28 PM
He most likely retire since I don't believe it has come up but I would like to see him retire at the end of the season. Regardless if they win the title this season or not.

spurs4#5
05-20-2012, 07:11 PM
Duncan isn't retiring...he's already gone on record saying he's gonna play till the wheels come off...ask Griffen and Jefferson if his wheels are about to come off

D12 fan
05-20-2012, 07:51 PM
No he is still a solid player,why should he retire.

Hangtime
05-20-2012, 08:22 PM
He will be back. And continue to to teach these big men youngsters a thing or to about basketball fundamentals.

LAKobeBryant
05-20-2012, 09:33 PM
http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=721268

greg_ory_2005
05-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Didn't crooner make this exact thread? But since you made it, I won't make fun of you or say that Pau sucks. :)

theheatles
05-20-2012, 09:38 PM
he should sign with the heat for the vet min

Mave1002
05-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Simple question: If the Spurs win the title this year and Timmy D gets his 5th ring, should he retire on top?

Also, if the Spurs win are they best team in NBA lockout-shortened season history?

Definitely. With an asterisk* :D

Mave1002
05-20-2012, 09:42 PM
I think he can handle a couple more years.

Would be nice to go out on top though. If they win the championship that is..

One of em greats did it. Just dont make a comeback and join the Wizards ;)

"Everything, but the finish."

kdspurman
05-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Definitely. With an asterisk* :D

:laugh2: riiight. Cause the Spurs had some sort of advantage this season.

OC Knights #11
05-20-2012, 10:26 PM
He's made more rings than Lebron since 1999....he has my respect.

Drewlius
05-21-2012, 01:23 AM
he should sign with the heat for the vet min

ROFL :facepalm:

StinkEye
05-21-2012, 01:41 AM
He needs to recruit the Spurs next great big man first.

JordansBulls
05-21-2012, 08:27 AM
Well his contract expires at the end of the season. I think Robinson also left the year they won it all.

kdspurman
05-21-2012, 09:08 AM
Well his contract expires at the end of the season. I think Robinson also left the year they won it all.

Robinson was on the decline and had Tim there to anchor the team. There were games where D-Rob would play under 20 mpg in his final year in the Playoffs. That certainly is not the case for Timmy yet.

kdspurman
05-21-2012, 09:10 AM
he should sign with the heat for the vet min

Would never, ever happen lol. He already turned down Orlando once and that's not the type of atmosphere he has any place in.

thekmp211
05-21-2012, 09:21 AM
only if thats what he calls going out on top. whatever.

Patman
05-21-2012, 09:57 AM
Well his contract expires at the end of the season. I think Robinson also left the year they won it all.

Yeah but Robinson had nothing left in the Tank in 2003, Tim still puts up 18/9 in 32 minutes during these playoffs.

I think he should play as long as he likes to and not let other people and stuff like that dictate when to go out.

todu82
05-21-2012, 10:15 AM
I think he'll play another 2-3 seasons, guy's only 36 yet.

Ill21
05-21-2012, 10:29 AM
At the level he is playing at now, no.

Ill21
05-21-2012, 10:30 AM
he should sign with the heat for the vet min

So should Roy Hibbert for the MLE

kdspurman
05-21-2012, 12:12 PM
Timmy's #'s in the 2nd round.... Not those of a guy retiring after this year tbh..

34 minutes per game
21 points
59.4% from the field
80% at the line
9.3 rebounds
3.3 assists
2 blocks
1.3 turnovers
1.8 fouls
+69 plus/minus
36 years old

TheNumber37
05-21-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't actually see him retiring, but I wonder how hope they get their next big soon.
Dreaming of La Marcus Aldridge...

Patman
05-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Timmy's #'s in the 2nd round.... Not those of a guy retiring after this year tbh..

34 minutes per game
21 points
59.4% from the field
80% at the line
9.3 rebounds
3.3 assists
2 blocks
1.3 turnovers
1.8 fouls
+69 plus/minus
36 years old


Yeah, the guy has still something left in the tank and if he feels good, I don't see a reason why he shouldn't return for a year or two. He always talks about playing the game until the wheels come off and I don't think they've come of yet. But if he decides to hang them up I can't really be mad, he earned it to go out on his terms.

StinkEye
05-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Timmy's #'s in the 2nd round.... Not those of a guy retiring after this year tbh..

34 minutes per game
21 points
59.4% from the field
80% at the line
9.3 rebounds
3.3 assists
2 blocks
1.3 turnovers
1.8 fouls
+69 plus/minus
36 years old

P0wNaG3!!!!! :speechless:

JordansBulls
05-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Robinson was on the decline and had Tim there to anchor the team. There were games where D-Rob would play under 20 mpg in his final year in the Playoffs. That certainly is not the case for Timmy yet.

True, however Duncan doesn't appear to be the type to want to play till he is near 40.

Iron24th
05-23-2012, 04:16 PM
Duncan is still pretty good.
He can play 2 or 3 more years easily.

GSW Hoops
05-23-2012, 04:31 PM
Duncan isn't retiring...he's already gone on record saying he's gonna play till the wheels come off...ask Griffen and Jefferson if his wheels are about to come off

This x 5.

JordansBulls
05-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Duncan is still pretty good.
He can play 2 or 3 more years easily.

Not that he can't play but if he should go out on top.

kdspurman
05-23-2012, 10:05 PM
True, however Duncan doesn't appear to be the type to want to play till he is near 40.

Idk about that, he said he plans on playing "till the wheels fall off". Now who knows what kind of shape he's in in 3-4 years, but if Pop continues to manage his minutes and he continues to keep his body in good shape I don't doubt it.

eibbor
05-23-2012, 10:13 PM
He should play until he is 50 at least