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In 2012, he signed a contract that cut his salary in half in order to stay in San Antonio, one of the smallest markets in the NBA, and keep the roster together. “I can imagine what it would’ve been like (to play in New York), yeah,” he said, looking around at the camera lights and horde of reporters. “I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed it.” New York Daily News

Mike Richman: Sounds like Tim Duncan will start for the west. LaMarcus Aldridge said "I'm not starting, but I can't say" while glancing at TD. Twitter @mikegrich

February 13, 2015 Updates

Mills attended college in the United States at Saint Mary’s College of California, viewing the move to the West Coast as a better pathway to the NBA. His accent, pronunciation and terminology made it difficult at times to communicate. “‘Ketchup’ for example — we don’t call it ‘ketchup,’ we call it ‘tomato sauce,’” Mills said. “If you say tomato sauce to someone, first of all they don’t understand your accent so they don’t know what you’re saying. Even when you say ‘tomato,’ they can’t quite understand you. Although it’s English, there are a lot of things that you still struggle to understand.” Basketball Insiders

He has heard the speculation about his playing next season and beyond. His basketball future beyond July 1 remains on permanent hold. “Not even thinking about it,” he said. “We wait for the summer, just like always.” San Antonio Express-News

Duncan certainly seems to be having as much fun as he ever has. He says he enjoys mentoring raw-boned big man Aron Baynes, and delights in tormenting broadcaster Sean Elliott whenever he can during game telecasts and pestering guard Cory Joseph by conducting postgame interviews in front of his locker stall. “I am having fun, enjoying it,” Duncan said after helping the Spurs earn their second win of the rodeo road trip on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons. “I’m going game by game, enjoying the ride,” San Antonio Express-News

Aware his hamstring isn’t fully healed, Parker is taking one of the Spurs’ physical therapists on holiday with him to continue rehabilitation work. “I have a whole rehab thing I’m going to do,” Parker said. “I’m taking one of the physical therapists with me and make sure I do all the treatment on my hamstring. I want to stay on it because I feel like I’m getting better and getting more confident with it. I want to make sure I don’t lose all the good progress I’ve been making, so I’m taking her with me — a free vacation for her.” San Antonio Express-News

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"I've watched them more than I've watched us, I think, because I've enjoyed it so much," he said. "He's doing a fantastic job, and it has very little to do with O's and X's. It's about putting a program together. All coaches know O's and X's. We all know that. There's no secret plays. He's not running anything secret that nobody's seen before or anything like that. It's about the program, it's about the process, it's about putting a group together that believes in each other, plays for each other, feels responsible for each other and gotten over themselves. It's all those things he's instilled. They've bought in, and they walk the walk." USA Today Sports



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