HoopsHype Tim Duncan rumors

LATEST HOOPSHYPE VIDEOS

April 25, 2015 Updates

The Spurs had Tim Duncan present Leonard with his Defensive Player of the Year trophy in a pregame ceremony. Afterward, Duncan was asked his impressions of how deeply the award touched his young teammate. "Can anybody tell? I don't know." Duncan handed him the trophy, and the idea would've been for Leonard to stand there, that trophy high in the air and let the love wash over him. Only he bailed. "I gave him the trophy, walked off and he was [following] behind me," Duncan said. Yahoo! Sports

April 23, 2015 Updates

This Western Conference finals-worthy series is tied 1-1, with Game 3 coming in San Antonio on Friday and the defending champion Spurs having avoided an 0-2 deficit that so typically spells doom for the trailing team (245 of 261 teams that have trailed 0-2 in a seven-game playoff series have gone on to lose). It's safe to assume the pain of it all won't leave the Clippers' basketball souls until the next tip-off — at least. "We've got to finish," said Chris Paul, who had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but missed a jumper over a contesting Tim Duncan at the regulation buzzer that would have won it. "We've been talking about it all season long. We had an opportunity here to win a game, go up 2-0, and didn't take full advantage of it. We've got to execute down the stretch. That's on me." USA Today Sports

The San Antonio Spurs forward channeled his vintage self — kissing shot after shot off the glass in fundamental fashion. Duncan finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds, while becoming the fifth player in NBA history to score 5,000 career playoff points, leading the defending champion Spurs to a 111-107 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers to even the first-round Western Conference playoff series 1-1. "He was great. I mean, he was terrific," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Duncan. "I had an awful fourth quarter, but luckily I was able to redeem myself in overtime," said Duncan, who scored four consecutive points in the extra frame while playing with five fouls. USA Today Sports

April 22, 2015 Updates
April 17, 2015 Updates
April 14, 2015 Updates
April 13, 2015 Updates
April 11, 2015 Updates
April 8, 2015 Updates
April 6, 2015 Updates

Tim Duncan’s first bucket in Sunday’s victory over Golden State pushed him past Paul Pierce and into 15th on the NBA’s career scoring list. Duncan now has 25,890 points, 18 more than Pierce. He sits now sits 59 points behind 14th-place Kevin Garnett, who has missed 15 straight games with a knee injury and might not play against this season. San Antonio Express-News

April 2, 2015 Updates

Jackson shared a good Duncan yarn — as well as why he still dislikes Oklahoma City’s Serge “Ain’t About This Life” Ibaka — on a paint-ball outing that went awry in a lengthy sit-down interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons. Enjoy the unfiltered glory that is Captain Jack. “I got a good story. We were playing paint ball. Tim likes to play paint ball. It’s hard to believe that a guy that tall is the best hider in paint ball. We were not supposed to be playing paint ball. We were in training camp and we snuck out. Pop told us not to go, and we went anyway. It was Tim’s idea to go against Pop. So we go. San Antonio Express-News

“I’m one of those guys, I’m not afraid to get shot at. I’ve been shot at many times in real life, so a paint-ball bullet didn’t bother me at all. It was a game of grab the flag, so you had to run up the (hill). I was new to the game, and I didn’t know you could have the actual mask that doesn’t fog up. I didn’t know. I’m just an action junkie, so I’m running up there to get the flag and my mask fogs up. So I’m running up the steps, I slip on the first step and hit my mouth. Blood starts shooting everywhere. I put my mask down, and I’m trying to run up the field and I’m just getting shot. And I’m yelling, ‘Stop! Stop!’ and I’m getting shot the whole way. “So as I get there…Tim’s like, ‘Oh, how am I going to tell Pop?’ My lip is just huge. I’m talking about, huge. And Tim’s like ‘How I’m going to tell Pop?’ We made up something. I was at the club or something. I took one for the team. That’s more believable, me being at the club then falling and hitting my lip playing paint ball.” San Antonio Express-News

April 1, 2015 Updates

In Tuesday’s 95-81 win at Miami, the 32-year-old Parker joined Tim Duncan as the second Spurs player to appear in 1,000 NBA games. The 14-year veteran is the third-youngest player in NBA history to achieve that milestone, following Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. “He was here when he was 19,” said Duncan, the Spurs’ career leader in games played at 1,323. “That’s a lot of years, a lot of games, a lot of seasons. I’m blessed to have had him for so long.” Having won 719 of those 1,000 games, Parker’s 71.9-percent winning clip ranks second to teammate Manu Ginobili (.722) among active players. San Antonio Express-News

March 26, 2015 Updates
March 23, 2015 Updates

Sometimes, Tim Duncan just needs to bust a move. The Spurs veteran was caught on camera dancing to the Rick Astley classic during the Spurs win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Of course, it’s the perfect song for Duncan, who is one of the most dependable veterans in the league. For The Win

March 11, 2015 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.