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Only four players leaguewide have full no-trade clauses written into their contracts. It’s a privilege, remember, that NBA players can earn only after spending eight seasons in the league -- four with the same team -- and only when the clause is specifically negotiated into a new deal. It’s the same quartet as last season: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki. Yes, KG’s no-trade clause went with him to Brooklyn because his contract specifics didn’t change. Only his address did. ESPN.com

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Tim Duncan will start the Spurs’ three-game road trip in street clothes. Nursing a chest contusion suffered in the Spurs’ season-opening victory over Memphis, Duncan will sit out tonight’s game at the Los Angeles Lakers, coach Gregg Popovich said. San Antonio Express-News

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Spurs forward Tim Duncan underwent a CT scan this morning in San Antonio which confirmed that he has a chest contusion. He suffered the injury during the third quarter of last night's Spurs-Grizzlies game. His status is day-to-day and he is listed as doubtful for Friday night's Spurs-Lakers game. NBA.com

How many must come without Duncan, the Spurs’ 37-year-old All-Star forward, remains to be seen. Duncan exited with 10:50 left in the third quarter after taking an inadvertent elbow from Memphis’ Tony Allen. Diagnosed with a chest contusion, Duncan remained in the locker room with spasms in his shoulder and neck. He is expected to be re-evaluated Thursday. San Antonio Express-News

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From the earliest days of the fabled Zarko Paspalj era in the late 1980s, the Spurs have been at the forefront of international scouting. No surprise, then, that they once again have the most players born outside the continental United States, breaking their own NBA record with 10: Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tony Parker (France, by way of Belgium), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Boris Diaw (France), Marco Belinelli (Italy), Nando De Colo (France), Patty Mills (Australia), Cory Joseph (Canada), Aron Baynes (Australia, by way of New Zealand). San Antonio Express-News

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So naturally, I wanted to put that theory to the test. Is that, in fact, the generally agreed upon totem pole these days? It doesn't appear to be the case. I asked six front-office executives, reached via text message and granted anonymity to inspire honesty and avoid tampering charges, to rank the best centers in the NBA. The results: Executive No. 1: Marc Gasol, Noah, Lopez, Hibbert, Howard, Omer Asik. Executive No. 2: Howard, Gasol, Noah, Hibbert, Cousins. Executive No. 3: Howard, Gasol, Hibbert, Noah, Andrew Bogut, Lopez, Tyson Chandler, Chris Bosh, Al Horford Executive No. 4: Noah, Gasol, Hibbert, Anderson Varejao, Howard Executive No. 5: Howard, Gasol, Nikola Pekovic, Noah, Lopez Executive No. 6: Howard, Lopez, Gasol, Tim Duncan, Noah, Cousins, Jonas Valanciunas. USA Today Sports

"I think that you saw the flaws in the Miami Heat last year, (specifically) their lack of size," Barkley said. "And I think the key to me is going to be (free agent center addition) Greg Oden. If he gives them physical size, it's going to be very difficult to beat the team. But that's their real weakness — size. Every big guy they play against just dominates them. I think it really, to me, it depends on what Oden has left in the tank. "You saw last year, where first of all they shouldn't have won the championship — San Antonio just flat out blew it, but you see how (Indiana Pacers center) Roy Hibbert, (San Antonio forward) Tim Duncan had flashbacks. When they play against big guys man, they just get dominated." USA Today Sports

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When people think about the killer instinct, they always think of MJ and Kobe. Do people underestimate your killer instinct? People say you have it but not like those two. Do you think you have it like they do? Ahh. I'll just put it this way, man. There are different ways to hunt. I watch the Discovery Channel all the time, and you look at all these animals in the wild. And they all hunt a different way to feed their families. They all kill a different way. Lions do it strategically -- two females will lead, and then everybody else will come in. Hyenas will just go for it. There are different ways to kill, and I don't think people understand that. Everybody wants everybody to kill the same way. Everybody wants everybody to kill like MJ or kill like Kobe. Magic didn't kill the way they killed. Does that mean he didn't have a killer instinct? Kareem didn't either. But does that mean Kareem didn't have a killer instinct? The same with Bird. That doesn't mean you don't have a killer instinct. Tim Duncan don't kill like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, but I've played against Tim Duncan twice in the Finals and I know for sure he's got a killer instinct. So there are different ways to kill. ESPN.com

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