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2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

8.9

REB

7.5

AST

3.0

STL

0.9

BLK

1.3

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Every offseason, it seems like Duncan is on the verge of retiring, but then he decides to return and keeps producing at an All-NBA level for another season. The 39-year-old averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 0.8 steals in 29 minutes per game thr...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 260 lbs   DOB: 4/24/1976  College: Wake Forest   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 1997   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with San Antonio in July 2015.

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Tim Duncan NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 28 66 33.4 20.3 11.1 2.7 0.7 2.6 0.0 49.6 67.0 1.9 3.1 8.0 0.1 33.3 7.8 15.8 4.6 6.9
2005-06 29 80 34.8 18.6 11.0 3.2 0.9 2.0 0.0 48.4 62.9 2.5 2.9 8.1 0.1 40.0 7.2 14.8 4.2 6.7
2006-07 30 80 34.1 20.0 10.6 3.4 0.8 2.4 0.0 54.6 63.7 2.8 2.7 7.9 0.1 11.1 7.7 14.1 4.5 7.1
2007-08 31 78 34.0 19.3 11.3 2.8 0.7 1.9 0.0 49.7 73.0 2.3 3.0 8.3 0.1 0.0 7.5 15.1 4.3 5.9
2008-09 32 75 33.6 19.3 10.7 3.5 0.5 1.7 0.0 50.4 69.2 2.2 2.7 8.0 0.0 0.0 7.4 14.8 4.5 6.4
2009-10 33 78 31.2 17.9 10.1 3.2 0.6 1.5 0.0 51.8 72.5 1.8 2.8 7.3 0.1 18.2 7.2 13.9 3.5 4.8
2010-11 34 SAS 76 28.4 13.4 8.9 2.7 0.7 1.9 0.0 50.0 71.6 1.6 2.2 6.7 0.1 0.0 5.5 11.0 2.4 3.4
2011-12 35 SAS 58 28.2 15.4 9.0 2.3 0.7 1.5 0.0 49.2 69.5 1.7 1.9 7.1 0.1 0.0 6.2 12.6 3.0 4.3
2012-13 36 SAS 69 30.1 17.8 9.9 2.7 0.7 2.7 0.0 50.2 81.7 2.1 1.8 8.1 0.1 28.6 7.1 14.1 3.6 4.3
2013-14 37 SAS 74 29.2 15.1 9.7 3.0 0.6 1.9 0.0 49.0 73.1 2.1 2.1 7.6 0.1 0.0 6.0 12.2 3.1 4.3
2014-15 38 SAS 77 28.9 13.9 9.1 3.0 0.8 2.0 0.0 51.2 74.0 1.7 2.2 6.9 0.1 28.6 5.4 10.6 3.0 4.0
2015-16 39 SAS 37 25.9 8.9 7.5 3.0 0.9 1.3 0.0 50.6 74.4 1.7 1.7 5.8 0.1 0.0 3.6 7.2 1.6 2.1
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Tim Duncan NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 5 25.4 7.4 5.4 2.4 1.4 1.6 0.0 41.2 81.8 1.0 1.2 4.2 0.2 0.0 2.8 6.8 1.8 2.2
Last 5 Games 5 25.4 7.4 5.4 2.4 1.4 1.6 0.0 41.2 81.8 1.0 1.2 4.2 0.2 0.0 2.8 6.8 1.8 2.2
Last 10 Games 10 24.7 8.9 6.5 2.8 1.1 0.9 0.0 48.7 75.0 1.2 1.3 5.2 0.1 0.0 3.7 7.6 1.5 2.0
Last 20 Games 20 24.4 8.1 6.3 3.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 49.6 70.6 1.5 1.4 5.0 0.1 0.0 3.5 7.0 1.2 1.7

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Tim Duncan
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 9 @MIA Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 6 LAL Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 5 @DAL Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 3 NOP Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 1 ORL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 30 @CLE Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 27 HOU Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 25 @GSW Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 22 @LAL 21 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0
2016-1Jan 21 @PHO Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 DAL 21 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 5 2
2016-1Jan 14 CLE 33 9 6 3 1 2 1 4 10 1 2 0 1 2 4 3
2016-1Jan 12 @DET 30 14 9 3 4 2 2 5 8 4 5 0 0 2 7 3
2016-1Jan 11 @BKN 22 8 4 2 1 2 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
2016-1Jan 8 NYK 21 7 5 1 1 0 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 1
2016-1Jan 6 UTA 26 18 8 6 1 0 0 8 13 2 2 0 0 2 6 3
2016-1Jan 4 @MIL 27 14 10 4 2 1 1 7 11 0 1 0 0 2 8 5
2016-1Jan 2 HOU 14 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2015-12Dec 30 PHO Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 28 MIN Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 26 DEN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 25 @HOU 32 13 11 3 0 0 3 5 10 3 4 0 0 2 9 4
2015-12Dec 23 @MIN 24 2 5 5 1 4 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 3 2
2015-12Dec 21 IND 23 7 5 3 2 2 1 3 6 1 1 0 0 1 4 3
2015-12Dec 18 LAC 29 14 5 4 1 0 2 5 8 4 6 0 0 3 2 2
2015-12Dec 16 WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 14 UTA 18 5 5 1 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 4 2
2015-12Dec 12 @ATL 31 4 10 4 1 0 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
2015-12Dec 11 LAL 20 5 4 2 1 1 2 2 5 1 4 0 0 0 4 0
2015-12Dec 9 @TOR 20 8 2 2 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
2015-12Dec 7 @PHI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 5 BOS 24 6 5 4 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
2015-12Dec 3 @MEM 31 6 10 5 1 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 3
2015-12Dec 2 MIL 20 16 10 1 1 0 2 7 11 2 2 0 0 3 7 1
2015-11Nov 30 @CHI 30 6 12 3 0 1 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 4 8 3
2015-11Nov 28 ATL 28 10 18 4 1 2 1 5 9 0 0 0 0 5 13 3
2015-11Nov 27 @DEN Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 25 DAL 28 2 9 4 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
2015-11Nov 23 PHO 32 7 8 1 2 1 2 2 6 3 4 0 0 3 5 3
2015-11Nov 21 MEM 36 10 10 4 4 2 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 2 8 5
2015-11Nov 20 @NOP 19 6 0 2 1 1 0 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
2015-11Nov 18 DEN 28 12 11 6 1 6 2 5 8 2 2 0 0 5 6 3
2015-11Nov 16 POR 29 10 9 2 0 2 2 4 8 2 3 0 0 4 5 0
2015-11Nov 14 PHI 27 15 4 2 1 4 1 7 12 1 3 0 0 1 3 2
2015-11Nov 11 @POR 21 12 6 2 1 2 1 5 7 2 3 0 0 0 6 3
2015-11Nov 9 @SAC 23 11 14 2 0 0 2 4 8 3 4 0 0 4 10 3
2015-11Nov 7 CHA 24 11 8 2 0 0 3 4 5 3 4 0 0 1 7 2
2015-11Nov 4 @WAS 27 8 11 5 0 0 4 3 5 2 2 0 0 2 9 4
2015-11Nov 2 @NYK 35 16 10 6 1 2 1 6 10 4 6 0 0 1 9 4
2015-11Nov 1 @BOS 29 7 9 5 0 1 4 3 9 1 2 0 1 1 8 4
2015-10Oct 30 BKN 29 15 8 1 0 0 2 4 7 7 7 0 0 0 8 2
2015-10Oct 28 @OKC 26 8 6 0 2 3 1 3 8 2 2 0 0 3 3 2
Tim Duncan Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Tim Duncan – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #5 Power Forward

1.  Tim Duncan

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True Shooting Percentage

54.4%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Tim Duncan has a true shooting percentage of 54.4%.

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Tim Duncan NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 28 66 36.0 21.9 12.0 2.9 0.7 2.8 0.0 49.6 67.0 2.1 3.3 8.7 0.1 33.3 8.4 17.0 5.0 7.4
2005-06 29 80 36.0 19.2 11.4 3.3 0.9 2.1 0.0 48.4 62.9 2.6 3.0 8.4 0.1 40.0 7.4 15.3 4.3 6.9
2006-07 30 80 36.0 21.1 11.2 3.6 0.9 2.5 0.0 54.6 63.7 2.9 2.8 8.3 0.1 11.1 8.2 14.9 4.8 7.5
2007-08 31 78 36.0 20.5 12.0 3.0 0.8 2.1 0.0 49.7 73.0 2.4 3.2 8.7 0.1 0.0 7.9 16.0 4.6 6.3
2008-09 32 75 36.0 20.7 11.4 3.8 0.5 1.8 0.0 50.4 69.2 2.4 2.9 8.5 0.0 0.0 8.0 15.8 4.8 6.9
2009-10 33 78 36.0 20.6 11.6 3.6 0.7 1.7 0.0 51.8 72.5 2.1 3.3 8.4 0.2 18.2 8.3 16.0 4.0 5.5
2010-11 34 SAS 76 36.0 17.1 11.3 3.4 0.8 2.4 0.0 50.0 71.6 2.0 2.8 8.5 0.1 0.0 7.0 14.0 3.1 4.3
2011-12 35 SAS 58 36.0 19.7 11.5 2.9 0.8 1.9 0.0 49.2 69.5 2.1 2.4 9.0 0.1 0.0 8.0 16.1 3.8 5.5
2012-13 36 SAS 69 36.0 21.3 11.9 3.2 0.9 3.2 0.0 50.2 81.7 2.5 2.1 9.7 0.1 28.6 8.5 16.9 4.2 5.2
2013-14 37 SAS 74 36.0 18.7 12.0 3.7 0.7 2.3 0.0 49.0 73.1 2.7 2.6 9.4 0.1 0.0 7.4 15.1 3.9 5.3
2014-15 38 SAS 77 36.0 17.3 11.4 3.7 1.0 2.4 0.0 51.2 74.0 2.1 2.7 8.6 0.1 28.6 6.8 13.2 3.7 5.0
2015-16 39 SAS 37 36.0 12.3 10.5 4.1 1.2 1.8 0.0 50.6 74.4 2.4 2.4 8.1 0.1 0.0 5.1 10.0 2.2 2.9
Rest Of Season Projections 39 SAS 26 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tim Duncan
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Tim Duncan NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 28 66 2203 1342 732 179 45 174 3 49.6 67.0 127 202 530 9 33.3 517 1042 305 455
2005-06 29 80 2784 1485 881 253 70 162 2 48.4 62.9 198 231 650 5 40.0 574 1185 335 533
2006-07 30 80 2726 1599 845 273 66 190 1 54.6 63.7 223 213 632 9 11.1 618 1131 362 568
2007-08 31 78 2651 1508 881 218 56 152 0 49.7 73.0 178 237 644 4 0.0 585 1178 338 463
2008-09 32 75 2523 1450 800 264 38 126 0 50.4 69.2 165 201 599 2 0.0 558 1107 334 483
2009-10 33 78 2436 1395 788 246 45 117 2 51.8 72.5 140 221 567 11 18.2 561 1082 271 374
2010-11 34 SAS 76 2156 1022 678 203 50 146 0 50.0 71.6 122 169 509 4 0.0 419 838 184 257
2011-12 35 SAS 58 1634 895 520 132 38 88 0 49.2 69.5 97 110 410 4 0.0 361 733 173 249
2012-13 36 SAS 69 2078 1227 686 184 50 183 2 50.2 81.7 147 124 562 7 28.6 490 976 245 300
2013-14 37 SAS 74 2158 1119 721 220 43 139 0 49.0 73.1 159 158 563 5 0.0 444 906 231 316
2014-15 38 SAS 77 2227 1070 704 230 63 151 2 51.2 74.0 131 170 534 7 28.6 419 819 230 311
2015-16 39 SAS 37 960 328 279 110 33 49 0 50.6 74.4 63 64 215 2 0.0 135 267 58 78
Rest Of Season Projections 39 SAS 26 641 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tim Duncan
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Tim Duncan NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 28 66 33.4 54.0 49.8 11.6 8.2 1.4 25.3
2005-06 29 80 34.8 52.3 48.5 13.5 10.6 1.3 23.1
2006-07 30 80 34.1 57.9 54.7 14.5 11.9 1.2 25.4
2007-08 31 78 34.0 54.6 49.7 12.3 10.0 1.2 24.6
2008-09 32 75 33.6 54.9 50.4 15.1 9.4 1.6 24.2
2009-10 33 78 31.2 56.0 51.9 15.1 8.6 1.8 23.4
2010-11 34 SAS 76 28.4 53.7 50.0 15.9 9.6 1.7 19.5
2011-12 35 SAS 58 28.2 53.1 49.2 12.3 9.1 1.4 19.4
2012-13 36 SAS 69 30.1 55.4 50.3 12.8 10.2 1.3 23.8
2013-14 37 SAS 74 29.2 53.5 49.0 15.4 11.2 1.4 20.8
2014-15 38 SAS 77 28.9 56.0 51.3 17.5 9.9 1.8 20.9
2015-16 39 SAS 37 25.9 54.4 50.6 23.2 13.3 1.7 15.8
Rest Of Season Projections 39 SAS 26 24.6 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Tim Duncan
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Tim Duncan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Duncan (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with the Heat, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

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Duncan (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Heat.

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Duncan (knee) will be out for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Duncan (knee) won't play Saturday against the Lakers.

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Duncan (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's tilt with the Mavericks, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Duncan (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

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Duncan (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Magic.

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Duncan (knee) will sit out Saturday's matchup with the Cavaliers.

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Duncan (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

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Coach Gregg Popovich suggested that Duncan's absence from Monday's 120-90 loss to the Warriors due to what was describe as right knee soreness was more than just a maintenance day for the 39-year-old, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Duncan has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Warriors due to soreness in his right knee, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Duncan (rest) will return to the starting lineup Friday versus the Lakers, Mike Trudell of Time Warner Cable SportsNet reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Heading into his 18th NBA season, Tim Duncan will be looking to add another ring to his fingers so he can cosplay as Thanos with minimal effort. Last season, leading the Spurs to the championship and garnering his fifth ring in the process, Duncan averaged 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks in 29 minutes per game through 74 games. He shot 49 percent from the field on 12.2 attempts per game and 73 percent from the line on 4.3 attempts per game. Duncan has been remarkably consistent despite being 38 years old. He pulled down over nine boards a game for the third consecutive season and also shot over 49 percent for the eighth consecutive season. Coach Gregg Popovich is known for resting his stars and playing them limited minutes, so much so that Spurs generally hold limited fantasy value. With that said, Duncan missed just eight games last season. If you look back at the numbers Duncan has produced over the past four seasons, they are remarkably consistent, and there is no reason to think that Popovich will change his style or that Duncan will regress significantly this season. Duncan had the fifth most blocks in the entire NBA at 139, as well as posting the league's sixth best PER (player efficiency rating), at a mark of 24.4. For fantasy, Duncan's ability to block shots, score, grab boards, and shoot solid percentages makes him, yet again, a solid yet often overlooked player.

2013-14

Duncan's rejuvenated performance last season was a surprise to many, as it seemed that the veteran superstar had already succumbed to the powers of aging, averaging just 13.4 points and 15.4 points in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons respectively, the lowest averages of his entire career. Last season was arguably his best season of the past four years. Duncan averaged 17.8 points (50 percent from the field), 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 blocks in 69 games. Although he will be 37 years old heading into the coming season, Duncan still looks to be a valuable fantasy asset. Barring any major injuries, the veteran forward should still be a viable option in most formats. However, it is possible that his minutes could take a dip, particularly during the second half of the season, as coach Gregg Popovich generally prefers not to overload his aging superstars with excessive mileage down the line. His value in keeper leagues is limited by his age, but Ducan remains a great buy at the right price in one-year leagues.

2012-13

Duncanís not a sexy pick any longer. He wonít elicit oohs and aahs when you select him in the fifth round or later. Consistency rarely gets a reaction. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich continued his Duncan preservation project, limiting the big manís minutes to 28 per game last season, in addition to giving him occasional nights off. Duncan averaged 15.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game despite the drop in minutes--lower than his career per-game averages--but his per-minute numbers remain static. And those per-game averages were up from the career-lows he set the previous season. He hovered around 50 percent shooting (49.2) and blocked more than a shot per game (1.5). We know the downside by now: his free-throw shooting remains in the 70-percent range, the reduced minutes, and his age. Duncan will be 36 when the regular season tips off. The Spurs re-signed him for another three seasons this offseason. If you donít jump too early, Duncan should be a great value pick from the fifth round and beyond.

2011-12

After dominating the NBA power forward position for 13 seasons, Duncan finally started to show his age during his 14th campaign. The 35-year-old big man finished the season with career-lows in points (13.5) and rebounds (8.9) while playing the fewest minutes (28) of his career. Despite the drop in production, Duncan still held decent fantasy value thanks to his contributions in field-goal percentage (50.0) and blocks (1.9). The Spurs are a team on their last legs, so look for coach Gregg Popovich to continue limiting his veteranís minutes during the regular season. While Duncanís per-game averages would surely be better with more playing time, fantasy owners should appreciate the fact that less minutes have helped contribute to Duncan staying healthy as he enters the twilight of his career. Duncanís name value will most likely cause his draft day value to remain somewhat inflated in comparison to his actual production, but if he happens to drop, this old dog still has value.

2010-11

Duncan recorded the fewest ppg (17.9), rpg (10.1) and bpg (1.5) during his 13-year career last season, which isn't a surprise since he also spent his least amount of time on the court (31:18 mpg); in fact, his mpg have now dropped in each of the past four seasons. Duncan is 34 years old and has played in 1,147 career games if you count the postseason, so it's hard to argue with the Spurs' strategy, as he's managed to appear in at least 75 games in each of the past five seasons, and San Antonio is clearly more concerned with the postseason anyway. Still, it's a tactic likely to continue, limiting Duncan's fantasy value. While they may be career-lows, all those aforementioned numbers are still plenty impressive, but Duncan struggles from the charity stripe (68.7% for his career), and further overall decline can safely be expected. Duncan's an interesting option for owners who prefer not reach for "the next big thing", his fantasy value is going in the wrong direction.

2009-10

At age 33 and with 899 games played, itís clear which direction Duncanís career is going. However, he remained extremely productive last season, even if his block (1.7) and steal (0.5) averages were both career-worsts. His minutes per game have decreased in each of the past three years, as the Spurs are more focused on the playoffs than the regular season. Duncan remains a fantastic defender and rebounder and has an array of polished post moves thanks to sound fundamentals and excellent footwork. Even at this stage of his career, Duncanís one of the best players in the NBA, though his weakness at the free-throw line remains a problem for fantasy purposes. Still, itís safe to expect further decline in his overall stats moving forward, considering his age and that heís approaching 1,000 career games. Moreover, the team wonít have to rely on him as much with a healthy Manu Ginobili returning and also with the addition of Richard Jefferson to take on some of the scoring load. Because heís no longer a sexy pick, Duncan could be undervalued in some formats, because even if his numbers continue to decline, his floor remains far higher than most.

2008-09

Itíd be awfully tough to come up with a list of the ten best players in the NBA without including Duncan. It might be just as hard to find a fantasy league where Timmy is picked in the top ten. Why the discrepancy? The biggest problem is focus. As in, the Spurs focus on the post-season, limiting Duncanís minutes from November to April so he can do his best work in May and June. The other problem is free-throw shooting. Like Shaquille OíNeal in his prime, Duncan racks up a ton of free-throw attempts, and misses entirely too many of those freebies. A bad percentage from such a high-volume free-throw shooter can kill a fantasy teamís average. The free throw shooting may not be as much of a problem as in years past Ė last season Duncan raised that average to 73 percent Ė his best total since 2001-02. The minutes, on the other hand, seem likely to continue a downward trend.

2007-08

Duncan is a better player in real life than he is in fantasy; an MVP-caliber NBA player but only a fantasy all-star. He still puts up outstanding numbers in most categories (20.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.4 bpg, 54.6% FG, 3.4 apg), but he only plays about 34 minutes per night as he has reached the stage in his career where itís more important for him to remain fresh for the playoffs than to put up the video game-type numbers in the regular season. Heís also been relatively healthy for the past two seasons, with consecutive 80-game campaigns to counter the notion that age and injury were slowing him down. Really, the only weakness in Duncanís game is at the free throw line (63.7% on 7.1 attempts/game). Combined with his low minutes played, this might put him a notch below the elite fantasy players at the position.

2006-07

Duncan's contributions as fantasy player have been in decline for several seasons now, as the Spurs limit his regular-season minutes somewhat and his overall numbers suffer as a result. That said, Duncan is still an excellent source of rebounds, blocks and field-goal percentage, so long as you can absorb a hit to your free-throw shooting. Duncan's scoring has declined for four straight seasons, but he's still good for 18 per game, which is nothing to sneeze at, especially if he qualifies at center in your league.

2005-06

Poor free throw shooting is the only thing that keeps Duncan from moving up the list; in a points league, Duncan trails only KG and maybe LeBron in value. Duncan shot 67% from the line in the regular season, which was actually quite a bit better than his 60% figure from 2003-04. Everywhere else, though, Duncan is dominant. The Big Fundamental has averaged over 20 points and 11 rebounds per game in each of his eight years in the league, and last year was no different. His scoring and rebounding were down just a bit, but so were his minutes, as the Spurs did their best to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Duncan adds value over the other power forwards with his shot-blocking, ranking third in the league with 2.64 rejections per game. Duncan's health is a bit of a red flag, as he's missed 29 games combined over the past two seasons with persistent ankle problems, but he provides a ton of value when heís in your lineup.

2004-05

An awful lot of the criticism of Team USA's performance in Athens centered on fundamentals. They can't pass. They can't shoot. They don't play the game "the right way." Well, I beg to differ - there's one Dream Teamer who is fundamentally sound. Hell, he DEFINES fundamentally sound. He'll also be thrilled to return to the land where superstars get the benefit of the doubt from the zebras, and every team doesn't play a zone that collapses on him every time he sniffs the ball. In this land, Duncan will continue to put up MVP-type numbers. His only flaw, of course, is free-throw shooting... he was under 60% for the season.

2003-04

After averaging 23.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.93 blocks in 39.3 minutes per night, Duncan, at 27, is now entering the prime of his career. Expect similar numbers to last season, making him the likely number one overall pick in leagues where he is center-eligible.