Tim Duncan is one of the most esteemed basketball players to ever take the court. The future Hall of Famer has won five NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs, he's gone to the All-Star game 15 times, he's twice won the league's Most Valuable Player award, and he has received numerous other honors earned throughout his 19-year career.
The center has been slowing down for several seasons now, but he's still been able to make solid contributions to the San Antonio Spurs' success. But now, at age 40, Duncan's production is at an all-time low this postseason.
He's averaging just 4.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, while shooting 39.5 percent from the field in nine games, leading ESPN analyst Tim Legler to believe that one of the NBA's best all-time power forwards doesn't have much left to give.
Appearing on the Mike and Mike radio show, Legler had this to say:
Right now, he's having a really difficult time, for whatever reason. I guess at some point, every athlete comes to that point where you hit the wall, where you just can't have the impact on the game that you want on either end of the floor. He's a guy, because of his poise, his presence and his basketball IQ, is still helpful to their team. But there are times that when he's getting the ball he just can't do anything with it to finish at the rim.
It's very possible that Duncan has played his last game in a Spurs uniform at home, but keep in mind that he was a solid contributor in the regular season, adding 8.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to San Antonio's attack.
You can see all of Legler's comments here.
[button width=”full” button size=”bigger” color=”custom” align=”center” textcolor=”#ffffff” texthcolor=”#ffffff” bgcolor=”#8b0000″ link=”https://clutchpoints.com/tim-duncan-had-0-field-goal-attempts-for-first-time-in-his-career/”]NEXT: Tim Duncan had 0 field goal attempts for first time in his career[/button]