Even after revealing that he lost more than $20 million to a bad financial adviser — Tim Duncan is still always about the team.
According to Marc Stein, the Spurs are fully confident that they can get Manu Ginobili and Tim DUncan to return for one more season — and at a discount that will allow San Antonio to sign Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.
The San Antonio Spurs are operating under the premise that Tim Duncan will return in 2015-16 for a 19th NBA season, according to league sources.
Although Duncan and fellow Spurs mainstay Manu Ginobili have yet to make formal declarations about their plans for next season, sources said that the Spurs are optimistic about re-signing both at salaries that will allow the team to re-sign prized restricted free agent Kawhi Leonard this summer and to pursue top-tier free agent LaMarcus Aldridge.
As ESPN.com reported last month and again this week, San Antonio sits atop Aldridge’s list of preferred destinations if, as widely expected, he chooses to leave the Portland Trail Blazers this summer.
Aldridge has been linked to the Spurs for months now, but it appears that the draw of L.A. could sway the talented big man to Showtime.