Tim Duncan is a seasoned veteran. A pioneer. A legend. There are many ways to describe the 39-year-old. Most importantly Duncan is a great player who will cruise into the Hall of Fame. The 18-year veteran averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 3 assists. Unlike most terrific power forwards Duncan averaged just less than 30 minutes per game.
His scoring numbers aren’t nothing to brag about, but he is efficient.April 22, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) grabs a rebound against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Duncan shot 51% from the field and a respectable 74% from the charity stripe. He also passes better than the average power forward and for this season he will likely have eligibility at center. If Duncan is listed as a center he will blow the average center away in assists and free-throw percentage.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Duncan is a great defender. He is a 15-time NBA All-Defensive Team Selection for a reason. Duncan averaged 2 blocks and 0.8 steals last season. Duncan was seventh in blocks per game.
What Can One Expect From Tim Duncan in 2015-16?
It is likely that Duncan will average a career low in scoring. His previous career low was 13.4 points in 2010-11.
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Defensively, Duncan will continue to excel. Due to a reduction in his minutes, he will likely average around 1.5 blocks.
Despite the dip in his production, Duncan is worth the gamble outside the top-30. He is efficient and he produces in key areas like assists and blocks.
Predicted Statistics: 12.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.5 bpg, 0.7 spg, 52% fg, 73% ft