Roundtable: What now for Spurs?
San Antonio's drastic change in offensive style this season (more running, fewer half-court sets) meant Duncan didn't carry the lion's share of the load as he had in years past, and you have to wonder now if the move was perhaps made because coach Gregg Popovich was well aware that the future Hall of Famer couldn't do it all like he had before.
The likely lockout could come into play here, too. If it's not a shortened season, maybe Duncan plays one, full final campaign before riding off into the Texas sunset. An abbreviated schedule, however, might inspire him to take advantage of the added rest and play two more seasons.