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Duncan makes it clear he is not leaving Spurs after season

May 28, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

Spurs center Duncan scores on Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Durant in San Antonio, Texas Reuters

Not that you really had any doubt…

Tim Duncan will be a free agent come July 1, and after his rebound performance this season and through the playoffs, a few teams around the league would have interest if they could get him at a fair price.

Don’t bother.

Here is what Duncan told Johnny Ludden in a fantastic interview at Yahoo Sports.

“Though I shouldn’t say that; I have to threaten them that I’ll leave,” he joked. “No … I’m not going anywhere. You can print that wherever you want to. I’m here and I’m a Spur for life.”

Duncan thinks he has another year or two left in his old knees, he changed his diet and dropped 20 pounds and is now moving better than he has in years. He’s revitalized, as his 16 and 11 in Game 1 testified to. He does not carry the Spurs offense anymore, but he is still a threat you have to respect.

And he may be for another couple years.

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