SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tim Duncan has given up millions in salary to give the San Antonio Spurs the cap space needed to re-sign teammates and add players such as LaMarcus Aldridge.
And Duncan has deferred offensively to teammates like Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard despite averaging 19.5 points over his 18-year career.
He has made those sacrifices, both financial and statistical, in pursuit of championships, not individual awards. But the NBA gave him one anyway. Duncan's peers awarded him the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award on Wednesday. In its third year, the award is voted upon by players from a candidate pool selected by past NBA stars.