Many jokes have been made this summer about the retirement of 15-year NBA veteran Antonio McDyess' retirement taking the San Antonio Spurs from one of the oldest NBA teams to one of the youngest.
Sans the 6-9 forward, the Spurs are currently the eighth youngest team in the NBA. But just as McDyess' AARP membership and Modern Maturity subscription may be put on hold, that number could also change for the Spurs as the guaranteed salary deadline on McDyess' 2011-12 contract has been extended, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
McDyess’ deal called for him to be paid $5.2 million next season unless the Spurs waived him by midnight EST on Thursday. With the NBA owners officially calling for a lockout of the players, beginning at 12:01 a.m. EST today, the agreement allows the Spurs to wait for the league and its players union to hammer out a new agreement before they are forced to waive a player they still believe can help their team if he wants to continue playing.