According to the San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan will not opt of the final year of his contract.
As such, Duncan will play out the final year of his existing deal, during which he is scheduled to earn $21.2 million, and remains on track to become a free agent after the 2011-12 campaign.
The Express News states Duncan's camp agreed to stand pat with the strong possibility of a lockout looming on Thursday. The intentions are for Duncan to play through the final year of his contract and then sign a new deal after the 11-12' season. The report goes on to tell the team will not pursue an extension with Duncan before Thursday.
However, with no extension talk, and a lockout imminent, could a lockout season be the last for Duncan in a Spurs uniform? Highly doubtful.