There may be a Big 3-sized void on the Spurs roster, but at least some of that has been mitigated by the presence of the two retired members. We’ve already seen Manu Ginobili hanging out (a lot) at training camp, but per usual the much more under-the-radar Tim Duncan has been there too.
Here he is working out with Chimezie Metu, who looks like no slouch going up against an all-time great:
Chimezie Metu vs. Tim Duncan pic.twitter.com/q3daXCDG8s— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) October 2, 2018
Duncan here at practice getting some work in with Chimezie Metu... #Spurs @TheAthleticNBA pic.twitter.com/MUswgpy91E— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) October 2, 2018
Duncan still got some moves... #Spurs @TheAthleticNBA pic.twitter.com/sEXMG1elXW— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) October 2, 2018
Jaron Blossomgame also got some burn with Timmy, and while granted he has a size disadvantage, there were still plenty of learning moments:
Duncan out here schooling the youngsters after #Spurs practice... this move right here... nasty @TheAthleticNBA pic.twitter.com/k6xkLux2Ga— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) October 2, 2018
Bloosomgame returned the favor on Duncan this time #Spurs @TheAthleticNBA pic.twitter.com/LURqYHF1og— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) October 2, 2018
Patty Mills did ask Duncan if he was contemplating coming back to play for #Spurs ... “He gave me donuts,” said Mills. Duncan told him “No chance.” ...meanwhile, Duncan still posting Blossomgame pic.twitter.com/wn6BGM99aa— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) October 2, 2018
Like we always say, once a Spur always a Spur.