The San Antonio Spurs seem poised to make one more title run as the season winds to a close. Tim Duncan's status remains up in the air, as he has the choice to either retire, test free agency or re-sign with the Spurs.
Next year, while it is very unlikely, Duncan may no longer be a member of the team that has been built around him for the past era.
Many wonder whether or not another championship will help Duncan end his career satisfied with his achievements.
The other, more unlikely option is that the legendary power forward decides to test free agency and sign elsewhere. While this is unlikely, nothing is impossible, and a possible departure—whether by retirement or free agency—would leave the Spurs with a void in need of filling.
In this scenario, it would be wise for the Spurs to take a look towards these free agents, whose style and talent make them ideal candidates to be the team's back-up plan, in case Duncan leaves.