This weekend the San Antonio Spurs will decide what direction the franchise when Tim Duncan decides whether he will call it quits with his legendary career.

Early this summer, Duncan exercised his contract option for next season, but there has always been doubt about whether he would actually go for season No. 20.

League sources told The Vertical One that San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan was strongly leaning toward retiring, a decision that would bring an end to an memorable 19-season NBA career.

Sources say, Duncan has indicated to close associates, friends, and team officials that he’s getting ready to make an announcement soon on his departure.

Duncan, age 40, last season averaged a reputable 8.6 points, 1.3 blocks and 7.3 rebounds per game on 25.2 minutes. His role has already been reduced; That means it is possible that Duncan could find himself on an even bigger backseat this coming season because of the arrival of Pau Gasol as the Spurs focus on yet another chance at a championship.