Duncan, KG join elite club

Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, inexorably bound as generational rivals and two of the greatest big men to ever set foot on an NBA court, are now joined in one more way.

Both joined Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki over the offseason as the only players in the Association with full no-trade clauses, according to NBA salary expert .

Not that it really matters, of course. Now 36, Duncan re-upped for three more seasons after playing all 15 years of his pro career in San Antonio. But it was still a well-deserved token of respect for a player who has meant so much to the franchise.

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