Spurs roster analysis

Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald breaks down the team’s assets heading into the offseason:

Tim Duncan, forward
Age: 35
Contract status: One year, $21.2 million
Future: Still vital piece of franchise despite producing career-low numbers. Could exercise early-termination option this summer and sign longer-term deal for less money to give Spurs financial flexibility. No player in NBA stands to lose more money during potential lockout than him.

Manu Ginobili, guard
Age: 33
Contract status: Two years, $27 million
Future: Survived season relatively healthy, except for sprained elbow he took into playoffs. Getting older, but remains one of league’s toughest covers.

Tony Parker, guard
Age: 28
Contract status: Four years, $50 million (final season non- guaranteed)
Future: Approached All-Star form again after signing big contract extension in October. Stands as Spurs’ most viable trade chip entering offseason, though it is unlikely team would go that route.

Richard Jefferson, forward
Age: 30
Contract status: Three years, $30.3 million
Future: Enjoyed a better second season in San Antonio than first, but again faded during playoffs. Long-term deal inked last summer likely to keep him in Spurs uniform for foreseeable future.

Antonio McDyess, center/forward
Age: 36
Contract status: One year, $5.2 million (partially guaranteed)
Future: A rocking chair. Though he has a year left on his deal, McDyess has announced plans to retire after 15 seasons. Spurs will miss his toughness and veteran voice in locker room.

Matt Bonner, center/forward
Age: 31
Contract status: Three years, $11.3 million (final season partially guaranteed)
Future: Emerged as NBA’s most accurate 3-point shooter this season. Likely to remain a part of team’s plans as a coveted “spread-four” man.

George Hill, guard
Age: 24
Contract status: One year, $1.5 million
Future: Continued to play key role at both guard spots in third NBA season. Entering final season of rookie-scale contract. Under current guidelines, Spurs have until Oct. 31 to sign Hill to an extension or he becomes restricted free agent in 2012.

DeJuan Blair, center/forward
Age: 22
Contract status: Two years, $2 million (next season partially guaranteed, final season non- guaranteed)
Future: Started first 63 games before being replaced in starting lineup by McDyess. Best used as situational player against smaller frontcourts. Cheap contract makes him payroll-friendly.

Gary Neal, guard
Age: 26
Contract status: Two years, $1.75 million (both seasons non- guaranteed)
Future: One of NBA’s most compelling storylines after emerging from European League obscurity to set Spurs’ rookie 3-point records. Though contract is not guaranteed, he’s a lock to return next season.

Tiago Splitter, center
Age: 26
Contract status: Two years, $7.61 million
Future: Much-anticipated Brazilian never quite found his place as rookie but remains an integral part of the future. Offseason development will be imperative, but could be hampered by lockout.

James Anderson, guard
Age: 22
Contract status: Three years, $5.5 million (final two seasons at team option)
Future: Promising rookie was swallowed up by foot fracture that cost him 39 games. His development could be another casualty of labor strife, especially if there is no summer league.

Danny Green, guard/forward
Age: 23
Contract status: Free agent
Future: A raw but versatile defender who showed promise in separate stints with team and was active for every playoff game. A probable training camp invitee with a chance to stick.

Steve Novak, forward
Age: 27
Contract status: Free agent
Future: A deadly outside shooter the Spurs have been charting since before 2006 draft. Could be invited to training camp if he doesn’t hook on elsewhere.

Chris Quinn, guard
Age: 27
Contract status: Free agent
Future: Little-used as emergency option at point guard. Could return for camp, though Spurs could just as easily look elsewhere to fill role.

Da’Sean Butler, forward
Age: 23
Contract status: One year, $788,972 (non- guaranteed)
Future: Easily most intriguing name at bottom of roster. Will have a chance to make team out of camp if fully recovered from knee injury suffered in 2010 Final Four with West Virginia.

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