Antonio McDyess To Retire From NBA, San Antonio Spurs, According To Report

San Antonio Spurs forward Antonio McDyess will call it a career, as most expected he would, according to a report by Mike Monroe of the San Antonio-Express News. He had said he would retire after the Spurs' first-round playoff loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last year, and he has followed through on that.

McDyess was scheduled to be owed $5.2 million if he elected to play next season. Half of that total is guaranteed to him. With him retiring, the Spurs will not owe him the other half of that salary.

McDyess averaged 5.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19 minutes per game for the Spurs last year, the 16th of his career. A former No. 2 overall pick and rising star, McDyess' rise was stunted by several knee injuries. Recently, though, he came back and was a solid contributor to some very strong Detroit Pistons teams before playing for San Antonio the last two years.

For more on the Spurs, visit Pounding the Rock.

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