Originally Posted by SCdac
Duncan has played more PF, as Tiago Splitter is taking the reigns at center (he's definitely a natural center, much more than Duncan).
Here's Duncan hitting a game winning shot over the Jazz in 2003... WHILE Malone is guarding him.
I've watched the games too, and that's not true. Duncan is the starting C. When Splitter is on the floor, they split more. But Splitter hasn't been starting all year. Not only that, but Duncan is still mostly at C when Splitter is on the floor.
Splitter is not a more natural C than Tim Duncan. Tim Duncan is a center who played alongside David Robinson. Therefore, he ended up the PF. I saw him in college too. He was a C, projected to be a C, and if Robinson hadn't gotten hurt Duncan would have played center on any team that could have drafted him...including San Antonio, had Robinson decided to retire.