SAN ANTONIO – Spurs guard Manu Ginobili remains unsure about returning next season or retiring, but he told lanacion.com he was going to take a month to think about his future with the Spurs since his contract runs out on July 1.
Below is part of a column Ginobili wrote for lanacion.com translated into English:
"Pop told us that he wanted Tim and me back next season. Those words make things very difficult. Honestly, if the franchise said they didn't want me or it was time to rebuild and wanted a younger team, that would have made things very easy for me."
"At times I say, 'How am I not going to play a little more?' There are other times I don't even want to see a basketball. I'll wait a month and see how I feel. If I feel like a former player or not."
The Spurs lost to the Clippers in the first round of this year's playoffs after a thrilling seven game series.
Ginobili has played in San Antonio for 13 years and is one of the most popular players in franchise history.
His production has somewhat declined and he averaged only 10.5 points per game this season, his lowest since his rookie year.