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Spurs guard Manu Ginobili ‘seriously considering retirement’

The San Antonio Spurs could possibly see another one of their mainstays depart this offseason with veteran guard Manu Ginobili once again contemplating his NBA future, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, a future Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, is seriously considering retirement and plans to meet with coach Gregg Popovich in the coming days to discuss his future, league sources told ESPN.

The 41-year-old has continued to stay active by participating in workouts at the team’s practice facility over the last several weeks while he’s still through his decision-making process. Ginobili has played all 16 seasons in the league with the Spurs where he has been one of their most dependable scorers and playmakers. He has been a key factor in helping build their sustained success for nearly the last two decades.

Although he isn’t the player he once was, he has proven that he can excel in a limited role off the bench as he averaged 8.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting from the floor with 2.5 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per contest in 65 games played. Ginobili appears to still be in shape to take the physical grind of another season, which may come down to his desire to keep playing.

He still has one year left on the two-year, $5 million deal with the Spurs that will pay him $2.5 million for the 2018-19 campaign. There is still over a month until the start of training camp begins, which Ginobili will likely come to a decision on his status for next season.

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