San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili Will Return in 2015

By Bill Simpson

Mar 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) shots the ball over Orlando Magic guard E

Manu Ginobili wants to return to the San Antonio Spurs for the 2014-15 season and fulfill his contract, though his bald spot may say otherwise.

After a less than stellar 2013 Finals, Ginobili signed a two-year, $14 million contract this past offseason.

Ginobili told USA Today Sports:

“I had a terrible season. I had a season where I had three tears in my hamstring, and I could never get in rhythm and it was starting to play in my head. This year, I had none (of that). … I’ve been healthy. I’ve been strong, and I’m not thinking about my body. I’m thinking about the game. That completely changes everything.

Though he is about to be 37 years old, he isn’t having a bad season, averaging 12.5 points on 46.8% shooting, 4.4 assists in 23.0 minutes per game.

“Even before I signed for the two years, I thought, ‘OK, I want to sign for two years because I can and because they want me for two years, so I’m going to do it. But I wasn’t sure that I was going to play both, depending on how I felt. But after seeing how I feel and how I still enjoy (the game), I’m pretty sure I’m going to play (both seasons).”

It’ll be interesting to see the dominos fall after one of the big three finally hangs it up.