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Manu Ginobili Likely to Play Next Season

Apr 17, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20, right) drives to the basket as Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jarell Martin (10, left) defends during the second half in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20, right) drives to the basket as Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jarell Martin (10, left) defends during the second half in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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With Manu Ginobili opting out of his contract with the San Antonio Spurs making him an unrestricted free agent, some may come to the conclusion that he may retire or come back for one more season with San Antonio.

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But if Spurs fans are worried No. 20 might hang it up, then they need to take a deep breath. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of

The Vertical,

there’s a strong belief Ginobili is leaning towards playing one more season in the NBA and more than likely it could be with San Antonio.

The 14-year veteran is coming off of a season where he helped lead San Antonio to their 19th consecutive playoff appearance and a franchise record 67 wins. He averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 58 games during the regular season.

The thought is that Manu is not likely to play with any other team and will retire a Spur, so breathe easy silver and black fans.

There are still some mixed feelings around the interwebs on Ginobili’s decision in coming back for another season. Ginobili is a great player, and over his 14 year career you can see the passion that he has in the game.

Many believe the time is now for him to call it a career, but there is no denying Ginobili will play this game until he can’t anymore.

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Should Ginobili return for one more hurrah, he will be a valuable veteran in what is shaping up to be a youth movement happening in San Antonio.

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