Manu Ginobili reacted to the San Antonio Spurs’ roller-coaster season on Twitter.
The 2017-18 season was unusual for the San Antonio Spurs, to say the least. Kawhi Leonard missed all but nine games with a right quadriceps injury and faces an unknown future, LaMarcus Aldridge had his best run with the Spurs, injuries littered the roster and the team barely made the playoffs.
Manu Ginobili, in his potentially his final NBA season, was along for the ride. At age 40, this was unlike anything seen in his 16 years in the Association. Controversy and turmoil were words thrown around, while past seasons found success and championships.
On Twitter, Ginobili reacted to this whirlwind season. He thanked everyone and called it “unusual but emotionally rewarding.”
??Now that NBA is over for us, I'm back on TW. Thanks everybody for the support and kind words! Unusual but very emotionally rewarding season.??Ahora que terminó para nosotros la temporada, vuelvo a TW. Gracias a todos por la onda y apoyo! ✌️✌️
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) April 27, 2018
“Unusual” and “rewarding” indeed. While the Spurs faced questions about Leonard all season and dealt with a myriad of injuries, they still won 47 games amidst a tight Western Conference playoff race. The Silver and Black even took a game from the Golden State Warriors in the NBA playoffs, coming close to winning Game 5, as well.
Will this be too much to bring Ginobili back in 2018-19? He may not decide for a few months, similar to the process from 2017, where the Argentinian star waited until July to announce a return for Year 16.
If that’s the case, again, and Ginobili returns, there should be his usual spot as the eighth or ninth man for San Antonio, no matter what happens this offseason.
Will Ginobili come back for another season and potentially be part of an unknown situation in the Alamo City? It’s among one of multiple storylines for this once-stable organization.