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San Antonio Spurs: As the offseason wanes, two decisions remain

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 22: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs after Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 22: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs after Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs still have two decisions that linger in an already chaotic offseason.

In an unusual summer for the San Antonio Spurs, they lost Tony Parker to the Charlotte Hornets and sent Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick. Kyle Anderson even left for the Memphis Grizzlies, when the Spurs declined to match his offer sheet.

As July reaches its final days, San Antonio’s main offseason moves could be over. However, two decisions remain, one of which is under team control and the other is not.

Manu Ginobili has yet to announce his decision on playing in the 2018-19 season, which would be his 17th year at age 41. The Spurs have depth at guard, but would no longer feature a veteran with as much time spent in the organization as Ginobili, with Parker out of the mix.

The Spurs have a decision to make on Brandon Paul’s contract; it’s non-guaranteed until Aug. 1. If he remains on the roster by then, his contract sets in for the 2018-19 season. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reported that the Silver and Black remain undecided.

On the Brandon Paul front… told #Spurs still undecided on his deal. If picked up, Paul will make roughly $1.3M for 2018-19 season… team has until Aug. 1st. to decide pic.twitter.com/ysDrdilzcL

— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 18, 2018

Both decisions are potentially the final two of the offseason that will shape San Antonio’s roster. If these players stay, they would join the roster’s fresh faces, including Marco Belinelli and Lonnie Walker IV.

With Ginobili, there will probably always be a spot for him in the rotation. That’s not a guarantee for Paul, however, as he sat near the end of the bench for most of the season, losing a consistent rotation spot to Bryn Forbes.

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Will the Spurs keep two players or open two spots on their roster? If they go, who could replace them in training camp and for the 2018-19 season?

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