Spurs guard Manu Ginobili says it's 'unlikely' he will retire
Ginobili, 35, will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and will likely see a decrease in salary from the $14.1 million he made last season.
“After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that I won't play anymore,” he wrote in La Nación, via the San Antonio Express-News.
“I don't feel exhausted or frustrated playing basketball, I mean not enough to say I'm done. I don't know about everything; I haven't made a decision, but I see it is unlikely that I will not play anymore.
“I try not to let the tree in front of me block the forest. This is practically an unbeatable situation in sports. A moment of anger and frustration should not cloud the day-to-day and how well I am doing over here.
“… I think they want me here again; but I'm not certain because I still can't talk to the franchise” under NBA rules.