San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili announced on his personal blog Sunday that he would not yet retire from the NBA. Ginobili, 38, averaged fewer than 20 minutes per game last season, the first time he has done so in his career.
On his blog, Ginobili said that he is determined to keep playing pro ball, and that although he had a minor incident in February—a groin injury—he was healthy during the entire season.
Ginobili may be determined to extend his career, but he is certainly in the twilight phase. He played in 58 games last season, averaging 9.6 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting, his lowest point average since his rookie year.
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Ginobili recently opted out of a $2.9 million player option, but he is expected to re-sign with the Spurs. This summer, he will play in the Rio Olympics for the Argentina national team and will compete for his third Olympic medal.
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