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The older brother of San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili hinted Saturday that Ginobili could announce this week whether he plans to play another season.
Ginobili is under contract for one more season and slated to make $2.5 million in 2018-19.
“The 20th hasn’t even reported if he’s still playing. I imagine there will be news next week,” Sepo Ginobili said at a basketball clinic, per a tweet from Spanish-language broadcaster Carlos Altamirano.
In 65 games this past season, Ginobili averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists, shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three.
Ginobili’s long-time partner in crime, Tony Parker, is no longer on the team, as the Frenchman signed a two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Kawhi Leonard is also gone, as the Spurs traded the star forward to the Toronto Raptors after he requested a trade.
The Spurs’ new star player, DeMar DeRozan, wants Ginobili to come back.
“I’ve been a fan of his way before I was in the league,” DeRozan told reporters in Las Vegas at Team USA training camp. “It would be great just to learn from a guy like that and pick his brain.”