The big question for the Spurs following the last couple of seasons is will the Big 3 remain intact? Tim Duncan already said he has no plans to retire right now and now Manu Ginobili says it would be difficult not to play anymore, indicating that he’ll likely return for his 12th season.
According to Dan McCarney, San Antonio News-Express:
Veteran sixth man Manu Ginobili indicated he’s leaning strongly toward returning for at least a 12th NBA season with the Spurs in a first-person column at Argentine sports web site Canchallena.
An excerpt, translated via Google and edited for clarity:
The future? I feel better and happy for the great season despite the outcome (of the Finals), and it is very hard not to (want) to continue playing. Do not think I’m so exhausted and frustrated basketball to say “enough.” I do not know at all, (I haven’t made) a decision, but (it will be difficult) not play anymore.