Originally Posted by kmgospurs
It sounds like Manu is really considering the possibility of retirement after this season on his mind. He usually doesn't put an "if I decide to play again..." into his speech. I'm starting to see that he may be gone at the end of the season
I wouldn't read too much into it. He is older and more mature and knows that nothing lasts forever. With that comes the the knowledge that something out of his control could come around and end his career. As long as he's healthy, he's going to come back.
By the way, have you noticed how rare it is that players leave the Spurs by the own volition. They either retire, are traded, or are not invited back. The last player that I can think of that left the Spurs by their own choosing was Stephen Jackson...and we all know where he is now. Even the guys we bring back take less money to stay here. You'd think free agents would take notice of these things.