Ginobili: ‘I don’t expect a contract extension’
“Ya ni espero que el equipo me ofrezca una extension del contrato.”
¿Te dan señales?
“No, no hubo ninguna señal. La última fue antes de lesionarme el año pasado y no se habló más del tema. En este punto de la temporada no sé si extendería el contrato, depende de la oferta. Pero estoy muy mentalizado para sentarme el 1° de julio con mi agente y mi mujer y ver qué ofertas tengo.”
Translation provided by Las Espuelas of PtR:
“I no longer expect a contract extension.”
Do you have any hints that this is the case?
“No, there has been no hints. The last one was prior to getting hurt last year, and we haven discussed the topic anymore. At this point in the season, I dont know if I would accept an extension, it would depend on the offer. But I have made my mind to sit down on the 1st of July with my agent, my wife and evaluate what offers I have.”
Well, this is certainly shocking news, although the financial impact of the Jefferson trade made this day foreseeable (whether we were willing to acknowledge it or not). I am not prepared to say that this will be Manu Ginobili’s last season with the Spurs; there are too many variables to say that definitively. But it would be hard to take Manu’s remarks seriously while remaining optimistic about his chances of donning the silver and black next season.