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NBA Rumors: Manu Ginobili confirms return in Spurs; turned down “big offer” from another team

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Manu Ginobili declines his player option with the Spurs
Manu Ginobili opted out his $2.9 million contracts for the coming NBA season, he sends a message to the San Antonio Spurs and that is he has no plans of walking away from the sport yet as rumors are swirling that wants a much more lucrative offer before he considers retirement.

Manu Ginobili confirmed that he is set to return in San Antonio Spurs. Earlier the Argentine star posted a message in social media saying that he wants to play another season in the NBA.

His first post sparked speculation that Ginobili may sign for another team after playing 14 seasons in Spurs. The Spurs’ shooting guard ruled out the rumors by twitting on Thursday that he is going to spend another season in San Antonio.

Ginobili received huge offer from rival team, claims agent

Ginobili will turn 39 this month and may retire next summer. Ginobili will return to San Antonio for his 15th NBA season despite having received a “very serious and big” offer from another NBA team, according to his agent Herb Rudoy, as reported by Tom Osborn of the My San Antonio.com.

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“He was committed to coming back (to the Spurs),” Herb Rudoy said. “Those were my marching orders.”

Rudoy also points out that a one-year deal between the Spurs and the Argentine star will be ratified within Friday or Saturday.

“We are very close on terms and conditions,” Rudoy said. “It just needs some tweaks.”

Rudoy though didn’t clarify which NBA team pitched the “serious” offer to the veteran shooting guard.

The franchise has roped in Pau Gasol this summer.

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San Antonio is eagerly awaiting their superstar Tim Duncan’s retirement decision. Sources closer to the veteran star revealed that he is strongly considering to hang his boots this offseason.

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