The San Antonio Spurs front office will be busy this offseason. Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter are free agents and Tim Duncan will be entering his final guaranteed contract season (player option in 2014-15 season).
Bringing back Manu will be high atop the Spurs off season to-do list not only for the Spurs but also for Danny Green who says his goal is to bring back Ginobili and Duncan for one more run at the title after coming so close this past season.
My goal is to try to get Timmy and Manu to come back for one more...either way we will come back stronger/better...we won't let you down— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) June 21, 2013
Spurs GM R.C. Buford recently said he will like to see Manu retire in San Antonio and many feel Manu shares the same sentiment. I cannot see the Spurs letting Manu wal unless it is for a player they cannot pass up.
Duncan is signed on for next season and with the team coming up short in the Finals versus the Heat, he will be looking for redemption next season.
Either way, Green sees the bigger picture and that's the NBA title. But the road to the Finals will not be as "easy" next season. The Thunder will have Russell Westbrook back in the fold, the Warriors will only get better and the Heat are still sporting LeBron James on their roster.
And as much as Green wants Timmy and Manu back and ready to go, it might be best to leave that to the front office while he focuses on improving his game so when the team does need him, he is ready to go.
Seemed like Green took it pretty hard when they lost game 7. He seemed just completely crushed in his post game and everything he was saying seemed like he was putting it all on his shoulders that they lost. It appears it will be personal for him next season...that could be good and that could be bad...Let's see how it motivates him to work on his game so that when he is feeling the extreme pressure and being solidly covered, he can still hit those shots, get open, or create for others.