If the Spurs let him go then next season he might blossom somewhere like with the Nets, Heat, or Knicks and you will regret. Look at those percentage and scoring are not the only things of basketball. Manu is no doubt passed his prime but his true value are way more than those number shows. If the Spurs give up on him I expect him signing veteran minimum or something like that with other contenders.
Manu needs to drive to basket, because right now TP is the only one who can drive and create for others.
Manu doesnt need to score 15 points like he used to, he just needs to drive and create for others.
@mk1414 The only problem I have with Manu is his turnover, especially against the Heat.... I see how he try to help the team in other ways, rebounds, assist, defense. He is not a score first player now... btw, the one who does not want to change is not Manu, he actually changes his play gradually, the one who does not change is the fans. they do not change how they see Manu as a player, they want him to contr
ibute like how he did in the old days and never realize how Manu is playing differently to help the team..
I always feel like he is inches away from playing great. He takes alot of momentum changing shots, tries to get timely steals, mixing it up. But he is unfortunately not converting with any kind of consistency. I don't know what he is showing in practice. If they judge that he can get it going again? But he has really been slightly off for most of the season.
The key thing about keeping him out there is Miamis respect for him. I think it's fair to compare him to Wade. We can't leave him, he will take advantage of that and I think it's the same with Manu. He demands defensive attention. Can't see him as a spot up shooter at all.
For game 3, I still think Manu is worth the risk.
@icango he should be used as just a spot up shooter, problem is he still think he needs to drive and be the leading scorer. Problem is he just cant do it no more
remember their came a time when all of our childhood sports hero time came to an end, it sucks but it happens. they get old and just cant get it done anymore...Now the spurs have a choice they can hold on to players too long and ride the team into the sunset with them or move on...The Celtics did it with their guys and look it took them 20 years to bounce back.
It's funny how a guy struggles and now everyone wants to be done with him, I didn't hear anyone saying this garbage when he hit the game winner against Golden State or against the Grizzlies he played well. Obviously some don't understand basketball every player has a patch of where they struggle, just a couple of years ago you heard the same thing about Tony Parker when he struggled against Memphis in 2011and his play was sub-par in the regular season but look at him now balling out MVP style. Is manu the same as he was 10years ago of course not but who is Tim Duncan had struggles a few years back as well its just how the game goes, you play long enough its going to happen. Manu comes out these next three games and plays well nobody will be talking that garbage I thought he played good in game one, but hell everyone turned the ball over in game two, the media is good at building a player up then rip him apart when he struggles.
@ZILLA He played well that game?...well remember he did hit the game winner but he also put him in that spot buy taking that horrible thing before..Manu is not Tony parker which is young...Manu hit his wall and is done, really guys it happens to every player we love. But your right i see Manu being out there till he is 45 right?...
@ZILLA A few good plays don't make up for tons of bad ones. He's shooting 32% fro Christmas sake.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQIXC8sv1hc To all of you guys...Wonder how will all of you react after he delivers in game 3?ccc
It's manu's recent play that has made me think we should get a shooting guard in the draft. I love Manu, but he's been a shell of himself more often than he's been good. His shooting is streaking and he has flashes of brilliance, but it rarely happens. The guy I want the spurs to draft is Tony Snell his shooting his NBA ready, great technique, fluid motion, making jumpshots is his strengths. Not to mention, he has the physical tools to be a solid defender. Long arms, quick, can be a great defender under pop. Not to mention, he went to high school with Kawhi, so there's chemistry there. I love Manu, but he's declining greatly before our eyes. I hope we draft either Tony Snell or Center Mike Muscala. He's a skilled big man who would be a STEAL for us. He has the post skills to play under the basket, and the mobility and mid range game to play a stretch 4. I know I'm looking way into the future here, but there is no harm in that right? Whether we win the Finals against the Heat or not, I want us to still be good when the big 3 goes away.
@LiveSpurs he is our highest paid player, i think it is time to move on from Manu...he put in many great years but those days are gone and past like his prime
He is done, I've been saying that for a couple months now...He great play comes once a game, he is just hit the wall, but good thing for the spurs he played for his country this year. His body cant handle that no more, watching him drive to the basket is an embarrassment now...How many turnovers did he have in the first quarter alone?
@ChrisCano are you one of those guys saying Tim Duncan was done in 2008????
Yea i said it after he was averaging 19 points a game...I say that to all guys leading the team in scoring...Shows how much you watch the Spurs play...But yes manu will be scoring 20 points a game at 36 after he hit the wall, and maybe we bring in AI too...Idiot
@ShanTszShan first off im not a bandwagon fan, plus Tim is the only spur right now on the roster that deserves to retire a spur! manu isnt that level and earned that right...