Manu is feeling good, having recovered from the ACL tear he suffered during the 2009 NBA draft, and has said he is not worried about his knee or knee replacement.
“I’m not worried, I’m playing basketball,” Ginobile said during a postgame press conference.
The veteran guard said he was not looking to play a second year, but will be eligible for the 2020 NBA draft after the 2017-18 season.
While Ginobiles recovery from the knee injury will likely delay his 2020 draft eligibility, he said he has no plans to retire.
Ginobili played for the San Antonio Spurs for three seasons, earning an NBA All-Star selection and MVP award, before retiring after the 2012-13 season.
He also was a member of the 2012 NBA championship-winning squad that was the league’s best team during the regular season.
He has been a free agent since 2014.