By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
A few interesting things happened at Spurs media day Monday. Eddy Curry turned up in a San Antonio Spurs uniform, DeJuan Blair blew off
WOAI's Don Harris, and Tim Duncan admitted Stephen Jackson's rap albums and Tony Parker's bar fight add to the Spurs' street cred. But to me, the most interesting
quote came from guard Manu Ginobili, who admitted the end was near without completely admitting the end was near when discussing being in the final year of his contract.
“If I’m going to play next year, it’s highly likely it’s going to be here,” he said. “So I really don’t care (about this being a contract season).”
That's the first time Ginobili had made a comment like that with any sort of time frame on it. Regardless of whether this is Manu's last year, this does mean Ginobili's role is something that's going to be replaced before too long. The only problem is, and this isn't even taking Manu's intangibles in to account, finding the a new, elite level shooting guard is tougher now than any other time in recent history. ESPN's Tom Haberstroh, using ESPN's NBA Rank as his basis, looked at the lack of quality shooting guards in the NBA. Only 14 shooting guards are in the ESPN's top 100 and only two, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, are in the top 20 (Ginobili clocked in at 25).
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