At least one of Spurs’ Big Three already talking retirement

After the San Antonio Spurs’ gut-wrenching loss to the Clippers in Game 7 of their first-round series Saturday night, it wasn’t too early for at least one of their Big Three to talk retirement.

"(Retirement) could happen, easily. I still don’t know what I want to do, and I don’t want to make big decisions after a disappointment like this," Manu Ginobili told the San Antonio Express-News. "I’ll sit with my family, try to evaluate what happened this year. The Spurs have a decision to make, too. It’s not a topic for right now."

Ginobili and Duncan are among seven Spurs free agents, though at 37 and 39, respectively, they’re easily the oldest.

After watching Chris Paul’s game-winner sail just over his fingertips, Duncan wasn’t discussing his future yet.

"It’s too early to think about that," said Duncan, who had his sixth double-double of the series with 27 points and 11 rebounds.

However, coach Gregg Popovich thought Duncan, Ginobili and Parker "probably" would come back. Him, too.

"The paycheck’s pretty good," he joked.