Manu Ginobili will return to Spurs for another season
Manu Ginobili announced on Monday that he would return to the San Antonio Spurs for another season.
“Happy to announce that I’m coming back next season,” Ginobili wrote on Twitter.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Spurs and Ginobili were still working through contract details for next season.
Ginobili, who will be 38 later this month, said in April that he likely would not play past the 2015–2016 season.
The 13-year NBA veteran guard is coming off a season spent fully in a reserve role. He averaged 10.5 points, 4.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds over 22.7 minutes per game.
The Spurs finished 55–27 before losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Over 865 career games (349 starts), Ginobili has averaged 14.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.9 rebounds. He is a two-time All-Star, a four-time NBA Finals champion with the Spurs and was the 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
The Spurs made a significant splash in free agency last week by agreeing to terms with former Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Alridge on a four-year, $80 million maximum deal. That move came after San Antonio retained guard Danny Green on a four-year, $45 million deal and forward Kawhi Leonard on a five-year maximum contract worth approximately $90 million.
- Mike Fiammetta