Report: Spurs waive Ginobili to finalize roster
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It was a mere formality.

The San Antonio Spurs waived veteran guard Manu Ginobili on Monday to finalize their 2018-19 roster, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Ginobili, 41, announced his retirement from professional basketball Aug. 27 but had one year remaining on his contract with the Spurs for $2.5 million.

Related: 12 moments that defined Ginobili's storied career

The Argentine was selected 57th overall by the organization in the 1999 draft and went on to capture four championships as a Spur across 16 seasons.

Report: Spurs waive Ginobili to finalize roster
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