Ginobili re-signs with Spurs on reported 2-year, $5M deal
Manu Ginobili isn't ready to call it a career just yet.
The 40-year-old Argentine shooting guard has agreed to return to the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Thursday. His contract is fully guaranteed for $5 million over two years, sources told The Vertical's Shams Charania.
Ginobili, who's spent the entirety of his 15-year, 1,205-game NBA career with the Spurs, averaged 7.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals in 69 games off the bench last season. He shot a career-worst 39 percent from the field, but a healthy 39.2 percent from 3-point range, where more than half his field-goal attempts came from.
Despite his eroding speed and athleticism, he remained a foundational component of the Spurs' always-potent reserve corps, and the team was 3.3 points per 100 possessions better with him on the floor.
The Spurs have won no fewer than 50 games in any of his 15 seasons. They've won at least 60 games six times, won the Western Conference five times, and won four NBA championships.
Ginobili toyed with retirement after the Spurs were eliminated from the Western Conference finals this past May.
"I do feel like I can still play," Ginobili said at the time. "Whatever I decide to do, I'll be a happy camper."
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