We knew Manu Ginobili was going to play at least one more season in the NBA. He announced that intention earlier in the summer. But until Thursday, it was not guaranteed that it would be with the San Antonio Spurs.
We can now put that to rest.
According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the Spurs have re-signed the long-time forward to a two-year, $5 million contract.
Ginobili, 40, has played all 15 seasons of his NBA career with the Spurs. This past year saw him average a career low 7.5 points while shooting at a 39 percent clip from the field.
The expectation here is that Ginobili will be a primary cog off the bench for a Spurs squad that was swept out of the Western Conference Finals by the Golden State Warriors last season.