Manu Ginobili will be suiting up for the San Antonio Spurs for a 15th season. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, he and the Spurs agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $14 million Thursday.
Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com confirmed the move.
Charania reported on June 22 that Ginobili was opting out of his current deal but added that the two-time All-Star would likely sign a new deal with San Antonio. Although it’s increasingly rare for an athlete to stay with one team for his entire career, seeing Ginobili leave the franchise with which he has won four NBA titles would’ve been a major surprise.
Ginobili only averaged 9.6 points per game in 2015-16, but that figure is largely a result of his limited playing time—a career-low 19.6 minutes per night. According to Basketball-Reference.com, he posted a much healthier 17.6 points per 36 minutes. He also shot 45.3 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three-point range.