Ginobili returning for 16th National Basketball Association season

Annette Crawford
August 25, 2017

Manu Ginobilli re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday and it appears he will become the eighth player to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons. But until Thursday, it was not guaranteed that it would be with the San Antonio Spurs.

Despite losing Spurs legend Tim Duncan to retirement on July 11, 2016, Ginobili has provided San Antonio with a veteran presence as the "sixth man" on the roster.

The 40-year-old Ginobili is one of the most decorated global players in basketball history, a two-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist and a Euroleague MVP. He also won a Euroleague championship and MVP in 2001, and led the Argentina national team to an Olympic gold medal in 2004.

A four-time National Basketball Association champion, Ginobili's new contract is reportedly worth $5million.

I will be entering my final contract year, it will be the first time in my career that I will be free-agent. I want to continue to perform well on the floor.

He has played in 992 regular-season games and made 212 postseason appearances, while garnering All-NBA recognition twice.

Despite his age, Ginobili has been a reliable player for the Spurs even though he saw just 18.7 minutes per game this past season, averaging 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

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