Manu Ginóbili will play a fifteenth season for the San Antonio Spurs after signing a one-year deal worth $14 million.
It is rumoured that the Philadelphia 76ers offered Ginóbili a huge pay-package in hope to lure him Eastside.
“Shams Charania reported today that the Spurs had resigned Manu Ginóbili to a one year, $14 million deal.” Adrian Wojnarowski told The Vertical. “Sources tell me the reason the Spurs had to go so far financially on that one-year deal is because of a real dogged pursuit by the Philadelphia 76ers. League sources told me [they] offered a guaranteed deal over two years, that would have guaranteed Ginóbili in the first year between $16-17 million. The Spurs initial offer for Ginóbili was for around $3 million. It forced San Antonio to have to raise their offer, and it ultimately helped cost San Antonio Boban Marjanovic.”
Playing a slightly reduced role last season, Ginóbili still managed to contribute hugely and was a key cog in San Antonio’s run to 67 wins during the regular season.