San Antonio Spurs officially announced on Monday that they have re-signed veteran point-guard Manu Ginobili. But the terms of the contract were kept secret as per the club’s policy. Sources reveal that Ginobili has signed a two-year deal for $5.7 million with a room option. This could be the last NBA season for the veteran Argentine native.
Former All-star Ginobili is now at the verge of starting his 14th campaign with the Spurs in 2015-16 season.
The guard, who was drafted by the Spurs in 57th overall pick in the second round in 1999 NBA draft, has appeared in 865 games, averaging 14.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.39 steals in 26.7 minutes in his NBA career. His shooting records comprise of .450 (4,015-8,925) percent from field, .368 (1,272-3,457) from the three-point range and .827 (3,093-3,739) from charity stripe.
37-year-old Ginobili has a stunning record with the Spurs. He is the team’s all-time NBA leader in three-pointers (1,276). Aside from this, he is the all-time second in steals (1,201), fourth in games played (865) and free-throws made (3,093) and fifth in total points (12,395) and assists (3,478).
The guard also currently holds the record of winning percentage of any active player in the NBA (.723, 625-240). The two-time all-star of 2008 and 2011, Ginobili was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2008, so far his career-best season. He has twice been named to the All-NBA Third Team while being an All-star.
The Argentine guard has won the NBA championship four times. He is one of the 8 players in NBA post-season history along with legendary Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and LeBron James to have recorded with at least 2,500 points (2,836), 750 rebounds (793), 700 assists (747) and 250 steals (261) in the playoffs.