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NBA: San Antonio Spurs Reach 2-Year Deal with Manu Ginobili

Jul 3 2013, 9:32pm CDT | by

Guard Manu Ginobili reached a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Manu Ginobili will play two more seasons for the San Antonio Spurs.  The soon-to-be 36-year-old guard reached a two-year deal with the team on Wednesday, as reported on USA Today Sports. He...

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NBA: San Antonio Spurs Reach 2-Year Deal with Manu Ginobili

Jul 3 2013, 9:32pm CDT | by

Guard Manu Ginobili reached a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Manu Ginobili will play two more seasons for the San Antonio Spurs

The soon-to-be 36-year-old guard reached a two-year deal with the team on Wednesday, as reported on USA Today Sports. He announced this himself on his Twitter account. 

"Thrilled to announce that as I always hoped, I'm gonna stay with the @spurs for two more years. #gospursgo."

The Associated Press reports terms of the new deal weren't disclosed. However, Ginobili figures to take a pay cut from the $14.1 million he made in 2012-13. This seems to be confirmed by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski who writes the two-year deal is reportedly worth $14 million, citing league sources. 

According to Wojnarowksi, Ginobili will earn $7 million in the 2013-14 NBA season. 

Ginobili had an up-and-down postseason in 2013, even contemplating retirement after a horrendous showing in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 2012-13. Him sticking around for two more years assures Spurs fans their Big Three of Ginobili, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are intact for next season. 

Ginobili and Bill Bradley are the only two players to win an NBA title, an Olympic gold medal and a Euroleague title, per USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt. Furthermore, Ginobili seeks to add another NBA championship trophy to his resume after winning three with the Spurs, whom he has played his entire career for. 


 
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Kawhi Leonard's Emergence Will Force San Antonio Spurs to Evolve Again

Oct 9 2014 7:25pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

SAN ANTONIO — The stability and continuity that characterize the San Antonio Spurs could understandably leave some believing this team is averse to change. To the contrary, few organizations have committed to such a purposeful evolution—an evolution that may increasingly revolve around the emergence of 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Just as the team abandoned it's post-heavy preferences for an upt ...
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1 week ago

Photos: Lady Gaga Poses With Spurs’ Parker, Ginobili, & Larry O’Brien Trophy

Oct 9 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: dime mag

We tried to come up with a few puns or sarcastic jabs to discuss the photos Lady Gaga posted to Instagram of her posing with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker. We even quickly jotted down our list of favorite Gaga songs – that may or may not begin with “Bad Romance” – […] The post Photos: Lady Gaga Poses With Spurs’ Parker, Ginobili, & Larry O’Brien Trophy appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Bask ...
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1 week ago

San Antonio Spurs Lose to Alba Berlin at the Buzzer (VIDEO)

Oct 9 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: slamonline

The defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs fell in stunning fashion to Alba Berlin 94-93 Wednesday in their preseason opener. Jamel McLean beat the buzzer for the victory with a running banker, leading Spurs head coach to admit that they got their asses kicked. San Antonio now moves on to Istanbul, where they’ll battle Fenerbahce Ulker on Saturday before returning home for their remaining preseason games. Per the Expre ...
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2 weeks ago

Could Kawhi Leonard Break the San Antonio Spurs' Minutes Mold?

Oct 2 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

SAN ANTONIO — After playing just 29.1 minutes per contest during the 2013-14 regular season, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard averaged 37.3 minutes through the last three games of the NBA Finals. The result? A combined 71 points, 28 rebounds and plenty of defensive contributions—oh, and those Finals MVP honors. It was a glimpse into the 23-year-old's vast potential and a compelling argument for the minutes needed to reach that ceiling. While ex ...
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3 weeks ago

Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Are Better On Boris Diaw’s Offseason Weight Gain

Sep 26 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: dime mag

These San Antonio Spurs will always be about Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan first and foremost, with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in the near background, too. And as Kawhi Leonard’s star rises ever higher, perhaps he’ll make that exalted quartet a fivesome. But to us, nothing embodies the champion Spurs more than the playful […] The post Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Are Better On Boris Diaw’s Offseason Weight Gain appeared first on Di ...
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5 weeks ago

What If Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Become a San Antonio Spurs Superstar This Season?

Sep 16 2014 2:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Kawhi Leonard has largely been a quiet standout for the San Antonio Spurs, but the small forward has proven he holds the potential of becoming a top NBA player. That statement is not exactly ground-shaking, especially given his elite showing during the 2013 finals. The Miami Heat may have won the series, but Leonard's hype train began rumbling at a dangerous speed. He was soon heralded as the next best thing, and it was s ...
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6 weeks ago

Argentina's golden generation changed international basketball forever

Sep 8 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: SBNation

The "Golden Generation" of top Argentinian players likely played its final game in a Round of 16 loss to Brazil at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. We remember how this group of players turned the world upside down. On Sunday, Brazil thoroughly defeated Argentina in the 2014 FIBA World Cup Round of 16. The result may seem like a footnote, but it was culturally significant. The Argentines have usually owned their South Amer ...
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6 weeks ago

Don't Be Surprised When Nerlens Noel Runs Away with Rookie of the Year Award

Sep 8 2014 1:02am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Nerlens Noel spent his first season as a professional athlete in anonymity, taking a redshirt year to recover from a torn ACL. That’s about to change in a big way. More than any incoming player who will carry the “rookie” designation this season, the Philadelphia 76er is poised to make an instant and significant impact in the NBA. Consider his college career: Though Noel only played 24 games at Kentucky before a torn knee truncated his season, in th ...
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6 weeks ago

2014 FIBA World Cup results: Brazil finally defeats Argentina, Turkey stuns Australia

Sep 7 2014 4:54pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The great Argentinian Golden Generation may have played its last game, as Brazil took control in the second half to move on to the quarterfinals. Elsewhere, Turkey advanced in dramatic fashion and Serbia upset Greece. The quarterfinals at the 2014 FIBA World Cup are now set after an exciting second day in the Round of 16. A stunner in Barcelona and an upset in Madrid highlighted the action, but we'll begin with the most significant result of ...
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7 weeks ago

Why Kawhi Leonard Is Worth a Full Max-Contract Commitment from San Antonio Spurs

Sep 1 2014 7:14pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In his three seasons since turning pro, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has established himself as one of the league's brightest young stars—and he's done it the old-fashioned way. "He has a great capacity to absorb things and he works hard," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters last season. "He comes early to practice. He stays after. Our development guys work ...
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