The San Antonio Spurs and Manu Ginobili are reportedly in contract talks to bring the guard back for the 2016-17 season on a one-year deal in the vicinity of $10 million, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
"The team drafted 6'5" guard Dejounte Murray with the 29th overall pick in June's NBA Draft, and if he's able to show promise, the Spurs will likely try to utilize him in ways they used to with Ginobili. Wojnarowski also said that because of the $14 million offered to Ginobili, that left no room to sign Boban Marjonovic, who left for the Detroit Pistons. Similar to the recently retired Tim Duncan, Ginobili has always taken less money.
Last week, Ginobili announced via Twitter that he was returning to the Spurs for a 15th season when he tweeted: "Happy to tell you guys that I'll be coming back to the Spurs for another season".
San Antonio reached their cap limit this week with the signings of Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans.
Ginobili's future prior to the off-season was up in the air.
Indeed, Ginobili, 38, has spent his entire 14-year career with the Spurs. Not even Duncan retiring could deter him from trying to help the Spurs find a way back to competing for an National Basketball Association title. He averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.5 rebounds. Nonetheless, he still managed to play 19.6 minutes per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from behind the arc.
However, Ginobili will be 39 years old at the beginning of next season, and he's got a lot of mileage on those legs between the Spurs' many playoff-filled seasons and his impressive worldwide career representing Argentina.