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Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili, right, passes the ball around Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the Spurs. The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday, Aug. 24. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili, right, passes the ball around Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the Spurs. The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday, Aug. 24. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.

Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

Ginobili led Argentina to the 2004 Olympic title. He and Bill Bradley are the only players win an NBA and Euroleague titles and an Olympic gold medal.


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