According to Julian Mozo on Manu Ginobili.
One thing to keep in mind is that the San Antonio Spurs can’t extend him prior to April 9th because of the new CBA rules.
Once April 9th comes and Ginobili is reasonably healthy and there’s no reason for him to want to hang it up, I fully expect he signs a two-year extension of $17 million
I doubt that Ginobili would want to test free agency he is so like Tim Duncan he has secured his spot as one of the greatest Spurs in franchise history. But if he agrees to an extension he’ll have to sign for less money than he would in an open market.
The Spurs probably will point to Duncan having $20 million left and will want Ginobili to sign for less than that. It’s likley that both sides will gladly agree to a contract to an amount around $17 million
I really don’t see a scenario in which Ginobili doesn’t sign an extension, he has to stay healthy. He’s always been pretty fair with his contract dealings and at the absolute most I can imagine him demanding is $20 million over two years.
If you’re the Spurs front office, even that price tag is reasonable and better than the alternative of him hitting the open market.
But barring something unforeseen, it looks like Ginobili will finish his career as a Spur.