After a heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals, it was no secret how there were plenty of questions surrounding the San Antonio Spurs this offseason when it came to whether or not certain players would return–especially Manu Ginobili. Everybody knew there was a chance the Spurs could part ways with the star guard, but it looks like Spurs fans can expect Ginobili around for at least two more seasons.
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 3, 2013
Ginobili took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to announce an agreement on a two-year extension with the Spurs–which seems like the right move with the type of career he’s had in San Antonio. Despite his struggles during the 2013 postseason, Ginobili has been a key factor in the success of the team over the years and the organization realized how important it was to make sure he was still around if they were going to make another run at the NBA Finals next year.
Last season, Ginobili averaged 11.8 points per game to go along with 3.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists. When looking at the type of impact he’s made for the team throughout his career, it’s safe to say Ginobili still has a few solid years left in him and the last thing San Antonio wanted to see happen was have him make a similar impact on a different team.
San Antonio proved last year that age shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to being the best in the Western Conference and they certainly will have the weapons to be strong contenders once again–so it’s nice to see the organization agree on a two-year extension this early in the offseason instead of letting talks wait out.