The San Antonio Spurs are keeping their (old) core together. At least, for two more years.
On Wednesday morning, the 35-year-old Manu Ginobili announced via Twitter that he was staying with the Spurs for two more years.
Feliz de contarles que tal lo esperaba, me quedo en los Spurs por dos años más!
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 3, 2013
Ginobili hinted at retirement during the NBA Finals, but evidently, has other plans.
The agrrememnt between Ginobili and the Spurs comes just one day after restricted free agent center Tiago Splitter reached a four-year deal to return to San Antonio.
The two year deal is reported to be worth $14 million, $7 million per season.
The Argentine, who has played his entire 11-year career with San Antonio, had a less than stellar (compared to his potential) postseason, averaging 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, five assists and most costly 2.6 turnovers while shooting 39 percent.
Per the NBA on NBA on ESPN’s Twitter feed, the contracts of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Danny Green and Ginobili will all expire after the 2014-15 season, giving the Spurs flexibility (or at least options) going forward.