The San Antonio Spurs are bringing back the Red Rocket—the team announced the re-signing of free agent forward Matt Bonner Wednesday afternoon.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 15, 2015
The deal is reportedly a one-year pact at the veterans minimum.
Outside of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, the 35-year-old Bonner is the longest-tenured Spurs player.
Per the Express-News:
For the second straight year, fan favorite/sharpshooting forward Matt Bonner is back in the fold after re-signing with the Spurs on a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of roughly $1.5 million. […] The 2015-16 season will mark his tenth with the team, trailing only franchise legends Tim Duncan (19), Tony Parker (15) and Manu Ginobili (14) among active Spurs.
“To be with those guys for a tenth year and be an observer of their greatness is a tremendous honor,” said Bonner, who ranks 10th in franchise history with 602 games played. “And signing who we did and getting a few new guys, it’s worked out pretty well. I’m super excited and pumped for the season. I want to work my butt off to do whatever I can to help the organization.”
Bonner had to wait for two weeks to learn his fate as the Spurs took care of more pressing orders of business, including pursuing free agent prize LaMarcus Aldridge while retaining Duncan, Ginobili, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.