Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  6 responses

Manu Ginobili, Spurs Nearing an Extension

There’s been all season about Manu possibly hitting the free agent market, but the Spurs are smartly about to lock him up for a few more years. The Express-News reports: “Manu Ginobili is close to finalizing a contract extension that could keep him in a Spurs uniform for the remainder of his NBA career. How close? ‘It’s closer than it’s ever been,’ Ginobili told the Express-News before Wednesday’s game at Phoenix. ‘There are small things to take care of, numbers to crunch, but I’m optimistic. We should have something in a day or two.’ Yahoo! first reported Wednesday afternoon that the framework of a deal was in place that would pay Ginobili $40 million over the next three years. ESPN.com reports the figure to be $38.9 million. If so, that would represent a raise over his current contract, which pays him more than $10.7 million this season. Ginobili, his agent, Herb Rudoy, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stressed the deal has not yet been finalized.”

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  • Clay

    Not a Spurs fan but I hope he stays put

  • JoeMaMa

    I’m confident in saying that Manu Ginobili has just made himself $40 mil in the past three weeks.

  • LA Huey

    I love me some Manu but he’s too injury prone to give him that kind of money over that period of time. Spurs give the chip priority for one more season and then shift their focus to rebuilding.

  • Coney Islander

    Good move.

  • Sparty’s Law

    Maybe his agent will get them to throw in some Rogaine.

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    $40 Mil? RJ is absolutely on the trading block now. And now he can afford a weave.