Matt Bonner will re-sign with the Spurs for the minimum and will return to San Antonio for the 2015/16 season, reports the San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald.
Bonner has spent the past nine seasons with the Spurs after starting his NBA career with the Raptors. In his time in San Antonio he became one of the league's best stretch big men, connecting on 41 percent of his three-pointers for his career. Last season Bonner battled a nagging elbow injury that limited his effectiveness as a shooter but he still managed to provide quality bench depth, posting a positive net rating.
Bonner is the longest tenured Spur after the Big Three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. His floor-spacing ability is a nice complement to the roster but his locker room presence is as valuable as his on court skills. With some new faces joining the squad, bringing back Bonner allows the Spurs to preserve some of their "corporate knowledge."
Minimum signings are rarely considered important but Bonner is a fan favorite who represents a lot of the ideals Gregg Popovich has built the team's philosophy around, such as self-awareness and dedication. He's also been responsible for a lot of great off court moments thanks to his great sense of humor. Needless to say, his return is good news for Spurs fans.
The Spurs roster now stands at 14 players with guaranteed contracts.
Welcome back, Matt!