San Antonio Spurs’ forward Matt Bonner has been in San Antonio since 2006 (he spent his first two years with the Toronto Raptors) and has been a part of two world championships (2007 and 2014) so when Bonner became a free agent this summer, he made it a priority to remain with the Spurs.
Bonner eventually signed a one-year, minimum deal with the Spurs but not before he has several times show interest in him.
“I had several teams calling me to check about my availability, and I kept telling everyone I wanted to wait and see what happens with the Spurs because that was my No. 1 option,” Bonner told Dan McCarney of The San Antonio Express News. “It took a little while. I understand I’m not the No. 1 priority anymore. I shouldn’t say anymore; like I ever was. But I understand being a role player, somewhat towards the end of the bench. They have to let the market play out and see what other opportunities are available. They told me the whole way they wanted me back. They just had to do their due diligence. I understood that so I stayed patient and told everybody I was going to wait for the Spurs.”
Bonner averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last season while shooting 44.5% from the field, 42.9% from three and 75.0% from the free throw line. In his 10-year career, he has put up 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while shooting 46.7% from the field, 41.7% from beyond the arc and 77.7% from the free throw line.
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