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San Antonio Spurs: Watch Manu Ginobili’s training camp vlogs

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 24: Manu Ginobili
SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 24: Manu Ginobili /

Manu Ginobili has been all over social media for the first few days of San Antonio Spurs training camp. See what he’s done on social media.

In July, Manu Ginobili decided to return for a 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs. His status looked uncertain after the 2017 Western Conference Finals in May, especially with a standing ovation from the AT&T Center and a noncommital post-game press conference. However, Ginobili had the opportunity to think it over, and chose to give it a go, again.

For this latest contract, the Argentinian star signed a two-year, $5 million deal. It was well below the $14 million he made in 2016-17, while the salary before that, was just under $3 million.

On Tuesday, Ginobili returned to the court for Spurs training camp. It will stretch until Sunday, Oct. 1, before the first preseason game on Monday, Oct. 2.

Through the first few days, Ginobili stayed active on social media with vlogs or video diaries. He explained how he felt before Day 1, 2, and 3 of training camp. Day 1 and 3 are in Spanish, while Day 2 is in English.

Along with the vlogs, Ginobili posted this photo with Patty Mills and two familiar faces, Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter. Diaw signed with a team in France, while Splitter last played for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016-17 and might be headed to coaching.

Always great to see good friends again! Thanks for the visit bench buddies @theborisdiaw & @tiagosplitter! We miss you.

— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) September 28, 2017

It looked like Ginobili had fun for the first three days of training camp, with three more to go, all for prep for the 2017-18 season. This will start on Wednesday, Oct. 18 for the Spurs, with the preseason on Tuesday.

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Ginobili played in a career-low 18.7 minutes per game in 2016-17. He averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 rebounds on 39 percent shooting (39.2 from 3-point range). This was at age 39, with the age 40 season set to begin soon.