It’s the end of an era in San Antonio.
Bonner has spent the past 10 seasons mostly coming off the Spurs bench as a floor-stretching big. Because of his outgoing personality he was a fan favorite, plus the man knows his sandwiches. However, with the makeup of the team shifting, his time in San Antonio appears to be at an end, he told Concord News Radio, as transcribed by NBC News 4 in San Antonio.
“Currently they haven’t signed me. Unless something changes going into the season, I’m probably not going to be with the Spurs.”
The Spurs have 14 guaranteed contracts on the roster, plus a few partial guarantees as they head into camp. They also are well over the salary cap line and are not likely to add another player.
Another team may give him a shot, though likely not at the start of camp. While on the older side at age 36, he’s a big who shot 44.1 percent from three last season (and he took almost 60 percent of his shots from beyond the arc). That skill has value in the league. When some team faces an injury to their front line, or realizes they need more floor spacing, Boner’s phone could ring.
But it will be strange not seeing him at the end of the Spurs bench.