Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 3 months ago

Bonner re-signed with the Spurs on Wednesday, Dan McCarney of San Antonio Express-News reports.

Bonner is a Spurs lifer and fan favorite, so the organization was likely more than happy to bring him back on board for a league minimum, $1.5 million contract. This season will be Bonner's 10th with the team, and while he is a sharpshooting forward, he likely will not be seeing the court much this year other than when garbage time hits.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Bonner averaged 3.7 points, 0.6 three-pointers, 1.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 0.1 steals in 13 minutes per game through 72 games in 2014-15.

At 35 years old, Bonner will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The 11-year NBA veteran has only played one season in which he played less than 60 games. In 2014-15, Bonner made 19 spot starts while Tiago Splitter (calf) was hobbled with injuries. While his 41 percent field-goal shooting and 81 percent free-throw shooting percentages are impressive for a veteran center, Bonner only averaged 3.2 shot attempts per game this season. The Red Rocket will most likely re-sign with the Spurs this offseason to return for his 12th NBA season, but his value is as a support player who will find minutes if another player gets injured or if a blowout is in order.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 5 months ago

Bonner said Friday that he hopes to return to the Spurs next season, the San Antonio Express News reports. "I hope to be back," Bonner said. "I love playing for the Spurs. I love everything about the organization and everybody in the organization -- players, coaches, staff members. I hope they will all be back next year."

While the Spurs are probably more concerned with the futures of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Bonner has been an important role player since coming to San Antonio in 2006. He turned 35 last month, but he said he was encouraged by a relatively healthy 2014-15 season, and he believes he still has something to offer as a floor-spacer. Bonner expects to field offers from other teams, but the Spurs remain his preferred destination, and it seems likely the organization would be willing to offer him another 10-year veteran's minimum deal. Bonner, who was among the NBA's best three-point shooters from 2008--14 shot only 36.5 percent from beyond the arc in 2014-15, the second-lowest mark of his career and his lowest since 2007-08.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (calf) logged four minutes of action in Game 1 against the Clippers. He posted one rebound.

Bonner didn't get to see much court time, as expected, as he has been averaging just 13.0 minutes per game this season. His role in the Playoffs will be limited, but it's encouraging to see him play nonetheless.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff opener against the Clippers in Los Angeles, Project Spurs reports.

Absent from the final two games of the regular season due to a tight right calf, Bonner's status remains up in the air on the eve of the Spurs' first postseason tilt. Tiago Splitter is also questionable with the same ailment, meaning Aron Baynes could pick up more work than normal Sunday.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (calf) will not play Wednesady against New Orleans, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Bonner sat out Sunday, and he'll remain out Wednesday as the Spurs finish out the regular season against the Pelicans. The goal, of course, is to have Bonner at full strength for the playoffs, during which he'll likely see a modest workload off the bench.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (calf) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Suns, Project Spurs reports.

Bonner will almost assuredly join Tiago Splitter (calf) on the pine Sunday, meaning Aron Baynes should get the nod at center.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (illness) logged five minutes of action Wednesday against the Rockets. He posted zero points, one rebound, and one block.

Bonner hasn't been contributing much this season, averaging just 3.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. He isn't really a solid option in most fantasy leagues, as he's not being utilized enough to contribute.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (illness) is available to play Wednesday against Houston, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

It was reported earlier Wednesday that Bonner was battling an illness, but he will be able to take the floor Wednesday. He will likely come off the bench behind Aron Baynes.

Matt Bonner PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Bonner (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

Bonner came down with a stomach illness Wednesday morning, and the Spurs' training staff will wait to see how he feels prior to warmups before making a call on his status.