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Matt Bonner
Matt Bonner
Position: F-C
Born: 04/05/80
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $1,499,187
The Spurs’ Rasual Butler and Matt Bonner enjoyed some good, if expected, news Thursday with the full guarantee of their contracts for the remainder of the season. Teams face a Saturday deadline to waive any players with non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed deals, or else remain on the hook for the full value of the contract. In order to clear waivers to meet that date, players had to be jettisoned before 3 p.m. Thursday. By remaining on the Spurs roster past Thursday, Butler is guaranteed the remainder of his veteran minimum salary of $1.5 million. Bonner, who entered the season with just under half of his minimum deal guaranteed, is now sure to collect the remaining $750,000. Because both players are on minimum deals, the NBA with reimburse the Spurs for all but $947,276 of each of their annual paychecks.
While the basketball world is always estimating the end of the Big Three, not many question when Bonner will call it quits. But the man known as “Red Rocket” is age 35, and on his 12th season (10th playing for the Spurs). Bonner knows it won’t last forever, but hopes to end it on his terms – one of two options. “I’ve always planned to play as long as possible,” said Bonner. “Whether that’s for health reasons I can’t play anymore or because nobody wants me. Those are the two ways I’m going out.”