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Spurs' Ginobili confirms return to team for 16th season with tweet

Fan favorite has won 4 championships, is 3-time all-star

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts in the first half against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals at AT&T Center on May 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili announced via Twitter Wednesday morning that he will return to the team for a 16th season.

Speculation was rampant Tuesday after ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski released a report saying the team and Ginobili were finalizing an agreement.

Previously Ginobili has said he would return to the Spurs for another season if he felt he could contribute and help the team win games.

Ginobili averaged career lows in points and minutes played during the regular season, but saw a resurgence in his play during the Spurs recent playoff run when averaged 13.8 points and 2.8 assists per game during the San Antonio's series against Golden State in the Western Conference Finals.

Ginobili has won four NBA championships with the Spurs and is a three-time NBA All-Star.

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