NBA Rumors: Ex-Spurs Matt Bonner to Golden State or Cleveland; Warriors, Cavs could use a sharpshooter

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Matt Bonner is still without a team this offseason. The three-point specialist has played the last 10 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs but was not re-signed after the Spurs acquired other big men in free agency. Bonner wants to extend his 12-year NBA career as he mentioned in a recent interview.

Would he be a good addition to title contenders like the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers?

Both the Warriors and Cavaliers appear to be a good fit for the veteran forward, who is known for his long-range shooting and hustle. However, going to last year’s NBA finalists are NBA rumors for now but the shooter has said in a recent interview that he wants to play another year in the NBA.

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“I’m going to fight to get into the league,” Bonner said via “I’m going to fight to play one more year.”

Bonner wants to prove to teams that he still has some game left in him. Bonner played in just 30 games for the Spurs last season with averages of 2.5 points in 6.9 minutes per game. His best year in San Antonio came in the 2008-2009 NBA Season when he averaged 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds and shot 44.0 percent from the three-point area.

Despite the average numbers, Bonner has been effective as a role player for the Spurs in some of their playoff runs. Bonner has won two championships in San Antonio in 2007 and 2014.

“There’s been interest, but nothing concrete. A lot of teams are like, ‘We like Matt, we just don’t have a roster space right now, but if anything changes, he’s in the mix.’ There’s a long way to go until opening night, so I’m remaining optimistic,” Bonner added in the same article.

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Could Bonner settle for the veteran’s minimum for teams like the Cavaliers or Warriors, both of which are over the team salary cap?

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