SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs announced Monday that they have signed former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andre Miller, an indication the club isn't confident in the recovery time frame for guard Manu Ginobili, who has been out of action after undergoing testicular surgery.
The Spurs didn't disclose terms of the contract.
Miller, 39, ranks No. 9 in NBA history in career assists (8,495). He was averaging 3.4 points and 2.2 assists per game while connecting on 62.1 percent from the field over 26 outings before the Timberwolves waived him Feb. 25.
Miller entered the league as the No. 8 overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1999. Miller has played for eight teams over 17 years, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, Washington and Sacramento.
Over his career, Miller has averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game.
The addition of Miller gives the Spurs the two oldest active players, according to STATS. Miller turns 40 on March 19, followed by Tim Duncan on April 25.
Miller's former teammate Kevin Martin also is in the mix for San Antonio, as the Spurs have emerged as contenders to sign the veteran guard, should he secure a buyout from the Timberwolves.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Spurs have made the strongest pitch among all the playoff contenders vying for Martin's services. But Martin would need to part ways with the Timberwolves by midnight ET Tuesday in order for the guard to be playoff-eligible for his next team. If the Spurs were able to sign Martin, they'd be forced to part ways with yet another player on the current roster.
The Spurs also announced Monday that they requested waivers on guard Ray McCallum to make room for the Miller addition.
In his first season with the Spurs after being acquired from Sacramento in July in exchange for a second-round pick, McCallum played in 31 games, averaging 2.2 points, 1.1 assist and 1 rebound.
A three-year NBA veteran, McCallum played in 144 career games, averaging 5.9 points, 2.4 assists and 2 rebounds.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.