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Manu Ginobili | Guard

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/28/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: None
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Following the news that LaMarcus Aldridge will sign in San Antonio, the Spurs are hoping that Manu Ginobili will return for one more season.
Ginobili is expected to announce his plans in La Nacion (Argentine newspaper) any day now, but the expectation is that he will return. The Spurs will be without Marco Belinelli next season, so it's crucial that Ginobil returns so that they have some reliable depth on their bench. Ginobili averaged just 22.7 minutes per game last season, so he shouldn't be targeted in standard leagues. Jul 5 - 9:12 AM

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Manu Ginobili will announce his future plans in the Argentine newspaper.

There will be no scooping Manu on his own free agency. Instead, Manu will write his own column in 'La Nacion,' and we're expected to learn of his future plans no later than this week.
Jun 29 - 9:13 AM

According to Manu Ginobili's agent, Herb Rudoy, there is "no news yet" on whether or not he will return for a 14th NBA season.

Ginobili said he will announce his decision in his own column in an Argentinian newspaper "when the time comes," but right now it's hard to say if he's interested in playing another NBA season. Ginobili posted some of his lowest averages since his rookie year during the 2014-15 season, with 10.5 points, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 three-pointers per game on 42.6 percent shooting, so if he does return, he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jun 28 - 3:28 PM

Manu Ginobili said he will take another "few weeks" before deciding whether or not to return for a 14th NBA season.

Ginobili may have one more season left in the tank, but after averaging 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 three-pointers per game on 42.6 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season, he can no longer be viewed as a viable asset in standard fantasy leagues. Ginobili hasn't said a whole lot regarding next season, but if Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich return, he'll likely follow.
Jun 11 - 4:57 PM

Manu Ginobili will take the next month or so to decide whether or not to keep playing in the NBA.

During the regular season Ginobili averaged 10.5 points, 4.2 assists, 3.0 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.3 3-pointers in 22.7 minutes per game, but he saw an average of just 18.7 minutes in the playoffs. He would likely see a limited role if he did return for another season, so he won't be a target in standard leagues. Ginobili will likely wait until head coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan make their decisions, but it would be fun to see the Spurs make at least one more run.
May 6 - 12:08 PM

Manu Ginobili said that he didn't want to make a decision regarding his future after a disappointing performance against the Clippers on Saturday, but he did admit that his time in the NBA could be over.

"It could happen," Ginobili said when asked if he had possibly played in his last NBA game. "I still don't know. I don't want to make a decision after being a disappointment in a game like this. So I'll have a lot of time. I will sit with my family and try to evaluate what happened during the season, how I feel and if I am ready to go at it again. I guess the Spurs are going to have to make a decision, too, and see what they want to do also." Ginobili has clearly lost a step, and he averaged just 18.7 minutes per game in the playoffs this season. If he does return for another season with the Spurs, his role could continue to get smaller, meaning he won't be a target in standard fantasy leagues next season.
May 3 - 9:26 AM

Manu Ginobili chipped in 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in only 19 minutes off the bench on Sunday.

In the process, Manu passed Kobe Bryant for third place in all-time postseason 3-pointers, trailing only Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. He shot 3-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 at the free throw line, but that's the least of the Spurs' concerns after shooting 36.6 percent as a team while allowing L.A. to shoot 51.3 percent.
Apr 20 - 2:25 AM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) played 16 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's road loss, scoring seven points with four boards, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

Manu knocked down three of his six FG attempts and didn't seem bothered by his ankle, though he did finish with the Spurs' second-worst +/- rating at -10 (trailing only Tony Parker). Manu is a sketchy fantasy option over the Spurs' final 12 games, unfortunately, as his limited bench role is compounded by the risk of DNP-CDs.
Mar 25 - 12:09 AM

Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said he expects Manu Ginobili (ankle) to play Tuesday vs. the Mavs.

Ginobili has missed the past four games, so he'll likely be eased back into the rotation, making him a risky option in most leagues.
Mar 24 - 6:57 PM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) will suit up against the Mavs on Tuesday, according to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

While Popovich was careful with his word selection in saying "suit up" and not "play", we'll mark Ginobili as probable for Tuesday. Manu has missed the Spurs' last four games and was expected to be out until Mar. 27, but he seems to be ahead of schedule with this latest news. It's worth noting that Ginobili has seen more than 20 minutes of playing time in just two of his last ten games, so he's better off left on the waiver wire in standard fantasy leagues for now.
Mar 24 - 1:11 PM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) is probable to play against the Mavericks on Tuesday.

He was expected to be out until Mar. 27 or so, but Manu must be feeling a lot better. The Spurs do have a back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday with Tuesday being a road game, so fantasy owners will have to be on alert for that game. Ginobili is a risky play in most leagues.
Mar 23 - 5:07 PM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

He is getting closer, but the Spurs are not going to put Ginobili on the court at anything less than 100 percent. With the Pelicans losing again on Friday, they have a fairly big margin of error to make the playoffs. Of course, nobody wants the eight seed. Ginobili can stay on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 21 - 4:02 PM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) may return sooner rather than later according to beat writer Mike Monroe, as he is currently around the fifth day of a 7-10 day timetable to return.

Ginobili runs at about 20-24 mpg on most nights and his return won't shake up the rotation too much. He's a hard guy to trust given his health and anybody using him is basically gambling from night to night.
Mar 20 - 9:52 PM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) and Aron Baynes (ribs) will not play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

Ginobili is expected to be out for at least a week, so this news shouldn't surprise anyone. Ginobili's owners may be forced to move on with fantasy playoffs in full swing, but we will continue to track his progress closely. Danny Green and Marco Belinelli will have to step up on the wings for San Antonio, while Patty Mills and Cory Joseph could see more minutes as well.

According to head coach Gregg Popovich, Manu Ginobili (ankle) could miss anywhere from 7-10 days, and he was spotted leaving the locker room with crutches.

This is a tough blow for the Spurs, and it sounds like the earliest he will come back is on Mar. 22 vs. the Hawks, meaning he would miss at least three games. We will update Ginobili's status if we find out more, but owners in competitive leagues should consider looking elsewhere for production. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli, Cory Joseph and Patty Mills should all be in the mix for additional minutes.