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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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A statue was erected in Buenos Aires, Argentina in honor of Manu Ginobili.
While Ginobili will not be able to participate in this year's FIBA World Cup, this should serve as a nice consolation prize. Ginobili, a four-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs, was the main reason Argentina took home the gold medal during the 2004 Olympic games, and clearly he is beloved in his home country. Ginobili is at the tail end of his career, and concern of his health mixed with random DNP-CD’s severely limits his fantasy appeal. Aug 29 - 5:02 PM

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Manu Ginobili hinted that he may play another season after his contract expires following the 2014-15 season.

"I don’t like to speculate as to when it’s going to end," Ginobili said. "I know I’ll play the upcoming season. If I feel like I did this past season, I’ll keep going for sure. If I feel like I did the season before, I don’t know. More than age, what matters the most is my health and the mental aspect. Basketball-wise, I’m in a perfect situation." Manu also stated that his relationship with San Antonio was not strained when they withheld him from playing for Argentina in the upcoming 2014 FIBA World Cup. Ginobili had a bit of a bounce-back year last season, but still only made it through 68 games, limited his fantasy appeal.
Aug 11 - 3:22 PM

Manu Ginobili stated in an interview on Saturday that he is "98 percent" certain that he won't play again for the Argentinian national team.

"If I'd played this tournament it would have been the last, that's sure. It's hard and it always will be [hard] to retire from this [Argentina] team," said Ginobili. Manu also added that he only feels pain in his right leg (stress fracture) when jumping, pushing, or coming to a hard stop on the floor, otherwise he is pain free. Manu should be healthy by the start of the 2014-15 season, but with the amount of random DNP-CD's he will receive, he's not a very enticing fantasy asset in standard leagues.
Aug 10 - 11:30 AM

Manu Ginobili is "sad and disappointed" about missing the FIBA World Cup with Argentina.

He added he spent 42 days without being able to go through his usual training routine and didn't run or jump. Ginobili has been focusing on working in a pool and doing some stretching, so he probably would have been healthy for the event later this month. He'll be ready for training camp.
Aug 4 - 11:43 AM

The Spurs sent Manu Ginobili a letter informing him that he will not be granted permission to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The Spurs cited his recent stress fracture, and the necessary recovery time as their reasons for denying him permission to play. It's not exactly shocking that the Spurs organization is not too keen on letting their 37-year-old star risk further injury from unnecessary international play, as they're set to again chase a title for the 2014-15 season. Argentina will now be without Manu, and Carlos Delfino, and with this news Argentina’s gold medal aspirations are looking pretty grim.
Jul 28 - 7:06 PM

Argentina's national basketball team doctor Diego Grippo told media on Friday that the Spurs will have the final say as to whether or not Manu Ginobili plays in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Grippo stated that Ginobili's stress fracture has improved, but is not completely healed. "The results were good, we see the optimistic side," Grippo said of Ginobili’s ultrasound and MRI testing, as reported and translated through "The most important opinion is the one that’s missing, which is San Antonio’s medical staff. The final decision is there." While Ginobili has stated his desire to play for the Argentinian national team, it wouldn't be shocking to see the Spurs organization withhold their 37-year-old veteran from unnecessary international play. Stay tuned.
Jul 25 - 3:49 PM

Manu Ginobili (leg) said that he is no longer feeling pain in the area of his stress fracture on his right leg.

Ginobili is still hopeful that he'll be able to play in this summer's FIBA World Cup of Basketball, but has yet to make a final decision. "It does not hurt, Ginobili said. "I’m Optimistic, but I have doubts, I have fears." While the 36-year-old said he will make his decision within the next two weeks, he also added that he and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have an agreement that he will not play in the World Cup if he is still feeling pain.
Jul 22 - 9:33 AM

During a press conference in Argentina, Manu Ginobili confirmed that his stress fracture is in the same spot as his 2009 injury, however, it is not as serious.

While the Spurs have yet to offer a timetable for Manu's recovery, this type of injury generally takes 2-3 months to completely heal. Manu stated that he would like to wait another 3-4 weeks before deciding if he'll participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but obviously that's looking extremely doubtful at the moment.
Jul 4 - 9:52 AM

Manu Ginobili has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg and he's not expected to play for Argentina in the FIBA World Cup this summer.

The Spurs found "the early stages of a stress fracture" during a physical conducted after the season, and Ginobili is in the process of getting a second opinion. The good news is that the 36-year-old is expected to recover in two months, and he should be "fully functional" for the start of training camp.
Jul 2 - 1:55 PM

Manu Ginobili will play for Argentina in the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer.

He has already confirmed he will be back for a chance to repeat with the Spurs next season. Ginobili will turn 37 in July and the Spurs will continue to rest him during the regular season in preparation for another postseason run. He's not a very attractive pick in fantasy leagues with the DNP-CDs.
Jun 20 - 12:39 PM

Manu Ginobili confirmed that he will return with the Spurs for the 2014-15 season.

"My idea is to honor the two-year deal I signed last year," said Ginobili, who will earn $7 million in the final year of his contract. He said in a recent interview that he hopes to play "one [or] two more years" in the NBA, so he may be looking for another short-term deal at age 37 next summer.
Jun 17 - 2:54 PM

Manu Ginobili is undecided on whether or not he will play in this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

Fresh off the Spurs' NBA Championship, Ginobili said he hasn't decided yet on if he'll play with Argentina at this summer's World Cup of Basketball in Spain but would make a decision by the end of the week. The 36-year-old averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 3-pointers, 3.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals against the Heat and should be a solid late-round pick in fantasy drafts as long as he decides to continue playing next season.
Jun 17 - 2:05 PM

Manu Ginobili scored 19 points with three 3-pointers, four rebounds and four assists to help the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Championship on Sunday with a 104-87 victory over the visiting Heat.

He scored six straight points to cut into an early Miami lead and he nearly blew the roof off the AT&T Center with a throwdown dunk in traffic. With averages of 14.4 points on 50.0 percent shooting and 4.4 assists in the Finals this season, Manu exorcised the demons of his poor play vs. Miami in 2013. He said in a recent interview that he plans to play "one [or] two more years" in the NBA, and his play on Sunday confirms that he has plenty of tread left on his tires.
Jun 15 - 10:59 PM

Manu Ginobili (foot) is banking on the Spurs' experience as a factor that will help them beat the Heat.

The Spurs enter Tuesday's Game 3 having lost home-court advantage to the Heat, but Ginobili's confidence isn't shaken. "We know they are not unbelievable," Ginobili said. "They are a great team. But we’ve done it before." Ginobili is averaging 17.5 points, 2.5 3-pointers, 3.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.0 steals so far in the NBA Finals and the Spurs will need him to continue his strong play if they have any chance of de-throning the champs.
Jun 10 - 1:37 PM

Manu Ginobili ran the point for much of Saturday's 112-107 win over the Thunder in Game 6, scoring 15 points with six boards, five assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

He hit a huge 3-pointer with less than one minute left, but missed a buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime. Cory Joseph couldn't quite get things going on offense while Patty Mills was a bit careless, so it was Manu's responsibility to handle the ball. If Tony Parker (ankle) needs to miss more time, Manu will have a lot on his shoulders. Game 1 of the NBA Finals will take place on June 5 in San Antonio.
May 31 - 11:39 PM

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2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
C1Tiago Splitter
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