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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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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

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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.
Source: NBA.com
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.

Manu Ginobili sprained his ankle during Sunday's game vs. Minnesota, and he will not return.

Ginobili couldn't put any weight on his ankle and had to be helped to the locker room, so it looks like this could cost him some time on the sidelines. We will update Ginobili's status as soon as we know more, and we would expect Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills should expect to see more minutes if Ginobili misses any more action. The Spurs play again on Tuesday vs. the Knicks, so we will go ahead and consider Ginobili questionable for that contest.

Manu Ginobili (illness) will play vs. the Wolves on Sunday, as expected.

Ginobili was quiet in 10 minutes on Thursday and clearly wasn't 100 percent healthy, but he's since recovered and should play his usual 20-25 minutes off the bench. He's worth spot-starting when active, but the risk of future DNPs makes him an unpalatable player to own in standard leagues.
Mar 15 - 5:41 PM

Manu Ginobili played 10 minutes off the bench and did not score during an overtime 128-125 loss on Thursday against the Cavs, adding two rebounds and two assists.

He might not be 100 percent over his illness. Ginobili is most likely to be rested and he's probably not worth owning in most leagues even with the favorable schedule going forward.
Mar 13 - 2:30 AM

Updating a previous report, Manu Ginobili (illness) will play Thursday vs. the Cavs.

It wouldn't be shocking to see Ginobili's minutes limited tonight with how uncertain his status was heading into this one. He said that he's felling "not the best, but okay," so while he'll be active, he's probably not the best guy to deploy tonight. Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli's value take a bit of a hit with Ginobili active.
Mar 12 - 8:35 PM