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Manu Ginobili | Guard | #20

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/28/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (28) / SA
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Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN‏ is reporting that Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing details on a new contract.
This will be Ginobili's 16th season in San Antonio. He turns 40 at the end of July. Last season Manu averaged a career-low 7.5 points in a career-low 18.7 minutes. His playing time and production will likely dip again in 2017-18. Despite being one of the better players of his generation and a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, Ginobili is no longer desirable in standard fantasy leagues. Jul 18 - 11:54 AM

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Manu Ginobili is still pondering his future according to his brother, Sepo Ginobili.

"Manu will decide over the coming month(s)," Sepo said. "If he can help and be useful to the team, he will continue." Ginobili was expected to take 3-4 weeks after the season ended to make a decision, but it sounds like he needs more time to think about it. He will be 40 years old on July 28, so expect him to have an even smaller role in 2017-18 if he decides to come back for one last dance.
Jun 18 - 10:08 AM

Manu Ginobili scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven assists, one rebound, three steals and one 3-pointer in Monday's 129-115 Game 4 loss as the Spurs were eliminated from the postseason.

Making his first playoff start since 2013, Ginobili became the 24th player in NBA history to score 3,000+ postseason points. Ginobili will be 40 years old in July, but he hasn't decided if his NBA career is over -- he said he will take 3-4 weeks to discuss it over with his family. "I'll have to choose between two truly wonderful options," he said. One of the craftiest players in NBA history and a four-time champion, Ginobili should have a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for him regardless of what he decides.
May 23 - 12:21 AM

Manu Ginobili was a surprise starter for Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

He wasn't listed as the official starter, but coach Gregg Popovich isn't the most transparent coach with his lineups. With San Antonio trailing 3-0, this could be a great time for the Spurs to showcase Ginobili in what could be his final NBA game. Kyle Anderson will return to the bench.
May 22 - 9:08 PM

Manu Ginobili said he still hasn't decided if he will retire at the end of the season.

"I’m going to go game by game," Ginobili said. "We’ll see if [Monday] is the last one of the season. We hope that it’s not, and that we have a few more. Once it’s over, then I’ll start wondering what the future brings." With the Spurs facing an elimination game in San Antonio tonight, there's a very real chance that this could be his last dance at the AT&T Center. Ginobili had arguably his best game of the season in Game 3 with 21 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes, but the Spurs will need more of that Manu magic with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to sit out again.
May 22 - 11:47 AM

Manu Ginobili thrived off the bench in a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 21 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes.

He was the best player for the Spurs tonight and it wasn't close. Ginobili also had one of the best nutmegs you'll see as he split the defense while putting the ball through David West's legs (video in link below). The future Hall of Fame guard said he's going to take some time off to decide if he wants to retire, so hopefully Monday isn't his last game. A quick injury note: Manu was grabbing his hamstring in the second half, so we'll keep an eye out to make sure he's OK.
May 20 - 11:34 PM

Manu Ginobili scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes in a Game 1 loss to the Warriors on Sunday.

He made some big buckets, including a driving dunk in the last minute (video in link below). If Kawhi Leonard (ankle) can't play on Tuesday, Ginobili may have to step up even more. After it looked like he had very little left in the tank during the season, Ginobili has been a factor in these playoffs. He's 39 years old.
May 14 - 6:32 PM

Manu Ginobili turned back the clock in Tuesday's 110-107 Game 5 overtime win over the Rockets, scoring 12 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one block and one triple in 32 minutes.

With Kawhi Leonard hobbled by an ankle injury, Ginobili stepped up for the Spurs and also had the play of the game on defense, swatting James Harden's 3-point attempt on Houston's final possession. Ginobili has been invisible for most of the playoffs and was averaging 3.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in his previous 10 games, but he delivered for the Spurs when it mattered the most. "Manu reached back and gave us one of his Manu performances from past years," coach Gregg Popovich said. "He was a stud." With Tony Parker out for the postseason and Leonard's status up in the air for Game 6, Ginobili may be asked to take on more responsibility the rest of the way. You can check out his key block in the link below.
May 9 - 11:02 PM

Manu Ginobili didn't score in 16 minutes against the Rockets on Friday, adding five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He didn't have the best offensive game and being a step slow on defense is probably a factor for coach Gregg Popovich, especially when Jonathon Simmons is playing well -- Good Danny Green showed up, too.
May 6 - 12:26 AM

Manu Ginobili did not score with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 13 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He did take a Zach Randolph elbow to his eye and needed to go to the locker room at the end of the second quarter, but he looked fine and was able to return. Ginobili is likely looking at minutes around 20 when it doesn't get to garbage time.
Apr 15 - 10:46 PM

Manu Ginobili scored three points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

With the Spurs wanting to get into a rhythm for the playoffs, Ginobili should see some increased minutes the rest of the way. He's still not someone fantasy owners should trust unless you're streaming.
Apr 9 - 12:10 AM

Manu Ginobili (quad) is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

Whether he plays or not is a different question, but Ginobili should be healthy for the postseason. Bryn Forbes probably won't be quite as good today.
Apr 8 - 6:57 PM

Manu Ginobili (quad) will not play Friday night against the Mavs.

That'll make it just six minutes played over a four-game span for Ginobili. The Spurs have nothing to play for in the regular season and rest is nothing new for Ginobili, so he should be able to turn it on when called upon in the postseason. With him out, Bryn Forbes should be taking on his role as a combo guard in the second unit. He's not worth owning in almost any league, though.
Apr 6 - 4:15 PM

Manu Ginobili (quad) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Lakers.

The Spurs are basically locked in as the No. 2 seed, so there's no reason to play Manu at under 100 percent. Jonathon Simmons should get another start while Bryn Forbes gets in the rotation.
Apr 5 - 3:07 PM

Manu Ginobili (right quadriceps contusion) isn't expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

He wasn't able to return to Tuesday's game vs. Memphis after taking a knee to the thigh, and while he said the injury isn't too bad, he hinted that he will need a few days to recover. Jonathon Simmons and Patty Mills will get a slight bump with Manu out, but Mills is the safer bet to produce.
Apr 4 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Dejounte Murray
3Patty Mills
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Bryn Forbes
4Brandon Paul
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Rudy Gay
3Kyle Anderson
4Jaron Blossomgame
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne