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Manu Ginobili | Guard | #20

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/28/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (28) / SA
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Manu Ginobili is leaning towards returning for the 2016-17 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical.
Wojnarowski reports there is a strong belief around the league that Ginobili will be back for 2016-17. The report doesn't include where the 39-year-old is leaning towards playing after declining his player option with the Spurs, but it would be a shock to see him sign somewhere besides San Antonio. While he would help provide the Spurs with a veteran bench presence if he returns, Ginobili won't have any fantasy value in 2016-17. Jun 28 - 11:16 AM

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Manu Ginobili has reportedly declined to pick up his player option worth $2.94 million for the 2016-17 season.

Ginobili will be an unrestricted free agent, but at 39 years old, there's a chance he decides to retire. Ginobili's decision regarding his future in San Antonio will likely depend on what Tim Duncan (who also has a player option) does this offseason. Even if Ginobili does decide to suit up for one more season, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jun 22 - 10:37 AM

Manu Ginobili has until Wednesday to decide whether or not to pick up his $2.94 million option for next season.

To be clear, he can still sign a new deal with the Spurs if he decides to decline his option. Ginobili will be 39 years old in July, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he decided to retire. Keep in mind that his decision could also depend on what Tim Duncan decides to do with his option.
Jun 18 - 10:36 AM

Manu Ginobili hasn't decided if he will retire this summer.

Similar to Tim Duncan, Ginobili has a player option for the 2016-17 season but will take his time this summer before making a decision. Ginobili will be 39 years old in July and averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 assists, 2.5 boards, 1.1 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in 19.6 minutes in 58 regular-season appearances.
May 13 - 9:44 AM

Manu Ginobili played 23 minutes vs. the Thunder in Game 6, scoring five points with two assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer.

He started the second half with coach Gregg Popovich looking for more ball movement, but he had a poor game and hit just 1-of-6 shots. It's possible that this was Ginobili's last game in the NBA, though he does have a player option for the 2016-17 season valued at just under $3 million.
May 12 - 11:41 PM

Manu Ginobili started the second half of Game 6 with Tim Duncan moving to the bench.

The Spurs scored just 31 points in the first half and were trailing by 24 points, so a change isn't a surprise. Duncan played well in the first half, but coach Gregg Popovich is looking for more ball movement and spacing in the second half.
May 12 - 9:47 PM

Manu Ginobili (rest) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Mavs.

Jonathon Simmons and Kevin Martin figure to pick up most of Ginobili's minutes tonight, with Martin being the more attractive target.
Apr 13 - 12:58 PM

Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play against the Thunder on Tuesday.

This move comes as no surprise as the Spurs have locked up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Look for Ginobili to sit again on Wednesday for the Spurs season finale, as Jonathon Simmons and Kevin Martin stand to gain fantasy value while Ginobili sits.
Apr 12 - 1:02 PM

Manu Ginobili came off the bench on Sunday for eight points, three assists, three steals and one block in 20 minutes of action.

Manu is all but certain to rest during the Spurs' final games on Tuesday and Wednesday, which is just another reason to leave him untouched in most fantasy formats. Assuming he does miss another game, fellow reserves Jonathan Simmons and Kevin Martin stand to gain the most.
Apr 10 - 9:42 PM

Manu Ginobili is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

Coach Gregg Popovich said that he won't rest his studs tonight, so the Spurs will try to remain undefeated at home on the season. Ginobili may only see around 20 minutes tonight, so most fantasy owners will want to ignore him. He was held to six points on 3-of-6 shooting with two assists and one rebound in his previous outing vs. the Warriors.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 10 - 12:03 PM

Manu Ginobili (rest) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

The Spurs are just being cautious on the second night of a back-to-back set and Ginobili should be back on Sunday vs. the Warriors. Patty Mills should be busy tonight and is an intriguing option in most formats. Kevin Martin and Jonathon Simmons will have to play more as well.
Apr 8 - 1:59 PM

Manu Ginobili scored 20 points in 24 bench minutes on Wednesday, making 7-of-10 shots with five 3-pointers to help the Spurs improve their home record to 38-0.

The veteran chipped in one rebound, two assists and three steals, and the rest on Monday appears to have given him a bit of bounce. Given his limited playing time and the probability of future DNPs, Ginobili is hardly worth owning outside of the deepest leagues.
Mar 31 - 12:17 AM

Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play on Saturday or Monday.

He was solid in his Friday win, scoring 13 points with five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers. With Ginobili out, Jonathon Simmons and Kevin Martin should handle the vast majority of shooting guard minutes behind Danny Green.
Mar 26 - 12:55 AM

Manu Ginobili is expected to be rested on Saturday and Monday.

He will play on Friday and he should have himself a nice game. With Manu out after Friday, Jonathon Simmons, Patty Mills and Kevin Martin should benefit.
Mar 25 - 5:03 PM

Manu Ginobili will play in the 2016 Olympics with Team Argentina.

This is likely the 38-year-old's last Olympics and his presence will give a boost to his national team in Brazil. While this is good news for the Argentinian National Team, Ginobili is still finishing up his NBA season and is only averaging 5.8 points, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 three-pointers over his last five games. With the Spurs gearing up for the playoffs and saving Manu's legs, Ginobili can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 24 - 11:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Andre Miller
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Kevin Martin
4Jonathon Simmons
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David West
3Boris Diaw
C1Tim Duncan
2Boban Marjanovic
3Matt Bonner