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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 tied his career high with four blocks in only 19 minutes vs. the Jazz on Sunday, adding six points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Manu is uniquely capable of helping fantasy owners in limited minutes, but this defensive outburst was unforeseeable -- he had three blocks all season prior to Sunday, with his last one coming on December 5th. When Gregg Popovich was asked if he expects another four-block game from Manu, he laughed and replied, "No." Jan 18 - 9:58 PM

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Manu Ginobili came off the bench and hit 10-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in just 24 minutes in Wednesday's win.

Tim Duncan had 14 points and 10 boards, Danny Green scored 18 points with three 3-pointers, and Tony Parker had 10 points and five assists in the win. Ginobili had eight points in his previous game, didn't play in the one before that, and scored just 11 in the game before that. In other words, it's impossible to predict when he might be getting ready to bust loose. Let someone else deal with the headache.
Jan 14 - 10:26 PM

Manu Ginobili (back spasms) returned from a one-game absence to finish Tuesday's road loss with eight points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes.

It wasn't a banner night for Manu, who made 2-of-8 shots (both 3-pointers) and committed four turnovers. Back injuries are tricky but this seems to have been a short-lived problem, and we're taking him off the injury report in advance of Wednesday's road game in Charlotte.
Jan 13 - 9:46 PM

Manu Ginobili (back spasms) will be available for Tuesday's game against Washington.

Ginobili could get some extended minutes with Marco Belinelli (groin) out, although with a tough matchup against the Wizards, he makes for a risky option in daily leagues.
Jan 13 - 6:56 PM

Manu Ginobili (back spasms) is probable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

This is a minor surprise for the Spurs considering they tend to rest their guys. If Ginobili is back, Patty Mills becomes less appealing while Cory Joseph also loses some minutes. Fantasy owners in standard leagues might not want to deal with Ginobili because how likely he is to miss games.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 12 - 4:37 PM

Manu Ginobili (back) will travel with the Spurs for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, but he is still questionable to play.

Coach Gregg Popovich gave no details on the severity of the injury, so knowing how cautious the Spurs are, it's doubtful that he plays vs. the Wizards. We will consider Ginobili day-to-day for the time being, and we expect Patty Mills to be the primary beneficiary should he miss any action.
Jan 11 - 11:17 AM

Manu Ginobili (back) and Kawhi Leonard (hand) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday.

Manu had a back issue on Friday and did not return, so it's fairly safe to say he's going to miss more time. The Spurs have Patty Mills back and they'll be able to rest Ginobili and not see too much of a drop off. His fantasy owners can probably cut him in standards.
Jan 10 - 2:44 PM

Manu Ginobili is suffering from back spasms and will not return on Friday.

Well, it sounds like he's going to miss some time here. Ginobili has dealt with back spasms multiple times in the past few seasons and the Spurs don't play their guys at less than 100 percent. While he's out, expect basically their entire team to pick up the slack with Patty Mills leading the charge.
Jan 9 - 9:48 PM

Manu Ginobili had a game-high 26 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and five 3-pointers on 9-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's win.

It wasn't a season high for Manu, as he scored 28 in a game on Nov. 17, but he has played very well over his last six games. Which means he's due for a night off from Gregg Popovich. Whether it comes on Saturday against the Wizards remains to be seen.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Manu Ginobili helped the Spurs avoid their third straight loss on Sunday, coming off the bench for 15 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in just 24 minutes.

He's been hot since sitting out on Dec. 20, averaging 14.3 points, 1.8 threes, 4.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists over the past four games, while shooting a combined 21-of-33 from the field. He's bound to play a bigger role for however long Tony Parker (hamstring) is sidelined, though fantasy owners should be wary of potential DNPs during San Antonio's back-to-back set on Dec. 30 and 31.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:03:00 PM

Manu Ginobili dished out a season-high 13 assists during the Spurs' loss to the Thunder on Christmas, adding 11 points, seven rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer, and five turnovers.

Ginobili has been playing well lately, and is averaging 16.8 points, 6.6 assists, and 2.0 three-pointers per game over the past two weeks. The Spurs play the second half of a back-to-back set tomorrow, so owners will want to check back for an update on Ginobili's status in case coach Gregg Popovich feels like handing out a DNP-OLD to one of his veteran stars.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Manu Ginobili said he feels recharged after sitting out Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

"I was dead [after the Portland game]," said Ginobili. "I ran the video in my head a lot of times and saw the mistakes I made over and over again even if I didn’t want to. I needed to unplug, so I played with my kids and tried to do something else." Ginobili is averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 2.0 treys over his last three games and has turned himself into a must-start any time he is in the Spurs' lineup.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Manu Ginobili scored 19 points with two rebounds, 10 assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

He did suffer a mild injury to his shoulder late in this game, which is concerning considering he has already missed a game due to a shoulder injury. The Spurs are off until Thursday, so this issue might not cost him a game. The DNPs are going to be too annoying in standard leagues.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:39:00 AM

Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play in Saturday's game vs. Dallas.

He played 30 minutes on Friday, so this comes as no surprise. Marco Belinelli and Danny Green will be solid plug-and-play options on Saturday for owners in need of 3-point shooting.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Manu Ginobili may be rested for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

He played 30 minutes in Friday's second consecutive triple-overtime loss, so we saw this one coming. Owners should have a backup plan ready, and will want to check back before tip-off for official confirmation. Marco Belinelli and Danny Green would be solid plug-and-play options if Ginobili sits this one out. Stay tuned.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
4JaMychal Green
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner
3Aron Baynes