Player Page

Manu Ginobili | Guard

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/28/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: None
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Manu Ginobili returned to action on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.
He had the DNP-OLD on Friday and was back to work tonight. Ginobili has mid-round value per game, but the rest has been annoying for his fantasy owners. He's a better player to own in Roto, so you can pick and choose when you use him to not affect your game totals. Nov 28 - 11:24 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Manu Ginobili will be available to play on Saturday vs. the Hawks.

He was rested along with Tim Duncan on Friday vs. the Nuggets because head coach Gregg Popovich wanted to get his veterans some extra rest, but Ginobili has been playing well and should see his normal workload tonight. Go ahead and get him active, but keep in mind that he likely have more maintenance days in the future.
Nov 28 - 6:53 PM

Manu Ginobili will not travel for Friday's game in Denver.

He is fine and is just resting on the front end of a back-to-back set. With Ginobili out, Patty Mills will have a chance to play minutes in the mid-20s while Danny Green could get more run. Rasual Butler could get a handful of minutes, too.
Nov 26 - 10:05 PM

Manu Ginobili scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He's been fantastic all season and surprisingly has fifth-round value per game. Ginobili did have a minor hip issue before this game and only needed to miss one game. It really depends on your format, but Ginobili is worth starting when he's active. He'll miss a lot of games, though.
Nov 22 - 12:27 AM

Manu Ginobili (hip) will play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

Ginobili has missed two straight games, but his injury was never considered serious and the Spurs tend to be cautious with their players. Ginobili is averaging 11.7 points, 3.7 assists, 3.3 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.6 3-pointers per game this season, so give him a look if those numbers appeal to you.
Nov 21 - 6:51 PM

Manu Ginobili (hip) will not play on Friday but Gregg Popovich expects him to return on Saturday.

Ginobili had some tightness in his hip and the Spurs played it safe, as usual, by resting him for two games. The 38-year-old is off to a nice start this season, averaging 11.7 points, 1.6 triples, 3.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals in only 20.6 minutes per game. The low playing time and frequent DNPs reduce him to deep-league status.
Nov 20 - 6:59 PM

Manu Ginobili (bilateral hip tightness) will miss the Spurs next two games, and he will be re-evaluated prior to Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

Ginobili returned returned from a groin injury on Monday, and put up a season-high 17 points, but he'll now return to the sidelines with a new ailment. This will more than likely be a common theme for the 38-year-old this season, which is why he's not a very attractive guy to own in standard leagues. With Ginobili set to miss Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets as well as Friday's game against the Pelicans, Patty Mills should see a slight uptick in minutes.
Nov 18 - 12:57 PM

Manu Ginobili returned from a groin injury on Monday and scored a season-high 17 points against the Blazers, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

He was also just one minute from his season high in minutes. Ginobili has made 50 percent from the field on the season and has been very efficient overall with a 60.5 true shooting percentage and a 23.9 usage rate. He's actually been a fifth-round value on the season, so feel free to give him a look in all leagues while he's going strong.
Nov 17 - 12:47 AM

Manu Ginobili (groin) will play on Monday against the Blazers.

He only needed one game off due to his adductor strain. Ginobili should see around 20 minutes tonight, which takes away from Patty Mills a bit.
Nov 16 - 6:56 PM

Manu Ginobili (adductor strain) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

He sat out against the 76ers on Saturday, but his injury isn't serious and he is fully expected to resume his role off the bench on Saturday. Ginobili is averaging 11.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.3 boards, 1.5 steals and 1.5 3-pointers this season, but he is only playing 20 minutes per game.
Nov 15 - 5:57 PM

Manu Ginobili (adductor strain) will not play on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

He was originally listed as questionable, but it's not a surprise to see the Spurs hold him out considering the 76ers haven't won a game this season. Danny Green should pick up most of the slack on the wings while Patty Mills should be a lot more involved as well.
Nov 14 - 1:39 PM

Manu Ginobili (adductor tightness) is questionable to play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

The possibility that Manu could aggravate his hip injury will likely result in a DNP. We'll be surprised if Gregg Popovich and the medical staff don't hold him out, and owners should start to consider their alternatives, but we'll know more after shootaround. Danny Green, Patty Mills and Rasual Butler would likely pick up the slack if Ginobili does sit out.
Nov 13 - 6:46 PM

Manu Ginobili admitted that he's changing the way he plays.

"I am changing the way I play a lot," he said. "I still have that essence, but, of course, I don’t have the ability to go all the way as I used to do, or get to the line, or throw my body onto defenders." The veteran is averaging 11.3 points, 1.7 steals and 1.8 triples while shooting a career-best 53.1 percent from the field and an astounding 47.8 percent from behind the 3-point line. His time on the floor is being limited by design, but he's a useful fantasy asset right now in formats with 14-plus teams.
Nov 9 - 12:26 PM

Coach Greg Popovich wanted to rest Manu Ginobili in a back-to-back set, but Manu talked the coach into playing.

The rest is eventually coming, but he'll be out there tonight against the Knicks. Ginobili is a fringe player to own right now, but he'll be rested on occasion throughout the year.
Nov 2 - 6:21 PM

Manu Ginobili put forth a nice all-around effort during Sunday's 95-87 win over Boston, scoring 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go with eight boards, three assists, two 3-pointers, three steals and three turnovers in just 24 minutes of action.

Ginobili has played quite well for San Antonio this season, posting averages of 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 three-pointers and 2.0 steals through the Spurs first three games of the season. It'll be interesting to see if Manu can keep producing at this level, but with three solid showings under his belt, the 38-year-old is at the very least worth a look in deep leagues to fill the last spot on your fantasy bench.
Nov 1 - 7:38 PM