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Manu Ginobili | Guard

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/28/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: None
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Manu Ginobili said he's not thinking about his retirement plans just yet.
Ginobili is in the first year of a two-year deal with the Spurs, but the 38-year-old said he'll take his plans day-to-day. "I don’t know," Ginobili said. "Why should I make the commitment now? It’s ten months away, so I don’t have to. The last few seasons, I’ve been going day by day, seeing if I enjoy it. If I keep feeling the same thing, before games, after games, the same feel, and so far it’s been happening. I’m not going to say before. It doesn’t make any sense." While Manu will have a big game here or there, his best days are far behind him and he can be left undrafted in standard fantasy leagues. Sep 29 - 11:50 AM

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Manu Ginobili will not play for Argentina during the FIBA Americas tournament this summer.

Argentina is vying for a spot in the 2016 Olympics but they'll have to get there without Ginobili's help, as the 38-year-old took a pass on a summer of international competition. It's good news for the Spurs, who still rely on Manu for second-unit playmaking and scoring. Manu's fantasy value has deteriorated for obvious reasons -- he hasn't played more than 23 minutes per game since 2010-11, and he's averaged 19 DNPs over the past four seasons.
Aug 23 - 7:07 PM

Manu Ginobili's new deal with the Spurs is worth $5.8 million over two years, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Ginobili's two-year deal includes a $2.9 million player option for the second year in order to give both sides some flexibility. That second year may not come into play as Ginobili was already thinking of retiring after the 2014-15 season, but contract figures aside, he's going to play a more limited role with the Spurs than fantasy owners have become accustomed to and is more of a deep league fantasy option at this point in his career.
Jul 21 - 12:50 PM

Spurs sign G Manu Ginobili.

The deal is now official and Ginobili will return to San Antonio for what is likely his final season in the NBA.
Jul 20 - 1:02 PM

Manu Ginboli took to Twitter to express how happy he is to see Matt Bonner return to the Spurs.

While Bonner isn't a major piece for the Spurs, the 35-year-old's return to San Antonio was feted by Ginobil on Twitter. "Very happy to read that Matt Bonner, aka Red Rocket, aka Red Mamba, aka Coach B, aka Air New Hampshire is coming back next season! 🚀🚀," Ginobili tweeted. Even though he's a little late to the party, it's nice to see Manu continue the NBA free agency emoji trend.
Jul 16 - 9:35 AM

Manu Ginobili has officially agreed to a two-year deal with the Spurs.

This was all but a formality after Ginobili wrote a lengthy blog post about his decision to come back, but his deal is for two years and $5.7 million with a player option, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Ginobili will likely re-evaluate his desire to return for a 15th NBA season after the 2015-16 season is over, but he's not much of a fantasy asset outside of deeper leagues at this stage in his career.
Jul 7 - 11:29 AM

Manu Ginobili said the desire is still there to return for his 14th NBA season.

"I didn't watch the second round of playoffs, nor the Conference finals," Ginobili wrote on La Nacion. "I was still I bit hurt. Then, when I watched the finals. I missed it a little. I felt that itch telling me I wanted to play again. The fire is still burning." Ginobili is likely to see something similar to the 22.7 minutes he averaged in 2014-15, so while he still has the ability to have a big game once in a while, the 37-year-old can be ignored in standard fantasy drafts.
Source: La Nacion
Jul 7 - 10:44 AM

Manu Ginobili announced he'll be coming back for the 2015-16 season.

He announced it on Twitter and used the hashtag #TDwouldvemissedmetoomuch. Ginobili only played 18.7 minutes per game in the playoffs, so that may be where he'll be for minutes in the upcoming season. The Spurs have lost a little bit of depth with Cory Joseph and Marco Belinelli headed elsewhere, so coach Gregg Popovich may actually have slightly tighter backcourt rotations. Of course, that may change.
Jul 6 - 2:30 PM

Following the news that LaMarcus Aldridge will sign in San Antonio, the Spurs are hoping that Manu Ginobili will return for one more season.

Ginobili is expected to announce his plans in La Nacion (Argentine newspaper) any day now, but the expectation is that he will return. The Spurs will be without Marco Belinelli next season, so it's crucial that Ginobil returns so that they have some reliable depth on their bench. Ginobili averaged just 22.7 minutes per game last season, so he shouldn't be targeted in standard leagues.
Jul 5 - 9:12 AM

Manu Ginobili will announce his future plans in the Argentine newspaper.

There will be no scooping Manu on his own free agency. Instead, Manu will write his own column in 'La Nacion,' and we're expected to learn of his future plans no later than this week.
Jun 29 - 9:13 AM

According to Manu Ginobili's agent, Herb Rudoy, there is "no news yet" on whether or not he will return for a 14th NBA season.

Ginobili said he will announce his decision in his own column in an Argentinian newspaper "when the time comes," but right now it's hard to say if he's interested in playing another NBA season. Ginobili posted some of his lowest averages since his rookie year during the 2014-15 season, with 10.5 points, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 three-pointers per game on 42.6 percent shooting, so if he does return, he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jun 28 - 3:28 PM

Manu Ginobili said he will take another "few weeks" before deciding whether or not to return for a 14th NBA season.

Ginobili may have one more season left in the tank, but after averaging 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 three-pointers per game on 42.6 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season, he can no longer be viewed as a viable asset in standard fantasy leagues. Ginobili hasn't said a whole lot regarding next season, but if Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich return, he'll likely follow.
Jun 11 - 4:57 PM

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

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