Manu Ginobili SG SA 1 month ago

Ginobili played in his 13th season with the Spurs in 2014-15, averaging 10.5 points, 1.3 three-pointers, 3.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 1.0 steal in 23 minutes.

Ginobili will be a 37-year-old unrestricted free agent this offseason. While he played in more games this season (70) than any other since 2010-11, Ginobili still had to fight through injuries. Last summer, he dealt with a stress fracture in his fibula, and during this season, he sat out some games with back spasms and dealt with a sprained right ankle for a few weeks during March. Before the All-Star break, Ginobili played in 46 games, while after the All-Star break, he only played in 24 games, averaging six less minutes and four less points per contest after the break. This downturn in his production is not necessarily a negative sign because Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is famous for resting his players. What this means is that Ginobili, one of the oldest players in the NBA, should continue to play a meaningful role in the Spurs' rotation next season if he decides to re-sign with the team and continue his NBA career.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 months ago

Ginobili posted 14 points, three rebounds, six assists, and one block in 18 minutes of action in Game 5 against the Clippers.

Ginobili played just 18 minutes but was able to contribute solid numbers. He's doing a good job in his bench role, and he'll need to continue playing well for the Spurs to close out the series in Game 6.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 months ago

Ginobili logged 22 minutes in Game 2 against the Clippers before fouling out. He posted nine points, two rebounds, three assists, and one block.

Ginobili is an intergral part of the Spurs' offense -- particularly off the bench -- and it's a shame he fouled out Wednesday. He would have had an opportunity to put up more minutes, with Tony Parker ailing throughout the game, but that was not the case. Still, Ginobili figures to be a solid option moving forward.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 months ago

Ginobili scored 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

It was his most productive game since returning to action from an ankle injury on March 24. Ginobili will likely continue to see his court time restricted as the Spurs close out their regular season schedule, as they try to keep him healthy for the playoffs.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 months ago

Ginobili (ankle) played 16 minutes Tuesday after missing four games, but was held to just seven points (3-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assist and a steal.

Ginobili has dealt with a variety of injuries this month, only playing in six games so far in March. His performance has been sporadic lately. In his past 10 games, he's scored in the single digits in six of them and is averaging just 3.3 rebounds per game since February.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 months ago

Ginobili (ankle) will dress for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Coach Gregg Popovich stopped short of saying Ginobili would play, but given that the Argentinian guard is considered probable, it seems highly unlikely he'd suit up and just sit on the bench. Ginobili's return from a four-game absence will likely cut into the minutes of Danny Green and Marco Belinelli.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 months ago

Ginobili (ankle) is considered probable for Tuesday's game versus the Mavericks.

Ginobili's sprained ankle has kept him out for just over a week, but that sideline spell appears destined to come to an end Tuesday. With Ginobili likely to play against the in-state rival Mavericks, Danny Green's minutes may be scaled back slightly, with Marco Belinelli also a candidate for some cut in playing time.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 months ago

Ginobili has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express News reports.

Ginobili was expected to miss 7-10 days after spraining his ankle on Sunday against Minnesota, so this game against the Hawks would have been on the earlier end of his initial timetable. Danny Green has played 34 or more minutes in the three games that Ginobili has been sidelined. Ginobili's next chance to return will be Tuesday against the Mavericks.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 4 months ago

Ginobili is expected to miss approximately one week to 10 days with a sprained right ankle, Paul Garcia of reports.

Gregg Popovich made the estimate in the aftermath of Sunday's win over the Timberwolves, after Ginobili had to be helped to the locker room during the third quarter. While it's best not to put too much faith in the initial estimate, Ginobili is clearly expected to miss time. His minutes will likely go to some combination of Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills.

Manu Ginobili SG SA 4 months ago

Ginobili left Sunday's game against Minnesota with an apparent right ankle injury, Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News

Ginobili had to be helped to the locker room, putting no weight on his injured ankle in the process. With the Spurs leading by 30 at the end of three quarters, Ginobili can safely be ruled out for the rest of the game. It sounds as if he may need to miss time beyond Sunday, in which case Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills would all be candidates to pick up some extra minutes. San Antonio's next game is scheduled for Tuesday against the Knicks.