Manu Ginobili SG SA 16 Hrs
Manu Ginobili came off the bench to hit 10-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 24 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 27 minutes on Saturday.
Ginobili is heating up, averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five games, but that probably means that Gregg Popovich is ready to cool him off. Ginobili has played in nine straight games after missing eight straight with a hamstring injury, so it would not be surprising to see him take a night off in the near future. But if he's in the Spurs' lineup, he should probably be in yours.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 3 Days
Manu Ginobili played 20 minutes and hit 3-of-6 shots off the bench for six points and four assists in Thursday's win over the Heat.
Giinobili had been playing well for a stretch, hitting double digits in scoring in four straight, but never got into a groove against Dwyane Wade tonight. At least Gregg Popovich let him play against the Heat on TNT Thursday, which isn't always the case. Marco Belinelli wasn't much better, hitting 3-of-5 shots for eight points and zero 3-pointers in 22 minutes. Both players are worth a look and probably worth owning, but the Spurs are always a roll of the dice from night to night.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 9 Days
Manu Ginobili propelled the Spurs to a 92-82 win on Friday night with 15 points, five assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
He shot 6-of-13 from the field tonight and his shot totals have increased in each of his last two games. Ginobili also played 28 minutes on Wednesday after playing just 13 on Feb. 21, so his inconsistent minutes will be an issue. He'll carry some risk in fantasy leagues considering his coach is looking for any chance to sit him as he can.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 11 Days
Manu Ginobili hit 6-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, one rebound, nine assists, three steals and a block in 28 minutes on Wednesday.
He's become very unreliable off Gregg Popovich's bench, but looked good tonight. With Danny Green and Marco Belinelli all sharing minutes with Ginobili, it will be tough for him to do this on a regular basis, but he's averaging 11.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals over his last four games. Two of those were nice ones and the other two were duds, which is what owners can expect from Ginobili until further notice.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 16 Days
Manu Ginobili is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Suns.
It's never a surprise to see Spurs veterans suddenly become questionable for games and this is just the latest episode. Ginobili's owners should be looking at other options right now. Patty Mills, Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph will benefit sans Manu.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 18 Days
Manu Ginobili played 19 minutes and had 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over Portland.
He played 15 minutes on Tuesday and his line wasn't nearly as appealing, and he'll need more than 20 minutes a night in order to be an effective fantasy starter. And with Ginobili's tender hamstring, and the quick returns for Tim Duncan (rest) and Kawhi Leonard (hand), we doubt Ginobili will be this good on most nights.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 19 Days
Manu Ginobili returned from his hamstring injury and played 15 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with nine points, one rebound, three assists and a steal on 2-of-5 shooting.
The Spurs would be wise to limit him minutes until the real playoffs roll around, so we're not going to tell you to race out and pick him up. Especially with Kawhi Leonard on his way back, and Marco Belinelli, Patty Mills and Danny Green all getting heavy minutes right now.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 19 Days
Manu Ginobili (hamstring) will play limited minutes vs. the Clippers on Tuesday, as expected.
Manu has been targeting this game for a while and barring a setback he'll be ready to go off the bench. His playmaking will be even more critical while Tony Parker recovers from a "variety of maladies" but fantasy owners may want to watch Manu's role for a game or two before deciding to deploy him.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 25 Days
Manu Ginobili (strained left hamstring) has rejoined the Spurs on their road trip and will "likely be back" for their game on Feb. 18.
He was ruled out 3-4 weeks on Jan. 29 and a return for the Spurs' first game after the break would be almost exactly at the three-week mark. We expect him to be handled like a Faberg egg upon his return, as the Spurs can't afford any setbacks down the stretch, but his per-minute efficiency should support late-round value.