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MANU GINOBILI (SG)
  • Jul 21 2016, 10:51 AM

    Update: Ginobili is dealing with a sore calf and may be limited during Argentina's exhibition Friday against the United States, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

    Analysis: After deciding earlier this offseason to keep his career going, Ginobili re-signed with the Spurs on a one-year deal and will now turn his attention to the 2016 Summer Olympics in what figures to be his last Games with the Argentinian national team. Since Friday's matchup doesn't have any bearing on the Olympics and is more of a tune-up for both teams, there's little incentive for Ginobili to overextend himself while he's not fully healthy. He should be over the injury when the Olymipcs officially kick off in August.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Jul 14 2016, 14:52 PM

    Update: Ginobili re-signed Thursday with the Spurs on a one-year, $14 million contract, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    Analysis: After announcing earlier in the offseason that he would play in 2016-17, Ginobili was never expected to sign with any team other than the Spurs, but San Antonio wasn't able to retain him on the club-friendly contract it was banking on heading into free agency. The 76ers surprisingly submitted a competitive offer to Ginobili, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, forcing the Spurs to more than triple their original offer and facilitate cap space by letting go restricted free agent center Boban Marjanovic, who signed with the Pistons on a three-year, $21 million deal. Though his signing involved more drama than expected, Ginobili should still prove reliable in his usual sixth-man role during the upcoming season after averaging 9.6 points, 3.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.1 steals across 19.6 minutes per game in 2015-16.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 23 2016, 10:31 AM

    Update: Ginobili led the second unit with 11 points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds and a steal over 27 minutes in Friday's 96-87 Game 3 victory over the Grizzlies.

    Analysis: The 14-year veteran enjoyed his most productive game of the series to date, hitting double digits for the first time in scoring and dishing out a playoff-high five assists. Ginobili and Danny Green made for an effective one-two punch at two-guard Friday, combining for 22 points. The veteran's vast postseason experience will undoubtedly continue to be leveraged considerably by the Spurs as their quest for a championship unfolds.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 20 2016, 08:12 AM

    Update: Ginobili scored eight points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go with one rebound, one assist, and one steal across 14 minutes during the Spurs' 94-68 win against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Analysis: Ginobili committed three turnovers, and he hasn't exactly been impressive through the first two postseason contests. Regardless, he is one of the only players at any age who is capable of producing the stats he can while regularly playing less than half the game. Even if Ginobili continues seeing limited minutes due to the blowout nature of this series, the 38-year-old veteran will likely be good for at least one throwback 20-point scoring performance before the playoffs are over.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 13 2016, 09:40 AM

    Update: Ginobili will be rested for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Mavericks, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

    Analysis: Ginobili will conclude the regular season having sat out three of the final four games as the Spurs attempt to preserve the 38-year-old for the postseason. With a number of other Spurs regulars resting Wednesday, expect to see quite a bit of Jonathon Simmons, Kevin Martin, and Kyle Anderson in the backcourt Wednesday.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Apr 12 2016, 09:59 AM

    Update: Ginobili will be rested for Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Analysis: With the playoffs fast approaching and the Spurs locked into the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, they'll give the 38-year-old Ginobili the night off. It's unclear if Ginobili will be available for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Timberwolves.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Apr 10 2016, 15:08 PM

    Update: Ginobili (rest) will play in Sunday's game against the Warriors, NBA.com reports.

    Analysis: Ginobili got the night off Friday, as coach Greg Popovich wanted to give the veteran some extra rest before the playoffs begin in just under a week. He'll rejoin the lineup and should continue to be a key reserve off the bench for the Spurs. Over his last five outings, Ginobili has averaged 11.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals over 22 minutes per game.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 08 2016, 11:25 AM

    Update: Ginobili will sit out Friday's game against the Nuggets for rest.

    Analysis: Including Ginobili, coach Greg Popovich will rest five players in order to get ready for the playoffs. With both Ginobili and Danny Green sitting out, look for Jonathon Simmons, Kevin Martin and Kyle Anderson to see increased minutes at the two. Ginobili should be back in the lineup come Sunday's outing versus the Warriors.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 31 2016, 08:11 AM

    Update: Ginobili compiled 20 points (7-10 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added three steals, two assists, and one rebound in 24 minutes during the Spurs' 100-92 win against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Analysis: Ginobili turned the ball over three times, yet it was an exceptional showing for the 38-year-old guard. This is the third time in 2015-16 that he scored 20 points or more (second in March), and he is one of the rare players capable of doing that while playing only half the game. Ginobili sat out the last two matchups to rest, and will likely receive more time off during the last seven regular season games. Therefore, be sure that he is actually playing before throwing him into fantasy lineups over the next couple weeks.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 30 2016, 10:34 AM

    Update: Ginobili (rest) is expected to play Wednesday against the Pelicans, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Analysis: The Spurs' veteran Big Three have each missed the last two games to rest, but the expectation is that all three, as well as Kawhi Leonard (quad), will be on the floor Wednesday. Of course, it's impossible to predict what the Spurs will do this time of year, so check back prior to game time for a final, more definitive update.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 25 2016, 14:34 PM

    Update: Ginobili will be available Friday against the Grizzlies but will then sit out Saturday versus Oklahoma City and Monday versus Memphis to rest.

    Analysis: This comes as no surprise as the Spurs begin to start dolling out rest to some of their veteran players. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will also follow the same rest schedule.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 12 2016, 21:28 PM

    Update: Ginobili scored just two points (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) but did collect three steals in sixteen minutes during Saturday's win against the Thunder.

    Analysis: It was a quiet night for Ginobili, who missed all three of his field goal attempts and finished with his second lowest scoring total of the season. The veteran sixth-man was never a factor in the Spurs offense and has scored four or fewer points in has last three games. Ginobili can be a huge wild card but is worth a DFS roll of the dice on certain nights.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 08 2016, 11:29 AM

    Update: Ginobili (rest) won't play Tuesday against the Timberwolves.

    Analysis: Ginobili will get a night of rest after Monday's loss to the Pacers, with fellow vets Tim Duncan (rest) and Tony Parker (toe) also sitting out Tuesday. Starting shooting guard Danny Green could see increased run as a result, while Jonathon Simmons and the newly acquired Kevin Martin could also soak up some extra minutes. Look for Ginobili to reclaim his usual sixth man role Thursday against the Bulls.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 06 2016, 04:58 AM

    Update: Ginobili (groin) tallied 22 points (8-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), a rebound and an assist over 15 minutes in Saturday's 104-94 victory over the Kings.

    Analysis: The 15-year veteran was spectacular in his return after a 12-game absence, making the most out of a considerably modest amount of playing time. Ginobli looked unencumbered by his recent groin injury in driving to the basket on more than one occasion, an encouraging sign for his prospects going forward. The scoring total was even a season high for Ginobili, who should see his minutes inch closer to his 19.6 season average in upcoming games.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 05 2016, 16:05 PM

    Update: Ginobili (groin) will play Saturday against the Kings.

    Analysis: He may even get the start with Danny Green (rest) getting the night off, but Ginobili is not expected to see a starter's workload as his conditioning is a little behind where the Spurs would like it to be. Patty Mills should also see a good amount of run with Green out Saturday.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 04 2016, 14:03 PM

    Update: Ginobili (groin) has been ruled probable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

    Analysis: Ginobili has missed the past 12 games as he has been recovering from groin surgery but could return to the court on Saturday night. He returned to practice this Tuesday, which was much earlier than the Spurs and head coach Greg Popovich originally expected. The Spurs will likely wait to see how the veteran handles Saturday morning shootaround and may even delay a decision about his status for the game until after pregame warmups. If he does play, expect his minutes to be monitored off the bench. The Spurs has never been a team to rush players back, especially with the playoffs in sight, so Ginobili could be rested on and off the next couple of games until he returns to full strength.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 03 2016, 13:00 PM

    Update: Ginobili (groin) is out for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Analysis: Ginobili was said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a groin surgery that he underwent in early February. He was in practice on Tuesday, and is thought to be on the verge of returning in early March. Coach Gregg Popovich had previously said that Ginobili will for sure sit Thursday against the Pelicans, but it is possible that Ginobili could return by March 10.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 02 2016, 13:58 PM

    Update: Ginobili (groin) is ahead of schedule in his recovery and could return as soon as Saturday against the Kings, the San Antonio Express-News reports. 'He's going more quickly then we would have imagined,' Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. 'He's not going to play in this back-to-back or anything, but his progress has been much quicker than we thought.'

    Analysis: Ginobili, who has missed the last 10 games following testicular surgery, took part in practice Tuesday, nearly a calendar month after he suffered the injury. 'Everybody was saying like six weeks and maybe longer, and now it looks like he could be back next week,' teammate Tony Parker said of Ginobili. 'I don't know what they're going to decide.' The decision certainly won't be Parker's, but it appears at least semi-likely that Ginobili could play Saturday, barring any sort of setback over the next couple of days. As Popovich stated, the 38-year-old has been definitively ruled out of both games of the Spurs' back-to-back set against the Pistons (Wednesday) and Pelicans (Thursday).

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 01 2016, 08:52 AM

    Update: Ginobili (groin) could be ready to play as soon as March 10 against the Bulls, Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Analysis: Ginobili has been out since Feb. 3 after requiring testicular surgery when he was hit in the groin area by the knee of Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, and there were initial concerns that he'd be at risk of missing the rest of the season. Fortunately, after Ginobili experienced no complications during surgery, he was given a four-to-six week return timetable, and he seems to be progressing as expected thus far. Coach Gregg Popovich relayed that Ginobili has been able to do some light shooting in recent days, and it seems as though he's set to ramp up his conditioning in the near future. A March 10 return seems to be the best-case scenario at this point, so those in deeper leagues waiting on Ginobili may not get him back until mid-March or later.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 04 2016, 11:43 AM

    Update: Ginobili is out four to six weeks after injuring his groin during Wednesday's win over the Pelicans, Joe Reinagel of KENS 5 reports.

    Analysis: Ginobili's injury appears to be serious, although there's currently not much information regarding the issue. In his absence, expect Danny Green and Jonathon Simmons to be the main beneficiaries in terms of playing time and fantasy value. Ginobili's situation should continue to be monitored while the extent of his injury remains a bit unclear.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

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