Manu Ginobili RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ginobili injury not believed to be serious

    San Antonio Express-News "Already getting blown out in Minnesota, what would finish as a 110-91 loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday took a turn for the worse in the third quarter when Manu Ginobili left for good with a contusion in his left calf. Ginobili’s injury came on the heels of a strained spinal ligament suffered..." April 09

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Gregg Popovich says Manu Ginobili will sit tonight. Everyone else available.

  • Manu Ginobili, despite previous consideration, unlikely to retire after season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Manu Ginobili struggled through most the 2013 NBA Finals while looking very old in the process. He considered retiring, but the Spurs signed him to a two-year, $14.5 million contract. Even then, retirement remained on his mind. Sam Amick of USA Today: He wasn’t sure that he would ever..." March 25

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Injury report: Ginobili will play limited minutes, Leonard game time decision, Splitter questionable and Parker out.

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Sounds like Manu will almost certainly return first game after break. Leonard, from the sound of things, could take longer.

  • Manu Ginobili out Wednesday night after tweaking hamstring Tuesday

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is one of those things where if it were the playoffs he could probably go, but there is no reason to risk it for a January game. Manu Ginobili will not suit up for the Spurs Wednesday night after tweaking his hamstring Thursday night. In the third quarter Tuesday night Ginobili went up..." January 29

  • Spurs Manu Ginobili to undergo MRI on hamstring

    SB Nation "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring Wednesday morning and will miss the evening's game against the Chicago Bulls, according to Jabari Brown of the San Antonio News-Express. Ginobili injured the hamstring on a dunk in the third quarter of the Spurs'..." January 29

  • Manu Ginobili for Sixth Man "Our Winter Forecast rolls on with a look at the NBA awards races. Who will be named Sixth Man of the Year at the end of the season? Our ESPN Forecast panel is predicting a comfortable win for the 2007-08 Sixth Man of the Year, Spurs SG Manu Ginobili. A tight battle for second place..." January 22

  • Ginobili warns Spurs: ‘I don’t have feeling we’re doing so well’

    San Antonio Express-News "Getting to the midpoint of the regular season with a 32-9 record that has them on track for a franchise-record 64 wins has some Spurs scratching their heads. Veteran guard Manu Ginobili is perplexed that the team has thrived to such an extent because he doesn’t believe it is close to playing..." January 22

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    No Manu Ginobili vs. Mavs ... Tight left hammy

  • Tightness in hamstring leaves Manu in limbo

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs’ inability to hold on to a 12-point lead in the final 1:35 of regulation Tuesday could prove to be costly. Manu Ginobili made the winning layup in the Spurs’ 110-108 overtime victory at Memphis, then spent the final 1.8 seconds on the bench stretching out his hamstring. Ginobili..." January 08

  • Manu Ginobili will quit balling when he’s good and ready

    New York Post "As Manu Ginobili poured in 24 points and 10 assists in the Spurs’ victory over the Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last June, everyone in the building — and observers across the multiple continents where he established his basketball legacy — wondered whether they were witnessing Ginobili’s final..." January 04

  • Duncan, Ginobili to sit against Warriors

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will both be rested for tonight’s road game at Golden State, leaving the Spurs without any of their long-time pillars for the last date on their four-game road trip. Duncan, 38, and Ginobili, 36, starred in Wednesday’s 108-101 victory at Phoenix, with the former..." December 19

  • Belinelli, Ginobili partnership shows promise

    San Antonio Express-News "Despite his preseason proclamation that he would look to Manu Ginobili like a father Marco Belinelli has yet to move into the Ginobili abode. Nor does Ginobili with a wife and two young sons have much time to school his newest teammate on the mysteries of life. For now their relationship will..." October 25

  • Manu Ginobili's contract was stolen after a bird attack "The New York Times reports that when the Spurs sent an intern to Argentina to deliver Manu Ginobili's new contract it got nabbed. When the San Antonio Spurs sent an intern to Argentina in July to ferry a new contract to guard Manu Ginobili it seemed a routine trip. The Spurs preferred hand..." October 15

  • Why Manu Ginobili won't have another disappointing year

    Pounding The Rock "Only a crazy person would think that one measly exhibition game against CSKA Moscow is enough evidence to declare that Manu Ginobili is "back." But it was enough for the Spurs to cut Sam Young so who's crazy now? I know what you're thinking "Man enough about Jeff Ayres Patty Mills and Matt..." October 12

  • Ginobili admitted that he thought about retiring "a lot" towards the end of the season.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Manu Ginobili looked tired by the end of Game 7 of the NBA Finals — that was game 103 in the Spurs season and while it was just 81 for Ginobili combine that with his work to get and stay healthy and that’s a grind. During those Finals Ginobili artfully Eurostepped around questions of his future..." August 21

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    Paul Garcia PS @PaulGarciaPS

    Per @InfoManu Manu Ginobili will not be participating in the FIBA Americas this year for Argentina. May be old news but new to me.

  • Ginobili is virtually certain the two-year contract he just signed will be his last

    San Antonio Express-News "As he turns 36 on Sunday Manu Ginobili is virtually certain the two-year $14 million contract he signed earlier this month will take him to the end of a career that has made him one of the most popular players in Spurs history. The two-time All-Star guard is entirely sure about one aspect of..." July 28

  • Manu Ginobili signs two-year extension with Spurs

    USA Today "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili reached a two-year deal with the team, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Ginobili, 35, has been a key member of the Spurs off the bench and will remain an important figure along with big man Tim Duncan and guard Tony Parker. He averaged 11.8 points,..." July 03

  • Manu Ginobili gets two-year, $14 million deal from Spurs

    Yahoo! Sports "Manu Ginobili's two-year agreement with the San Antonio Spurs will pay him $14 million, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Ginobili revealed on Twitter that he had agreed to a two-year deal to likely finish his career with San Antonio, and league sources told Y! Sports the contract will pay him..." July 03

  • Ginobili indicates he’ll be back

    San Antonio Express-News "Veteran sixth man Manu Ginobili indicated he’s leaning strongly toward returning for at least a 12th NBA season with the Spurs in a first-person column at Argentine sports web site Canchallena. An excerpt, translated via Google and edited for clarity: The future? I feel better and happy for..." June 25

  • Game 6 memories return to haunt Ginobili

    San Antonio Express-News "He scored 18 points, made two 3-pointers and had five assists in the Spurs' 95-88 Game 7 loss to the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. It was the sort of playoff performance the Spurs have learned to expect over the course of Manu Ginobili's 11 seasons. None of it mattered to the team's..." June 21

  • Manu Ginobili starts Game 5, first start of the season

    San Antonio Express-News "Given his first start in more than a year, Manu Ginobili has made Spurs coach Gregg Popovich look like a genius through two quarters of Game 5. Ginobili has 11 points and six assists in 16 minutes of action, a driving force behind the Spurs’ 61-52 lead over the Miami Heat. It was Ginobili’s..." June 16

  • Spurs are better team when Manu Ginobili is offensive factor

    Sporting News "Perhaps there shouldn’t be so much surprise around what has happened to guard Manu Ginobili here in the NBA Finals. He is, after all, 35 years old, and no matter how much he insists on wanting to continue his career, it’s become obvious that he isn’t the player he was even two years..." June 15

  • The Ginobili roller coaster falters on

    San Antonio Express-News "If Manu Ginobili were a poker player, he’d be classified as a maniac: fearless and unpredictable, courting risk on seemingly every hand and pushing chips into the middle with zero regard to the odds. When it works, the maniac is liable to dominate the entire table. When it doesn’t? You get..." June 15

  • Manu Ginobili surprised by struggles "Those interminable nine days off waiting for the start of the NBA Finals, openly decried as "a little bit too long" by Tony Parker, were supposed to help Manu Ginobili more than any other Spur. They haven't. As for that hopeful pre-series prediction from Parker that Ginobili has actually..." June 14

  • Ginobili numbers slip, but 'role hasn't changed a bit'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Stretching his legs, Manu Ginobili grimaced a little. He did a quick drill and cringed a little more during Saturday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena. At 35, it isn't getting any easier for this member of the Spurs' Big Three. Production is down for the 11-year veteran entering the 8..." June 09

  • Manu Ginobili’s feeling-out game

    San Antonio Express-News "Earlier this week, over on the premium site, we chronicled the strangeness of the Spurs and Heat meeting in the Finals as relative strangers. Neither team has played each other at full strength in two years, and just twice since the Heat became the Heatles, so much of tonight’s Game 1 at the..." June 06

  • Spurs' Ginobli 'hopes' fellow Argentine, Knicks' Prigioni returns to NBA

    New York Post "San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili called Argentine countryman Pablo Prigioni’s first season with the Knicks “terrific’’, “hopes’’ he returns but stopped short of guaranteeing the crafty point guard will be back in the NBA next season. “I’m not sure, I really hope so,’’ Ginobili said during the NBA..." June 05

  • Manu Ginobili sets the record straight: ‘I’m not planning on retiring’

    Yahoo! Sports "Will this month’s NBA Finals be the last we see of San Antonio Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili in an NBA uniform? Nah, guy. Nah. As the San Antonio Express-News’ Jeff MacDonald noted, it’s just fine to wonder about Ginobili’s NBA future. The 36-year old is a free agent this summer, and after..." June 03

  • Ginobili would prefer to meet Pacers in the Finals

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs have an extended layoff thanks to taking care of the Memphis Grizzlies with a four game sweep in the Western Conference Finals. As they practice and await the conclusion of the series between the Heat and the Pacers, questions naturally arise as to whether or not the team has a..." June 01

  • Ginobili: ‘I’m not planning on retiring’

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili’s contract expires at the end of the season. He will be 36 years old next month. Numbers-wise, he is coming off one of the least productive seasons of his NBA career. He is shooting 38.3 percent in the playoffs. Put all of the above together, and it is natural to ask:..." May 31

  • Ginobili has no complaint with flagrant foul

    San Antonio Express-News "Having made a career snaking to the basket with his patented multi-step dribble, Manu Ginobili is no stranger to the hard foul. Game 2 of the Western Conference finals found him in the unusual position of being forced to dish one out, grabbing Tony Allen’s left arm in mid-air to prevent what..." May 22

  • Jackson blames defensive lapse on Ginobili’s 3

    San Antonio Express-News "There was a reason Manu Ginobili was so wide-open on his last-second 3-pointer to win Game 1: The Warriors botched their defense, according to head coach Mark Jackson. “It was a miscommunication,” he said. “They were supposed to switch it. The screen wasn’t set, and two guys went with (Tony..." May 07

  • Restless Ginobili ready for Round 2

    San Antonio Express-News "For injured big men Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw, the seven-day layoff between the Spurs’ sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs and the upcoming start of the second round provides ample time to get well. For forward Tim Duncan, it represents a chance to recover..." May 02

  • Ginobili ‘a little tight’ after win

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after Sunday’s Game 1 victory over the Lakers he would stay up all night worrying how guard Manu Ginobili’s body responded to its most significant workload in more than a month. Popovich, perhaps, could rest just a little easier Monday night. “I’m feeling..." April 23

  • Ginobili seizes Game 1 moment

    San Antonio Express-News "It was late in the third quarter of a tight game. A playoff game, Spurs and Lakers, just like old times. The Spurs were in control, but not firmly. The Lakers were behind, but not disastrously. For nearly three quarters, the Spurs’ lead stretched and contracted, stretched and contracted, and..." April 22

  • Manu will return for limited role against Minnesota

    San Antonio Express-News "Reserve guard Manu Ginobili will see his first action tonight after missing nine straight games and the majority of a 10th with a strained right hamstring, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said at shootaround Wednesday. “Manu is going to play a few minutes — very few, but he’ll play,” Popovich..." April 17

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    dan mccarney @danmccarneysaen

    Pop says Manu will be available for limited minutes tonight against Minnesota.

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    Jeff McDonald @

    Spurs w/o Ginobili and Diaw tonight. Tony Parker: "We can't complain after what happened to Kobe."

  • Nuggets’ Fournier likes comparisons to veteran Ginobili

    San Antonio Express-News "Does the NBA’s “new Manu” wear Denver Nuggets blue and gold? Evan Fournier, a 20-year-old, 6-foot-6 rookie from France, has drawn comparisons to veteran Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, especially after emerging as a capable scorer and playmaker off the bench following an injury that has kept point..." April 10

  • Ginobili’s latest injury weighs heavily on bench

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili sat in front of his locker at the AT&T Center not long ago, on one of his good days, and smiled as he discussed his greatest fear. He was back to health after a left hamstring strain, feeling strong and virile and hoping against hope to last until the playoffs without..." April 03

  • Ginobili could miss start of postseason

    San Antonio Express-News "A day earlier, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich guessed the timetable for guard Manu Ginobili’s return from a strained right hamstring to be a matter of weeks rather than days. Before Monday’s 92-90 loss at Memphis, the Spurs put an official number on Ginobili’s prognosis, announcing the 35-year-old..." April 02

  • Popovich: Ginobili out indefinitely

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich puts Manu Ginobili’s timetable to return from a strained right hamstring at weeks rather than days, a significant setback to the team’s pre-playoff preparation. “It’s a huge blow for us,” he said, “because he’s the guy that allows our second team to do what they’ve..." April 01

  • Spurs Manu Ginobili out 3-4 weeks

    USA Today "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Manu Ginobili is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Spurs vs. L.A. Clippers game on March 29. The team also announced that Tim Duncan (sore left knee) and Kawhi..." April 01

  • Manu Ginobili may miss 'weeks' "Manu Ginobili will be missing from a rematch against the Miami Heat in San Antonio on Sunday, but it won't be at the behest of coach Gregg Popovich -- this time. Ginobili strained a hamstring early in a win over the Clippers on Friday. Popovich said he didn't know how long Ginobili might be..." March 31

  • Ginobili to miss game vs. Heat due to injury

    San Antonio Express-News "The legend of El Contusion continues. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated reserve guard Manu Ginobili will miss Sunday’s home game against defending NBA champion Miami after leaving in the first quarter with tightness in his right hamstring. “I don’t think he can play,” Popovich..." March 30

  • Olé Argentina says Ginobili could sign a three year deal

    Pounding The Rock "The Argentine sports newspaper claims the Spurs front office is considering offering Ginobili a three year deal after his current contract expires. This is an excerpt from a story published by Argentine sports paper Ole about Manu Ginobili (here's the link to the original in Spanish): Manu..." March 23

  • Ginobili: Pope will be a game-changer

    San Antonio Express-News "When Manu Ginobili learned Wednesday that a fellow Argentine, Buenos Aires native Jorge Mario Bergoglio, had just been named pope of the Catholic church, he did not believe his ears. “We were watching,” said the 34-year-old Spurs guard, “and when we heard the name I said, ‘What? Did we hear it..." March 15