Manu Ginobili RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lakers' Russell idolized Ginobili growing up

    ESPN "D'Angelo Russell had to say something. After all, his favorite player was right there, standing a few feet away, on the same court -- someone he had studied for years, devouring countless hours of footage, then rewinding and playing it again before trying to mimic it on the court. For years,..." November 18

  • Manu Ginobili jokes that he gave his right testicle to the Spurs

    CBS Sports "Last season, Manu Ginobili suffered an injury that no man should wish on to another. Accidentally kneed in the groin by Ryan Anderson in February, Ginobili fell to the ground in writhing pain and had to immediately undergo testicular surgery. Ginobili missed close to a month of action due to..." October 27

  • Ginobili, Nocioni retire from international competition

    SI "U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has a favorite Argentina story. It takes place in Beijing with his team in the tunnel, about to take the court to play the Gauchos in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympics. In a scrum behind the Americans are their opponents, dancing, hugging and..." August 18

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • Spurs had to talk Ginobili 'off the ledge' following 2006 semifinals

    The Score "Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks featured a key defensive miscue by Manu Ginobili that both cost his team and demoralized him, sending Ginobili into a downward spiral emotionally. After knocking down a 3-pointer with 32.2..." August 11

  • Manu Ginobili: 'I never wanted to leave San Antonio'

    Yahoo! Sports "At the conclusion of a news conference on Thursday to announce a new partnership between the Junior NBA and the Argentinean Basketball Federation, Manu Ginobili stood up to pose for pictures while holding up a San Antonio Spurs No. 20 jersey that appeared to be intended for one of his 6-year-old..." July 22

  • Pop: Losing both Ginobili, Duncan 'would've been awful'

    The Score "After Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal, word leaked out that the Philadelphia 76ers had pursued the 15-year veteran hard, pushing up his price. On Thursday, Ginobili admitted that he never had any real intention of leaving the only NBA team he's ever played..." July 22

  • 76ers reportedly made Spurs triple their offer to Manu Ginobili

    Liberty Ballers "Things have been quiet on the Sixers free agency front, so it was about time they were tied to a player they didn't actually sign. Fire up The Vertical batsignal Our pal Adrian Wojnarowski is on video there, and the Sixers-centric info is transcribed below: The Vertical's Shams Charania..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili returns to Spurs on one-year, $14 million deal, per report

    SB Nation "Manu Ginobili is returning to the Spurs for a 15th season on a one-year, $14 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. After the retirement of Tim Duncan, Ginobili will go at least one more year before making a decision on whether to call it quits. Ginobili declined a..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili discussing one-year, $10 million deal with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Tim Duncan has announced his retirement from the San Antonio Spurs and the NBA. Not all of the old guys on the Spurs are following him out the door just yet. According to Marc Stein of, the Spurs and Ginobili are discussing a new contract to bring back the Argentinian guard for one..." July 14

  • Manu Ginobili confirms return to Spurs for 2016-17 season

    The Sports Daily "Manu Ginobili will be back in black next season. The veteran shooting guard announced on social media Thursday that he will be returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 15th season. Ginobili’s agent, Herb Rudoy, says he hopes to have a one-year contract with the Spurs completed by Friday or..." July 07

  • Agent: Ginobili intends to re-sign with Spurs, but …

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili announced via his personal website Sunday morning that he intends to play one more NBA season before hanging it up. Conspicuously absent from his blog post was a mention of returning specifically to the Spurs. Ginobili, who turns 39 on July 28, became an unrestricted free agent..." July 03

  • Ginobili says he will return next season

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs veteran and current free agent Manu Ginobili said Sunday in a blog post that he will return for a 15th NBA season." July 03

  • Manu Ginobili likely to return and Pau Gasol could join him with Spurs

    CBS Sports "It looks like the San Antonio Spurs are going to be contenders again next season. While Tim Duncan's decision about retirement is still up in the air, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Manu Ginobili is likely coming back and Pau Gasol could be joining him. "There's a strong belief..." June 28

  • Manu Ginobili leaning toward retirement?

    iSportsweb "Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs will not pickup his $2.9 million option for the 2016- 2017 season. Fans are wondering if Ginobili is going to retire after a tough performance in the NBA playoffs last season. Manu Ginobili took a break from basketball last summer, and took his time in..." June 25

  • Spurs’ Ginobili, West decide not to pick up contract options for next season

    San Antonio Express-News "In an expected move that does not necessarily portend his retirement, Manu Ginobili has declined to exercise his $2.9 million player option with the Spurs for next season, a league source said Wednesday. One of the most popular, dynamic players in franchise history, Ginobili could still sign a..." June 22

  • Manu Ginobili Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran guard Manu Ginobili is the latest player to decline a player option for 2016/17, opting not to pick up his $2.94MM option for next season, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported (via Twitter) that Ginobili was expected to head to free..." June 22

  • Spurs’ retirement decisions not necessarily imminent

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili faces a Wednesday deadline to decide whether to exercise a $2.94 million option for next season. Tim Duncan has until June 29 to opt into $6.39 million for next season. On the surface, it seems return or retirement decisions are nigh for the pair of Spurs’ future Hall of Famers...." June 18

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