Manu Ginobili RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ginobili will take his time before making retirement decision

    The Score "After 13 playoff appearances and four titles, San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili has yet to decide whether 2015-16 will mark his final season in the Association. However, the 38-year-old doesn't plan on making an immediate decision, stating that he'll "take his time as always"..." May 13

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Kawhi Leonard (right quad contusion) is out for tonight's Spurs-Grizzlies game. Duncan (rest), Ginobili (rest) and Parker (rest) remain out.

  • Manu Ginobili to play for Argentina in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Argentina has qualified for the Rio Olympics this summer; they came in second at the FIBA America’s tournament last summer. The did with a roster led by Luis Scola of the Raptors and former NBA player Andrés Nocioni, plus some quality players making their money either in Europe or the Argentinian..." March 25

  • Spurs will be without Duncan, Ginobili and Parker against Timberwolves

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs will be without Tim Duncan (rest), Manu Ginobili (rest) and Tony Parker (left toe contusion) when they play the Timberwolves on Tuesday in Minnesota. The Spurs are coming off a 99-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday, their 10th loss of the season. So far this season, the Spurs..." March 08

  • Manu Ginobili cleared to play after recovering from testicular injury

    ESPN "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili stepped outside the team's locker room 15 minutes before tipoff of Wednesday's 97-81 win over the Detroit Pistons and declared that doctors have cleared him to return to action after his recovery from testicular surgery. Ginobili, who has missed 11 games so far,..." March 03

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    Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

    Manu Ginobili just said he's been cleared by doctors. Ginobili said he's ready to play,...

  • Spurs hopeful Ginobili will be ready for March 10 return

    The Score "Manu Ginobili took part in some light non-contact shooting drills Monday, and the Spurs think he's on track to return March 10 against the Chicago Bulls, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Buck Harvey. "I think he's just been able to walk out on the floor and shoot a ball," Spurs coach..." March 01

  • Manu Ginobili's recovery coming along slowly

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich provided an update for injured guard Manu Ginobili on Saturday, saying the veteran is coming along “slowly, but surely,” and displaying “a little bit more movement each day.” “[There’s] a little less pain each day,” Popovich said, “but [it’s] a slow..." February 28

  • Spurs' Manu Ginobili admits the Warriors might be unbeatable

    CBS Sports "For most of the regular season, the San Antonio Spurs looked like they were on the same level as the Golden State Warriors. But then on Jan. 25, the Spurs traveled to Oakland to take on the Warriors and got absolutely dominated. Losing by 30 points, San Antonio looked thoroughly outmatched in..." February 19

  • Manu Ginobili: ‘I don’t know if there’s a way’ to beat Warriors

    Sportsnaut "The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors are a wrecking crew of legendary proportions, and San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has yet to figure out the blueprint to beat the Dubs. In a self-written column for Argentinian newspaper La Nacion (h/t Pounding the Rock), Ginobili said “it really doesn’t..." February 17

  • No timetable for Ginobili's return but 'the ugliest part is over'

    The Score "Manu Ginobili is resting up after undergoing surgery for a cringeworthy injury, and he's unsure of when he'll be able to get back on the court. "There is no (timetable)," the San Antonio Spurs guard wrote in Argentine newspaper La Nacion, as translated by the San Antonio..." February 14

  • Duncan, Ginobili won’t play against Nuggets

    My San Antonio "The Spurs will be without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili when they face the Nuggets on Friday. The two stayed behind in San Antonio to receive rest, the Spurs announced Thursday. Duncan averages nearly a double-double with 10.0 points and 8.2 rebounds. Ginobili averages 11.4 points and 3.3..." November 27

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Spurs say Manu Ginobili (bilateral hip tightness) will miss the next two games. He will be re-evaluated prior to Saturday vs. Memphis.

  • Manu Ginobili: 'I am changing the way I play'

    ESPN "Unconventionality, wild passes, a relentless and fearless playing style serve as just a few of the ways to describe the game of the San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili. So while observers may see Ginobili display some of those attributes throughout this season, even he admits he’s scaling back..." November 07

  • Why Ginobili had Popovich calling assistants ‘cowards’

    New York Post "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich puts baseball on a par with poems about medieval agriculture. So he didn’t watch Game 5 of the World Series — “Sports are boring,” he said. But he was asked in general terms if he ever could be talked out of removing a player who wanted to stay in a game, ala Matt Harvey..." November 03

  • Spurs' Manu Ginobili on not retiring: 'I wasn't ready to be an ex-player'

    CBS Sports "After Chris Paul hit a floater over the outstretched arm of Tim Duncan to knock the Spurs out of the first round of last season's playoffs, San Antonio headed into an offseason filled with questions. Would Duncan return for his 19th season or would he decide to retire? Similarly, would Manu..." September 29

  • Manu Ginobili, Carlos Delfino both sitting out FIBA Americans for Argentina

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the season of Olympic qualifying tournaments: Australia is already in, AfroBasket is going on, EuroBasket starts next month, and don’t forget there is FIBA Americas where teams from north and south America try to join the already qualified USA (World Cup winners) and Brazil (host nation) in..." August 24

  • Manu Ginobili on putting off retirement: "I can still contribute"

    Pounding The Rock "Manu Ginobili recently sat down with Argentine newspaper La Nacion to discuss his decision to keep playing. The video of the full 25-minute interview in Spanish can be found here. La Nacion also offered a condensed version for its print version. What follows is a translation of that article. *..." August 09

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Spurs officially announce re-signing of Manu Ginobili. The gang's all here.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Manu Ginobili has returned to the San Antonio Spurs on a two-year, $5.7 million deal, with a player option, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Spurs guard Manu Ginobili to return for upcoming season

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili announced via his Twitter that he would be returning to the team for the 2015-16, writing "Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season." Contract details between the team and Ginobili are still being finalized. Last season, Ginobili averaged 10.5 points in 70..." July 06

  • The Spurs still want Manu Ginobili back, according to report

    SB Nation "Manu Ginobili still hasn't decided whether he's coming back for his 14th season, but after the San Antonio Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge, the franchise is lobbying hard for Ginobili to return, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs have had a busy offseason. Not only did they land one of..." July 05

  • Ginobili: Decision to be in Argentine paper

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs fans anxious to know if Manu Ginobili will be back for another season may want to brush up on their Spanish and bookmark the website for the Argentine newspaper, ‘La Nacion.’ The 37-year-old guard on Sunday told the Express-News he will announce his decision in a self-written sports..." June 29

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    Max Sports Chuck @MaxSportsSA

    Manu's agent Herb Rudoy on whether or not Ginobili will return next season, "No news yet."

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Parker on Duncan, Manu futures: "I think they're both going to play one more year."

  • Ginobili says he’ll wait a month before decision, could hinge on Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili penned his latest column for Argentina’s Canchellana, and you can probably guess what the topics were. After a couple of graphs on how tough it’s been to have the season end so early, at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ginobili gets to what we really want to know: Will he..." May 06

  • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili say it's 'too early' to talk about retirement

    SB Nation "In the aftermath of the Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili weren't ready to talk about the possibility of retirement. "It's a little too early to think about that," Duncan told reporters after the..." May 03

  • Duncan, Parker and Ginobili make (more) history

    San Antonio Express-News "They’ve been together for 13 seasons, winning four championships and forever establishing themselves alongside the best trios in NBA history. Spurs stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker enjoyed yet another milestone Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where they played their 730th game together..." April 08

  • Manu Ginobili unlikely to play beyond 2016

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are once again peaking at the right time, and what seemed like a perfect dynasty bookend in 2014 may have just been precursor to an even better closing chapter in 2015. The Spurs winning a sixth championship and hanging back-to-back banners for the first time would seem to..." April 07

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    Brad Townsend @townbrad

    Popovich says Ginobili will suit up tonight.

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneySAEN

    Ginobili is a go.

  • Duncan, Ginobili expected back to face Cavs

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs plan on being at full strength for Thursday night’s much-anticipated nationally televised showdown with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center. Manu Ginobili missed Tuesday’s 117-107 win over Toronto with a stomach illness. Tim Duncan left the floor in the final..." March 12

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    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills are all OUT for tonight's game. #Spurs

  • Duncan, Giniobili to sit for Spurs Thursday "At this point nobody should be surprised, but Gregg Popovich has decided that he will rest several players, including Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Thursday. 'Pop' has a history of sitting his players, especially veterans, in the second game of back-to-back nights. " November 06

  • Spurs' preseason finale comes too quickly for struggling Manu

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs touched down in Space City on Thursday, one game left on a preseason slate that has already bored most of them to tears. For many players, and certainly their head coach, Tuesday's regular-season opener against Dallas cannot come soon enough. Count Manu Ginobili among the few — and..." October 23

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneysaen

    Pop says Ginobili has been practicing for about a week, looks good.

  • Spurs' Ginobili meets his statue in Argentina

    Fox Sports Southwest "Safe to say that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is having a better offseason than most other NBA players. After all, how many of them can say they had a bronze statue unveiled in their honor? Friday, Ginobili tweeted a photo of himself standing next to his freshly dedicated sculpture in his native..." September 02

  • Ginobili says no rift with Spurs, could continue playing after this season

    San Antonio Express-News "It was the type of argument the Spurs and Manu Ginobili have had before. The Spurs, concerned that the stress fracture in his right leg could spill into their championship defense, wanted him to skip the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Ginobili, of course, was dead set on playing. Only this time the..." August 11

  • Ginobili officially ruled out for World Cup

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg incurred during the recent NBA championship run, has been officially ruled out for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Argentine Basketball Federation (CABB) confirmed via statement on Thursday. The CABB cited..." July 31

  • Report: Manu Ginobili ‘optimistic’ about playing in World Cup despite Spurs’ wishes

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs have done a remarkable job resting Manu Ginobili. Even while reaching back-to-back NBA Finals, Ginobili has played fewer minutes, including the playoffs, than Al-Farouq Aminu during the last two years. Gregg Popovich is certainly extending the career of Ginobili, who turns 37..." July 24

  • Ginobili ‘optimistic’ he’ll be healthy for FIBA World Cup

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs reserve Manu Ginobili said he remains optimistic that the stress fracture in his right leg he developed late in the NBA playoffs will heal in time for the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, with a new evaluation slated for the coming weeks. (Conflicting reports in the Argentine..." July 23

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Upshot of Manu's Argentina presser so far: Stress fracture in same spot as '09, but not as serious. Can't play while recuperating.

  • Manu Ginobili has stress fracture in right leg

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture in his right leg and is unlikely to represent Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ginobili, 36, was diagnosed with the early stages of a stress fracture in his exit..." July 02

  • Ginobili to compete for Argentina at FIBA World Cup

    San Antonio Express-News "Reports of Manu Ginobili’s international retirement were evidently premature. Despite the 2012 Olympics having been characterized as his swan song with team Argentina, Ginobili is coming back for more, announcing “I’m in!” via Twitter on Friday for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in..." June 21

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    Jabari Young @jabari_young

    Manu finished with: "My idea is to honor the 2-year deal I signed last year." So Manu's in, Pop said he plans to return, Tim? #Spurs

  • No concern for Ginobili

    San Antonio Express-News "This hasn’t been the best series for Manu Ginobili, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich isn’t concerned. Ginobili, who is coming of a productive first round series against the Dallas Mavericks (averaged 17.7 points, 4.6 assists) is only shooting 26.3 percent (averaging 8.5 points) in the Western..." May 14

  • 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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