Manu Ginobili RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    ESPN SA @ESPN_SA

    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

    Covers.com "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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    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

    ESPN.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    ESPN.com "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

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