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September 28, 2018, 10:34 amManu GinobiliG, San Antonio Spurs
Many Ginobili said he has no interest in coaching following his retirement.
Ginobili recently ventured with the Spurs coaching staff on their annual coaches retreat, but said it was only to see what the other side of basketball was like. He says he has no intentions of coaching, but he is still staying close to the Spurs and has been at training camp.
August 29, 2018, 9:53 amManu GinobiliG, San Antonio Spurs
In a column written for the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion, Manu Ginobili specified that despite his retirement from basketball, he'll stay close to the Spurs during this season, trying to help his teammates somehow.
"I was sure to make it clear to Pop that this is not a ‘goodbye, I'll see you,'" Ginobili also revealed that he expected "at all times" that the 2017-18 NBA season would be his last but he never said it publicly because he didn't want to limit his options. Ginobili turned 41 on July 28 and took careful consideration in coming to his decision. It’s good to see him stick around but this was never in question as his entire career is the epitome of the “Spurs’ way”.
August 27, 2018, 2:50 pmManu GinobiliG, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili has retired from the NBA.
Ginobili wraps things up as one of the most decorated international players of all time and is a lock for the Hall of Fame. A core member of San Antonio's championship era, Ginobili spent 16 seasons with the Spurs and finishes as the franchise's leader in steals and 3-pointers and fifth-leading scorer while ranking third in rebounds and fourth in assists.
Source: Manu Ginobili on Twitter
August 22, 2018, 11:15 pmManu GinobiliG, San Antonio Spurs
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is reportedly "seriously considering" retirement, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 41-year-old is on the books for one more year, but there's no official word as to whether he'll actually suit up and play. Even if he does decide to return for another season, he holds no fantasy value in any format.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 20, 2018, 6:03 pmManu GinobiliG, San Antonio Spurs
Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili reportedly could announce a decision regarding his retirement as soon as this week, according to his brother.
"The 20th hasn’t even reported if he’s still playing," Sepo Ginobili said. "I imagine there will be news next week." The 41-year-old has one more year left on his deal, but we're still awaiting word as to whether he'll actually suit up this season. Even if he does decide to return, he won't be worth owning in any fantasy format.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
July 25, 2018, 9:00 amManu GinobiliG, San Antonio Spurs
Former Spurs’ guard Danny Green unveiled his "Inside the Green Room" podcast Tuesday, and it included his thoughts on the future of Manu Ginobili.
Green, who was part of the blockbuster deal last week that sent him and Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, said he believes signs point to Ginobili coming back for a 17th season. “With the way he's been working out, with the way he's been talking, it seems like we will probably be playing against him this year," Green said. "I don't know for sure, but he's under contract and it doesn't seem like he's ready to give it up yet." Manu is the last man standing in San Antonio after the departure of Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker as the Spurs are moving to a new era.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
April 25, 2018, 8:42 amManu GinobiliSG/SF, San Antonio Spurs
Speaking to reporters after Tuesday’s game, Manu Ginobili said that he feels like he can still play, but he plans to make a decision on whether to retire or not in 3-4 weeks.
Manu was able to play in 70 games this season and even though his fantasy value has diminished due to the lack of playing time, he still gave us some vintage lines. It’s unclear if he returns next season and a lot will depend on what happens with Kawhi Leonard as the Spurs might be transitioning to a new era after this summer.
Source: Ben Golliver on Twitter
April 25, 2018, 1:37 amManu GinobiliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili came off the bench and posted 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.
If this is it for Manu, it's been a heck of a ride. He had a few shining moments in this brief postseason run and there were instances where he looked nothing like a 40-year-old. The prevailing sentiment on Twitter and around the league calls for one more year, but only Manu can make that decision.
April 22, 2018, 6:33 pmManu GinobiliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili got the home crowd rocking in Sunday's Game 4, scoring 10 of his 16 in the final frame to lock up a home win.
The Spurs closed the game on a 15-4 run, thanks in large part to some buckets from Manu. In what might've been Ginobili's final home game, he didn't disappoint with three rebounds, five assists and three triples. He's not the player he once was, obviously, but Ginobili can still turn back the clock every once in awhile.
April 19, 2018, 1:22 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF/C, San Antonio Spurs
Ettore Messina will coach the Spurs Thursday night in place of Greg Popovich whose wife Erin passed away Wednesday.
Popovich is one of the most respected figures in the NBA, possibly across all of pro sports, and our deepest condolences go out to him and his family. Multiple players visited Popovich Wednesday night and the entire league has represented the strength of the fraternity that the NBA has as a league. Multiple Spurs players commented on Thursday night's game describing how hard it will be to play, but also how they will represent Popovich by playing as hard as they can. It is a sad time for the Spurs organization and the Popovich family – we wish them the best.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 3:35 amManu GinobiliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili logged 12 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's season finale, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and one triple.
Ginobili still looks like he could go big in a Finals game and nobody would blink an eye. After showing some staying power in deep leagues because of a solid stat set, he finally gave way to Father Time on the fantasy front with just top-250ish returns when he was on the floor for his 65 games.
April 10, 2018, 1:20 amManu GinobiliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili turned back the clock a bit on Monday night, scoring 17 points to go with six rebounds, five assists, a steal and two triples in 27 minutes against the Kings.
A throwback Ginobili performance is a fun sight to see right before the playoffs, and despite the roster's obvious deficiencies there's one top-four seed out there that's dreading a matchup with San Antonio. He's only an option in very deep leagues at this point in his career, however, and can't be trusted with the Spurs heading into a fairly meaningless final game.
April 4, 2018, 4:18 pmManu GinobiliSG, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili (rest) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
The Spurs are on the second night of a back-to-back so Ginobili gets the night off. He's nothing more than a deep league guy, anyway.
Source: Mike C. Wright on Twitter
March 11, 2018, 6:25 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF/C, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out of Monday’s game with the Rockets because of right knee soreness.
The Spurs will be without their go-to scorer against a prolific offensive opponent, but Davis Bertans, Joffrey Lauvergne and Rudy Gay will all be viable options if you’d like to dabble in some value plays. Aldridge isn’t expected to be out for long and his poor performance on Saturday looked like it had more to do with foul trouble than a potential injury, but it’s always worth keeping an eye on older Spurs. Speaking of, Manu Ginobili will sit out for rest purposes. Bryn Forbes will be worth a look if you need threes in a pinch.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter