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Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili
Position: G-F
Born: 07/28/77
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $2,500,000
“He is not coming back,” veteran guard Manu Ginobili said. “For me, he’s not coming back because it’s not helping [to think Leonard is returning]. We fell for it a week ago again. I guess you guys made us fall for it. But we have to think that he’s not coming back, that we are who we are, and that we got to fight without him. That shouldn’t be changing, at least until he is ready for the jungle.” Sources told ESPN that Leonard’s target date to return from the quadriceps tendinopathy that has kept him out for all but nine games this season has always been “mid-March.” But the team continues to list him as out on its official injury report as a component of what it calls “return-from-injury management.”
2 days ago via ESPN
Still, there was no downplaying Ginobili’s overall contribution to the victory. He finished with 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes. “He inspires everybody,” Green said of Ginobili. “When a 40 year old can go out there and take charges (against Davis) and throws his body out there and lays his life on the line for this team, it inspires the young guys to want to do the same thing, to do it the way he does. Nobody competes like Manu.”
Rudy Gay came to the Spurs in free agency last summer with a well-deserved reputation as an offensive-minded player, but the 12th-year pro has proved throughout this season he can be a better-than average wing defender. The latest example came Saturday night in the 117-101 win over Minnesota when he matched his season high with four blocks. Gay was outstanding in the fourth quarter, scoring six points, grabbing three rebounds and blocking three shots in 11 minutes. “Rudy was amazing,” Manu Ginobili said. “He had some big plays, defensive rebounds, blocks, made some shots. It was great to see him play like that, and it kind of fueled the rest of the team.”