Manu Ginobili Rumors

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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
Basket Viola Reggio Calabria, the Italian team with which Manu Ginobili played from 1998 to 2000, wore a jersey commemorating him playing 1,000 NBA games. The jersey featured “Manu” written on the top right side next to the Argentinian flag. “It’s a great honor, makes me feel good,” said Ginobili, who achieved the milestone in a Nov. 3 win over Charlotte. “I have great memories of my two years there.” Ginobili described his years in Italy as “a wonderful time.”
Manu Ginobili sees a silver lining in the Spurs being forced to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs are 6-4 without Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) heading into Tuesday night’s home game against the Clippers (5-4). “Every time a team has to adjust to playing without its main player, others have to step up and gain confidence, and they end up being better players,” Ginobili said after shootaround Tuesday morning. “I think it is a great thing for guys like Bryn (Forbes), Brandon (Paul), even Kyle (Anderson), because they are having to be more responsible offensively, have more possessions, make more decisions. I think it is going end up being a great thing for the team long term. Short term, we miss him. We need him out there. When he comes back, we are going to have to re-adjust. So it’s going to take a little bit of time. But at this point, it’s making those guys step up and play a bigger role.”
Storyline: Kawhi Leonard Injury