HoopsHype Manu Ginobili rumors

May 17, 2014 Updates

After averaging 17.7 points and 45 percent shooting in the series against Dallas, Manu saw his production drop to 8.5 points and 26 percent shooting versus Portland. All-in-all, Manu simply couldn’t get his shot to fall in five game against Portland and the Spurs will definitely need him to raise his game in the Western Conference Finals. Something he is well aware of. In his column in the Argentinian site La Nacion, Manu made it clear – he is looking to turn things around versus Oklahoma City. I thought I played much better in the series against Dallas, especially shooting. Against Portland I could not get a shot to fall. I couldn’t knock things down in the series but I thought I played well. Playing bad is what I did in Game 6 against Dallas. Against Portland I helped, that I did what I was asked to do. When your shots are going in you feel better and everything looks better. I hope to turn things around in this series. It will be more challenging, more physical, and because of that it will be very important to score. ProjectSpurs.com

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Whatever the reason, the Spurs are on a dominant run that started with a 23-point win in Game 7 against Dallas and continued Thursday with their second consecutive shellacking of the Trail Blazers, this time 114-97 in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series at the AT&T Center. The victory came two nights after a 24-point win in Game 1. “The aggressiveness, the concentration for 48 minutes -- off the charts,” guard Manu Ginobili said. “So we are very happy with that, and hopefully, we maintain this.” Oregonian

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Jonathan Feigen: Lin said wants to model more of his approach after Manu Ginobili. Said he'll ignore trade rumors, having gotten used to them. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

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Manu Ginobili, who has seen Duncan in a heap on the court many times since joining the Spurs for the 2002-03 season, was almost as nervous as Mills. “We all got a little worried,” he said. “We looked at each other, like, 'Ouch!' especially when he grabbed his knee and went to the locker room. “Luckily, five minutes later he was back with us and asked to be back in. We all felt a relief.” Duncan was plenty worried himself when the knee bent at what he called a weird angle. “Very scary,” he said. “The pain wasn't that bad, but it felt kind of weird. Just wanted to make sure everything was fine.” San Antonio Express-News

April 9, 2014 Updates

Manu Ginobili is the NBA's Tweeter of the Year. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has been chosen as the top tweeter in the NBA by HoopsHype readers. The two-time All-Star talks on what he likes about Twitter and how he has no hopes of getting Gregg Popovich to open an account. HoopsHype

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 by Tony Parker that will keep him out for at least one more game. But while no immediate prognosis was available, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated after the game that El Contusión’s latest contusion isn’t serious. San Antonio Express-News

April 5, 2014 Updates

Guard Manu Ginobili didn’t not play in the game but spoke about the streak being snapped during the Spurs practice on Saturday morning. Ginobili made it clear the Spurs are only concerned with winning a championship, not winning streaks. San Antonio Express-News

April 4, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker: When (Duncan and Ginobili) retire, it will be weird. It will create a big hole in the locker room. I hope it will be as late as possible. I know they both have another year of contract. I know they will play next year, and we'll see after that. They are healthy. Popovich takes care of players' bodies and maybe they will want to continue after that. In any case, I hope to play as long as possible with them. Basket-Infos

March 24, 2014 Updates

"Even before I signed for the two years, I thought, 'OK, I want to sign for two years because I can and because they want me for two years, so I'm going to do it,' " he said. "But I wasn't sure that I was going to play both, depending on how I felt. But after seeing how I feel and how I still enjoy (the game), I'm pretty sure I'm going to play (both seasons)." USA Today Sports

March 23, 2014 Updates

But for all the Spurs-driven talk about how the memory of the Finals loss haunts them still, the reality as the regular season nears its end is that they are the nightmare that won't go away for the rest of the league. And unlike last season, Ginobili is playing the part of Freddy Krueger again. "I had a terrible season," said Ginobili, who is averaging 12.5 points (on 46.8% shooting), 4.4 assists and 23.0 minutes per game this year. "I had a season where I had three tears in my hamstring, and I could never get in rhythm and it was starting to play in my head. This year, I had none (of that). ... I've been healthy. I've been strong, and I'm not thinking about my body. I'm thinking about the game. That completely changes everything. "Overall, I just sometimes look at this team, look at what we've accomplished, and say, 'I'm 36, about to be 37, playing big minutes, playing well, enjoying the situation?' I'm very lucky." USA Today Sports

Surprised at how his oldie-but-goodie San Antonio Spurs are duping the NBA world yet again? Shocked at how a team that was so demoralized by its NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat last June could bounce back to have a 53-16 record that is the best in the league? What about a 13-game winning streak that is the longest of the season for any team? Please. OK, well maybe ... "There is a little bit (of surprise)," the Spurs' sixth man told USA TODAY Sports. "We're always up there, and you'd think, 'OK, one year we'd have a bad one.' But we still stuck around and we are always up there and very consistent and we get 55 wins (in a) season. That's remarkable to be able to do it for so long." USA Today Sports

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