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37-Year-Old    SF,SG    San Antonio Spurs

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

12.7

REB

2.7

AST

4.6

STL

0.9

BLK

0.1

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Manu Ginobili, entering his 13th NBA season, was a vital and productive player last season after looking like he may have been nearing the end of his career during a disappointing 2013 NBA Finals. The Argentinian superstar averaged 12.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.0...

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HT: 6' 6"   WT: 210 lbs   DOB: 7/28/1977  College: Argentina   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #57 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $14 million with San Antonio in July of 2013.

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Ginobili contributed 21 points (7-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-7 FT), eight rebounds and eight assists in 41 minutes during the Spurs' 117-116 loss versus the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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Manu Ginobili NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 74 29.6 16.0 4.4 3.9 1.6 0.4 1.3 47.1 80.3 2.3 1.0 3.4 3.5 37.6 5.0 10.5 4.8 6.0
2005-06 27 65 27.9 15.1 3.5 3.6 1.6 0.4 1.3 46.2 77.8 1.9 0.6 2.9 3.3 38.2 4.8 10.3 4.3 5.5
2006-07 28 75 27.5 16.5 4.4 3.5 1.5 0.4 1.7 46.4 86.0 2.1 0.8 3.6 4.3 39.6 5.3 11.4 4.3 5.0
2007-08 29 74 31.1 19.5 4.8 4.5 1.5 0.4 2.1 46.0 86.0 2.7 0.9 3.9 5.3 40.1 6.1 13.3 5.1 6.0
2008-09 30 44 26.8 15.5 4.5 3.6 1.5 0.4 1.6 45.4 88.4 2.0 0.5 4.0 4.8 33.0 5.1 11.2 3.8 4.3
2009-10 31 75 28.7 16.5 3.8 4.9 1.4 0.3 1.8 44.1 87.0 2.1 0.9 2.9 4.7 37.7 5.3 12.0 4.1 4.7
2010-11 32 SAS 80 30.3 17.4 3.7 4.9 1.5 0.4 1.9 43.3 87.1 2.2 0.5 3.2 5.5 34.9 5.5 12.7 4.5 5.1
2011-12 33 SAS 34 23.3 12.9 3.4 4.4 0.7 0.4 1.5 52.6 87.1 1.9 0.5 2.9 3.7 41.3 4.4 8.4 2.6 3.0
2012-13 34 SAS 60 23.2 11.8 3.4 4.6 1.3 0.2 1.4 42.5 79.6 2.2 0.5 2.9 3.9 35.3 3.8 9.0 2.7 3.4
2013-14 35 SAS 68 22.8 12.3 3.0 4.3 1.0 0.3 1.3 46.9 85.1 2.0 0.4 2.5 3.8 34.9 4.3 9.2 2.4 2.8
2014-15 36 SAS 22 25.2 12.7 2.7 4.6 0.9 0.1 1.5 40.0 75.6 2.1 0.4 2.3 4.2 36.6 4.1 10.2 3.0 3.9
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Manu Ginobili NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 32.0 18.0 4.0 6.0 0.3 0.0 2.7 37.8 66.7 3.7 1.0 3.0 6.7 40.0 5.7 15.0 4.0 6.0
Last 14 Days 5 30.4 16.2 3.8 6.6 1.0 0.2 2.8 34.7 63.0 3.6 1.0 2.8 6.2 45.2 5.0 14.4 3.4 5.4
Last 30 Days 13 25.7 13.0 2.9 5.2 0.7 0.2 1.8 40.6 70.2 2.3 0.5 2.4 4.5 40.7 4.3 10.6 2.5 3.6
Last 5 Games 5 30.4 16.2 3.8 6.6 1.0 0.2 2.8 34.7 63.0 3.6 1.0 2.8 6.2 45.2 5.0 14.4 3.4 5.4
Last 10 Games 10 26.1 15.2 3.2 5.5 0.8 0.1 2.2 40.7 69.8 2.7 0.7 2.5 5.5 40.0 5.0 12.3 3.0 4.3
Last 20 Games 20 25.1 12.9 2.8 4.7 0.9 0.2 1.6 40.6 75.0 2.2 0.5 2.4 4.3 37.6 4.2 10.4 2.9 3.8

 

Manu Ginobili Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Manu Ginobili – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #3 Small Forward

1.  Danny Green

2.  Manu Ginobili

3.  Marco Belinelli

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True Shooting Percentage

53.1%

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In 2014-15, Manu Ginobili has a true shooting percentage of 53.1%.

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Manu Ginobili NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 74 36.0 19.5 5.4 4.7 2.0 0.4 1.6 47.1 80.3 2.8 1.2 4.2 4.2 37.6 6.0 12.8 5.8 7.3
2005-06 27 65 36.0 19.5 4.6 4.7 2.0 0.5 1.6 46.2 77.8 2.4 0.8 3.7 4.3 38.2 6.1 13.3 5.6 7.1
2006-07 28 75 36.0 21.7 5.7 4.6 1.9 0.5 2.2 46.4 86.0 2.7 1.0 4.7 5.6 39.6 6.9 14.9 5.6 6.5
2007-08 29 74 36.0 22.6 5.5 5.2 1.7 0.5 2.4 46.0 86.0 3.1 1.0 4.6 6.1 40.1 7.1 15.4 6.0 6.9
2008-09 30 44 36.0 20.8 6.0 4.8 2.0 0.5 2.1 45.4 88.4 2.7 0.7 5.3 6.4 33.0 6.8 15.0 5.1 5.8
2009-10 31 75 36.0 20.7 4.8 6.2 1.7 0.4 2.2 44.1 87.0 2.6 1.1 3.6 5.9 37.7 6.7 15.1 5.2 5.9
2010-11 32 SAS 80 36.0 20.7 4.4 5.8 1.8 0.4 2.3 43.3 87.1 2.6 0.6 3.8 6.5 34.9 6.5 15.1 5.3 6.1
2011-12 33 SAS 34 36.0 20.0 5.3 6.9 1.1 0.5 2.4 52.6 87.1 2.9 0.8 4.5 5.7 41.3 6.8 13.0 4.0 4.6
2012-13 34 SAS 60 36.0 18.2 5.2 7.1 2.1 0.3 2.1 42.5 79.6 3.4 0.8 4.4 6.1 35.3 5.9 13.9 4.2 5.3
2013-14 35 SAS 68 36.0 19.5 4.7 6.8 1.6 0.4 2.1 46.9 85.1 3.2 0.7 4.0 6.0 34.9 6.8 14.6 3.7 4.4
2014-15 36 SAS 22 36.0 18.1 3.9 6.6 1.2 0.2 2.2 40.0 75.6 3.0 0.6 3.3 6.0 36.6 5.8 14.6 4.2 5.6
Rest Of Season Projections 37 SAS 44 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Manu Ginobili
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Manu Ginobili NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 74 2193 1186 329 288 119 27 97 47.1 80.3 172 75 254 258 37.6 367 780 355 442
2005-06 27 65 1813 981 230 235 101 26 83 46.2 77.8 121 42 188 217 38.2 309 669 280 360
2006-07 28 75 2060 1240 327 263 109 27 128 46.4 86.0 157 59 268 323 39.6 396 854 320 372
2007-08 29 74 2299 1442 354 332 109 33 156 46.0 86.0 200 63 291 389 40.1 453 984 380 442
2008-09 30 44 1181 683 198 157 64 16 69 45.4 88.4 88 24 174 209 33.0 223 491 168 190
2009-10 31 75 2152 1237 284 370 103 24 132 44.1 87.0 154 68 216 350 37.7 398 903 309 355
2010-11 32 SAS 80 2426 1393 295 393 123 28 154 43.3 87.1 174 42 253 441 34.9 441 1018 357 410
2011-12 33 SAS 34 792 440 116 151 24 12 52 52.6 87.1 64 18 98 126 41.3 150 285 88 101
2012-13 34 SAS 60 1393 705 201 274 80 13 83 42.5 79.6 132 30 171 235 35.3 229 539 164 206
2013-14 35 SAS 68 1550 838 202 293 70 17 90 46.9 85.1 139 30 172 258 34.9 294 627 160 188
2014-15 36 SAS 22 554 279 60 102 19 3 34 40.0 75.6 46 9 51 93 36.6 90 225 65 86
Rest Of Season Projections 37 SAS 44 1150 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Manu Ginobili
Preseason Projections 37 SAS 64 1453 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Manu Ginobili

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Manu Ginobili NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 26 74 29.6 60.9 53.3 20.1 12.0 1.7 17.3
2005-06 27 65 27.9 59.3 52.4 19.9 10.2 1.9 15.6
2006-07 28 75 27.5 60.9 53.9 18.3 10.9 1.7 17.3
2007-08 29 74 31.1 61.2 54.0 19.4 11.7 1.7 20.0
2008-09 30 44 26.8 59.4 52.4 19.2 10.7 1.8 16.8
2009-10 31 75 28.7 58.4 51.4 23.4 9.7 2.4 17.5
2010-11 32 SAS 80 30.3 58.1 50.9 22.3 9.9 2.3 17.9
2011-12 33 SAS 34 23.3 66.8 61.8 27.7 11.8 2.4 15.6
2012-13 34 SAS 60 23.2 56.0 50.2 26.5 12.7 2.1 13.2
2013-14 35 SAS 68 22.8 59.0 54.1 25.7 12.2 2.1 13.5
2014-15 36 SAS 22 25.2 53.1 47.6 24.8 11.2 2.2 11.9
Rest Of Season Projections 37 SAS 44 26.1 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Manu Ginobili
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Manu Ginobili 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 17 MEM 41 21 8 8 0 0 3 7 20 3 7 4 9 2 6 0
Dec 15 at POR                                
Dec 14 at DEN 24 15 1 6 0 0 4 4 9 6 7 1 3 1 0 3
Dec 12 LAL 31 18 3 4 1 0 4 6 16 3 4 3 8 0 3 3
Dec 10 NYK                                
Dec 9 at UTA 28 10 1 8 2 0 4 3 17 3 5 1 6 1 0 0
Dec 6 MIN                                
Dec 5 at MEM 28 17 6 7 2 1 3 5 10 2 4 5 5 1 5 3
Dec 3 at BKN 29 15 6 5 1 0 0 6 13 1 2 2 7 1 5 3
Dec 1 at PHI 13 14 1 3 0 0 0 4 8 4 5 2 3 1 0 0
Nov 30 at BOS 18 7 0 2 0 0 5 2 6 2 2 1 5 0 0 1
Nov 28 SAC 23 7 3 8 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 1 3 0 3 1
Nov 26 IND 26 28 3 4 2 0 3 10 18 6 7 2 6 0 3 2
Nov 22 BKN 24 5 3 4 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
Nov 21 at MIN 18 5 0 4 1 0 1 1 6 2 2 1 2 0 0 1
Nov 19 at CLE 31 7 3 5 0 0 0 3 7 1 2 0 1 0 3 2
Nov 17 PHI 12 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 15 at SAC 26 21 4 5 1 0 3 7 15 6 7 1 7 0 4 2
Nov 14 at LAL 25 9 2 8 2 0 0 2 9 4 4 1 3 1 1 2
Nov 11 at GSW 26 17 1 5 2 0 2 7 17 0 1 3 8 0 1 2
Nov 10 at LAC 25 10 4 3 0 1 1 4 8 2 4 0 2 0 4 3
Nov 8 NOP 27 17 2 0 2 0 3 6 11 3 4 2 4 1 1 1
Nov 6 at HOU                                
Nov 5 ATL 26 12 4 3 1 0 2 2 7 7 7 1 1 0 4 3
Oct 31 at PHO 25 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 2 0 2 2
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Oct 28 DAL 28 20 2 6 2 0 3 6 13 6 7 2 6 0 2 4

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Manu Ginobili: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ginobili will be held out Monday against Portland due to a lower back contusion.

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Ginobili posted 15 points, one rebound, and six assists in 24 minutes of action Sunday against the Nuggets.

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Ginobili returned Friday from a night of rest Wednesday, scoring 18 points, but making just three of his eight attempts from beyond the arc.

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Ginobili (rest) will be given the night off Wednesday, Project Spurs' Paul Garcia reports.

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Ginobili (rest) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, ESPN Radio San Antonio reports.

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Ginobili could be rested for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

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Ginobili returned from a shoulder injury that kept him out for one game, but went just 3-for-17 from the floor in 28 minutes of faction.

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Ginobili (shoulder) is not available for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Ginobili scored 28 points (10-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), with three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Wednesday's win against the Pacers.

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Ginobili scored 17 points (7-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT), with five assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Warriors.

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Ginobili (rest) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Ginobili took up his familiar sixth man role after sitting out Thursday's game for rest, scoring 17 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with two rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes Saturday.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Argentina's favorite son this side of Lionel Messi, Ginobili has struggled to stay healthy of late, and saw a sharp drop in minutes (23.2) over 60 games in 2012-2013. He's not an option for the risk-averse, but when he was on the floor last season, Ginobili offered owners great value, providing production across the board in points (11.8), rebounds (3.4), assists (4.6) and steals (1.3).

2012-13

After two years of relative health, Ginobili missed 32 of 66 games and struggled to 12.9 points per game, his lowest output since 2003-04. Part of that decline can be attributed to Ginobili only seeing 23.3 minutes of court action per game, as coach Gregg Popovich limited the playing time of veterans like Ginobili and Tim Duncan during the lockout-shortened season, particularly in games played on back-to-back nights. Ginobili will be 35 this season and likely didnít do his body any good by tacking on extra mileage with Argentina in the Summer Olympics, though he did finish as the tournamentís third highest scorer. No longer hampered by the hand injury that cut his season in half, Ginobili should rebound somewhat in 2012-13, even though his years in the NBA are likely numbered. Ginobili should produce somewhere between his level of production from last season and 2010-11, where he accumulated a stat line of 17.4 points, 4.9 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. However, even if an improvement is in order, donít expect Ginobili to exceed 30 minutes a game, no matter whether heís used as a starter or as the sixth man. Ginobiliís best days might be behind him, but he can still bring considerable value if heís drafted appropriately.

2011-12

Ginobili played in a career-high 80 games last season, providing consistent production across the board. The Spurs committed to Ginobili as their starting shooting guard, and his spot in the starting lineup earned him the second highest minutes-played average of his career in the NBA. While his production has been steady for the past seven seasons, the Spurs insistence on keeping his workload around the 30-minute threshold has limited Ginobiliís ceiling. That trend should continue this season, but thereís a chance we could see him handling the ball more frequently. The Spurs traded George Hill to the Pacers on draft night, and there will be a void where it comes to having a backup point guard off the bench. As such, Ginobili may be asked to step up and initiate the offense for a few extra possessions each game, getting him a couple extra assists. Otherwise, expect more of the same from one of the leagueís most underrated stars.

2010-11

Ginobili is a player whose per-game fantasy value will always be a little underrated as he's a standout neither in points (16.5 per game in 2009-10), nor rebounds (3.8), nor assists (4.9) Ė that is, the three most visible categories. No, where Ginobili distinguishes himself is in categories that are slightly harder to eyeball, like three pointers (1.8 per game), steals (1.4), and free-throw percentage (87.0). It's in this last category, in particular, where Ginobili excels, owing both to his high percentage of conversions and his overall quantity of attempts (4.7). In fact, when adjusted for both attempts and percentage, Ginobili finished 10th overall in the free-throw category, just ahead of Ray Allen and just behind Corey Maggette. So, measured on a purely per-game basis, Ginobili and his Euro Step would probably be rated more highly among shooting guards. The concern this year with Ginobili Ė as it is every year Ė is the Argentine's durability. In his eight-year career, Ginobili's never played 82 games in a season. On the plus side, he's only played fewer than 65 once Ė in 2008-09, when he made appearances in only 44 regular season games. In all his other seasons he's played 65-75 games. That's not terrible, but still means that his owners are forced to deal with about 10 games of replacement-level production. Moreover, at 33, the chances that Ginobili will actually get more durable are low.

2009-10

Ginobili had a near-disastrous season by his standards last year, missing 38 games because of an ankle injury and seeing a drop in his per-game averages across the board. It appears his days as a fantasy force have been numbered, as coach Gregg Popovich will turn his attention this season to keeping him healthy for the playoffs. It wouldnít even come as a surprise to see Ginobili held out of a few games down the stretch. Ginobili has eclipsed the 75-game mark only once in his seven-year career, averaging a little over 68 games played per season. The Spurs made quite a bit of noise in the offseason, and two acquisitions in particular may have some implications for Ginobiliís production. First, the addition of Richard Jefferson takes away much of Ginobiliís burden to score in the upper teens, making a return to his 2007-08 averages unlikely. Secondly, Manuís rebounding totals may dip a bit with the addition of Antonio McDyess, whose 19.3 rebound rate is a massive upgrade over Matt Bonnerís rate of 11.9. Still, when Ginobili sees upwards of 25 minutes, heís a player who will fill up the box score without hurting your shooting percentages.

2008-09

Ginobili put together the best season of his career last year, with personal bests in scoring (19.5 ppg), rebounds (4.8 rpg), assists (4.5 apg) and free-throw-percentage effect (86% on 6.0 attempts/game) to go with his typical solid contributions in steals (1.5 spg) and field-goal percentage (46.1%). Unfortunately, he ended the season with an ankle injury that he aggravated during the Olympics and which required surgery. Ginobiliís not expected to miss any regular-season action, but he has a history of nagging injuries (40 missed games in last four seasons). Ginobili is now past his 31st birthday, and with his relatively thin frame and aggressive style perhaps heís just not physically suited to playing big minutes (career-high 31.1 mpg) in the NBA. Nevertheless, when healthy heís one of the best guards in the league, without a discernible weakness in his game.

2007-08

The 2006-07 season was the best of Ginobiliís NBA career. San Antonioís versatile wing man set career highs in scoring (16.5 ppg), shooting from the floor and the line (46.4 and 86 percent, respectively) with valuable fantasy steal (1.5), board (4.4) and assist (3.5) rates. Unfortunately, thatís probably the most we can reasonably expect from Manu. Heís past his 30th birthday. He wonít log the heavy minutes that other guards will play Ė last seasonís 27.7 mpg is about what you should expect. And his slight (for an NBA player) build and all-out style lead to a variety of injuries Ė heís missed an average of 12 games in the last two seasons. He probably wonít ever become the fantasy superstar that many expected after his coming-out party in the í05 playoffs, but heíll more than earn his place on most fantasy squads.

2006-07

Ginobili had a relatively disappointing fantasy season, as nagging injuries prevented him from making the leap to fantasy superstar that his previous playoff-run had suggested was in the offing. Robbed of much of the quickness that made him such a difficult matchup, Ginobili took a step back in almost every category (15.1 ppg, 3.6 apg, 3.5 rpg, 46% FG, 78% FT). The only areas that Ginobili maintained from the previous season were defensively (1.6 spg, .4 bpg) and from behind the arc (1.3 threes per game). At 6-6 with a quick first step, nice ballhandling skills, and an aggressive attitude, Ginobili still has all of the characteristics to be a top-tier scorer in todayís NBA, and if health permits, he could make this season his one-year delayed fantasy coming out party.

2005-06

Ginobili has already made the leap to real-life NBA superstardom, but fantasy-wise he is still right on the verge of exploding. He has always been a tantalizing blend of all-around skills, able to contribute solidly in almost every category (1.6 steals, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 47% from the field, 80% from the line last season). His 6-7 frame and quick hands make him a nuisance on the defensive end (1.6 steals), while his shooting touch from downtown (47% from the field, 1.3 treys/game) and aggressive drives to the rim (6.0 free throw attempts/game, 80% shooting) give him potent inside/outside scoring potential. The only thing keeping him out of the fantasy elite last season was a relative lack of scoring punch at 16.0 ppg, but he has raised his scoring average significantly every season of his career, and that trend should continue in í05-Ď06. Ginobili increased his production in every category in last seasonís playoffs, scoring 20.8 points to go along with 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 treys, and 50% shooting from the field in 23 games, establishing himself firmly as the second star on the Spurs behind Tim Duncan. Think of the playoffs as a preview for this season, and expect production along those lines from Ginobili this year.

2004-05

Ginobiliís flashy play and jaw-dropping ability to knock down the toughest of shots have fantasy owners waiting for his rise to elite fantasy player status. However, Ginobili will have to wait at least another year until he reaches stardom, as Brent Barryís arrival likely prevents Ginobili from seeing really big minutes. When Ginobiliís on the court, heís a difference-maker in threes and especially steals. But lack of playing time killed Ginobiliís fantasy value last season, and it could very well do the same in 2004-05. Expect a handful of threes and steals every week from this Spurs guard, but unless he sees 35-plus minutes, his point, rebound and assist totals will be average at best. Ginobili should be taken in the mid rounds of your draft.

2003-04

Ginobili broke into the starting lineup late last season and impressed the Spurs enough not to go after a premier 2-guard in the off-season. Ginobili showed improvement all season and stepped up in the playoffs. His minutes, points, assists, rebounds, heck pretty much all of his stats shot up and he was playing against the Lakers, Dallas, and New Jersey. Expect more improvement from Ginobili this season, he should log in about 30 minutes a game.