Manu Ginobili Injury: Updates on Spurs Star’s Shoulder and Return

December 6th, 2014 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will not play vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday due to a shoulder injury.

Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune and Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News have the details:

The Argentine is in the midst of what many feel could be his final NBA season. His two-year, $14.5 million contract with the Spurs expires after this season, and it's fair to wonder how much this Spurs core has left in the tank.

Tim Duncan is also heading into the final year of his deal, leaving Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker as the only stalwarts under contract past the 2014-15 campaign.

Ginobili remains an effective player, nearly perfectly maintaining his per-minute averages as he ages, but the flashes of brilliance are more unpredictable and intermittent. San Antonio in part was able to dismantle the Miami Heat in last year's Finals because Ginobili was able to be effective for four of the five games.

"The challenge is the same as always," Ginobili told reporters before the season. "We always want to win, regardless of what happened the year before, ...

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