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Pounding The Rock Aug 9, 2017
The NBA looks ready to admit that Gregg Popovich was right about resting players

The NBA looks ready to admit that Gregg Popovich was right about resting players

The NBA is expected to roll out changes to the schedule that will promote player rest. On November 29, 2012 the Spurs played a close game in Miami. In the end, the Heat orchestrated a comeback and won 105-100. The result was in doubt until the final seconds, even though the San Antonio Spurs were missing key some players- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green. The Spurs were on the sixth game of a long road trip and Pop thought it better to rest his guys and flew them home before the game. David Stern did not appreciate the gesture and fined Gregg Popovich $250,000....
Pounding The Rock Aug 2, 2017
Luis Scola on Ginobili: “When Manu was a kid, he was just average”

Luis Scola on Ginobili: “When Manu was a kid, he was just average”

One of Manu’s Argentine buddies gives his perspective on the “the greatest basketball player our country has ever produced.” Manu Ginobili is without a doubt one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen, and every Spurs fan is over the moon since he decided to come back for another season in the NBA. Of course, Ginobili is also a legend for Argentine basketball, leading his nation to the Olympic gold medal in 2004. Another key member of that Golden Generation team is Luis Scola, who played for several teams in the NBA and is currently playing in China. In his recent piece for...
Pounding The Rock Aug 1, 2017
Predicting the next Spurs success story

Predicting the next Spurs success story

Today’s best Spurs links, including an opportunity to help a fellow Spurs fan win $1 million! The Spurs have become well known for bringing players out of obscurity and finding them a place in the NBA. The most successful examples would by Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, and the most recent is Jonathon Simmons. Which raises the question of who will be the Spurs’ next success story? It’s easy to look at late first-round draft picks like Dejounte Murray and Derrick White, but while they could very well end up being steals, they were still taken in the first round and were known...
Pounding The Rock Jul 28, 2017
Manu Ginobili turns 40, and other Spurs news

Manu Ginobili turns 40, and other Spurs news

Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. Happy Birthday to the one and only Manu Ginobili! Our beloved Argentinean turns 40 today, and no amount of birthday wishes and gifts that can be sent his way will match the gift of one more year (at least) that he has given not only to Spurs fans, but the basketball community as a whole. In honor of his birthday and return: here are the top 10 plays of his postseason career: Since I feel there is one particular play missing from that list, here it is: Love you for ever, Manu! Enjoy the day! Manu finds his soulmate Despite turning 40 and...
Pounding The Rock Jul 21, 2017
The spurs changed the NBA draft forever when they picked Manu Ginobili

The spurs changed the NBA draft forever when they picked Manu Ginobili

The Spurs’ 2nd round selection of Manu in 1999 was as innovative as the Argentine’s Euro-step. There’s no contest: The Spurs’ selection of Manu Ginóbili, with the second-to-last-pick of the 1999 NBA Draft, is the most efficient and pound-for-pound valuable draft pick ever. There’s a thousand ways to measure this. There’s also a thousand ways you can’t measure this, given Ginobili’s significant contributions to San Antonio’s self-perpetuating team culture. But here’s one measureable: of all players who have played at least 300 games (about four seasons) since Box...
Pounding The Rock Jul 20, 2017
Get to know the Spurs’ Brandon Paul

Get to know the Spurs’ Brandon Paul

Can the Spurs once again turn an unknown player into something special? As is their custom, the Spurs didn’t make much noise this summer. After exploring some trade options for max players, they ultimately decided that keeping the core intact while fluffing up the edges was the most logical way to go. Free agents Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili returned (with Pau Gasol presumably close behind), while newcomers like Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne, and first round draft pick Derrick White joined the fray. Beside the return of San Antonio’s favorite Argentinean, the most notable event of...
Pounding The Rock Jul 20, 2017
Manu Ginobili on his return: “it’s an honor to be part” of the Spurs

Manu Ginobili on his return: “it’s an honor to be part” of the Spurs

The Spurs’ elder statesman says he still enjoys the game in his latest article for La Nacion. What follows is a translation of Manu Ginobili’s column, which ran on Thursday, July 20 in Argentine newspaper La Nacion. Ibiza, Spain.- It took me longer to make up my mind this time, because I had more doubts. I wanted to let my thoughts simmer, to see how I felt and what questions arose. When I felt that enough time had passed, I realized I was ready to communicate the decision I’d made about my future. I had discussed things with Pop at length before going on vacation. He told me he...
Pounding The Rock Jul 20, 2017
Every moment we get from Manu Ginobili is worth savoring

Every moment we get from Manu Ginobili is worth savoring

The Spurs’ stalwart isn’t done, and we’re not done enjoying the ride with him. Yesterday, for the first time in almost two months, Manu Ginobili posted a tweet: Seguiré vistiendo la #20 un tiempito más!! #sigaelbaile #elpibede40  Back with the @Spurs for another season #thrilled #youngat40— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 19, 2017 And just like that, it was like a huge weight was lifted off of me. Sure, Monday was when the Woj bomb dropped about Ginobili intending to play 2017-18 (and we know by now that Adrian’s word on such matters is as close to ironclad as it...

Ginobili: Decision to return was no slam dunk

Writing in a newspaper in Argentina, Manu Ginobili says this summer's return-or-retire decision was the most difficult of all.
Liberty Ballers Jul 20, 2017
Liberty Links: Manu Ginobili to return for his 16th NBA season

Liberty Links: Manu Ginobili to return for his 16th NBA season

Ginobili wants one more crack at an NBA title. Manu Ginboili is not ready to hang up his sneakers just yet. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Ginboili, who turns 40 in nine days, will sign a one-year deal. Wojnarowski also says the Spurs are working to re-sign Pau Gasol, who opted out of his contract earlier this summer. Ginobili averaged a career low 7.5 points and shot just 39 percent from the field in 69 games last season. He’s clearly slowing down, but it’ll be nice to have him in the league for at least one more year. You never know when he might step up to make a big...

Check out this highlight reel of Manu Ginobili nutmegging fools

Ginobili recently agreed to a deal to return to the San Antonio Spurs for a 16th season
Chicago Tribune Jul 19, 2017

Manu Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season

As the clock ticked down on the Spurs' season and Manu Ginobili was pulled from the game, a thunderous roar from the home crowd guided him to the bench. Ginobili wore an appreciative but quizzical look on his face as he put a warmup shirt back on and prepared to head off into the summer. Clearly,...
Pounding The Rock Jul 19, 2017
Reliving Manu Ginobili’s best post-season

Reliving Manu Ginobili’s best post-season

With another year in Silver and Black certain, here’s a look back at the year Manu laid waste to the playoffs. Watching Manu Ginobili play in a minimized role for the last five years, it’s possible to forget just how dominant he really was. He has remained efficient, but he’s no longer crushing the dreams of opposing players with unpredictable euro steps and relentless attacks to the rim. He hits a clutch three here, makes a great pass there. But like Timmy, his familiar veteran presence and overall aptitude for the game is his true value. Now that he’s announced his return to the...
Inquisitr Jul 18, 2017
Manu Ginobili Likely to Return to Spurs

Manu Ginobili Likely to Return to Spurs

Despite rumors of retirement after 15 fulfilling seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Argentine NBA staple Manu Ginobili is eyeing a return to the team for yet another season. The four-time NBA champion is not quite ready to hang ’em up just yet. Not many players reach the age of 40 and still play in the league, but Ginobili will hit that mark on the 28 of this month. Last season for the Spurs, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists en route to a season where the team was swept by the eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the Western Conference Finals. A...

Ginobili nearing Spurs return

Manu Ginobili is nearing an agreement to return to the Spurs for at least another year.

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Spurs Player News

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    The NBA looks ready to admit that Gregg Popovich was right about resting players

  • Patty Mills

    Dejounte Murray’s chances of replacing Tony Parker’s production

  • Tony Parker

    Comparing prime Tony Parker and modern-day Kyrie Irving

  • Kawhi Leonard

    Kawhi Leonard to host basketball clinic as part of 7-day visit to China