Ginobili (hip) will return to action Saturday against the Grizzlies, Project Spurs' Paul Garcia reports. The Spurs will likely rest Ginobili in many more games over the rest of the season, as they attempt to keep the veteran shooting guard healthy for the postseason. He could play 18-25 minutes Saturday against Memphis.
Ginobili (hip) is expected to return to action Saturday, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News reports. Ginobili has missed two of the Spurs last three games as he attempts to get healthy. San Antonio is likely being cautious in the regular season with the veteran, who is averaging 11.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.7 points, 1.3 steals, and 1.6 threes per game on the season.
Ginobili (hip) has been ruled out for the Spurs' next two games with what the team is calling bilateral hip tightness. The issue is not considered overly serious, but given Ginobili's age and considerable wear and tear, the Spurs will not take any chances with the veteran guard. Ginobili will sit out Wednesday's matchup with the Nuggets and Friday's game in New Orleans before a potential return Saturday when the Spurs host Memphis.
Ginobili scored 14 of his 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in the fourth quarter to lead the Spurs to a win over the Trail Blazers on Monday. He also chipped in four rebounds, three assists, and a blocked shot in his 23 minutes. After sitting out the Spurs' last game Saturday against the 76ers with an adductor strain, Ginobili showed no ill effects in his return while playing an integral role in salting away the win for his team. At one point, Ginobili scored nine straight points for the Spurs, demonstrating that even at age 38, the veteran is capable of driving the offense. Unfortunately for fantasy purposes, that won't be the case quite often enough, especially while Ginobili averages just 20.6 minutes per game.
Ginobili (thigh) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers. Ginobili was sidelined for Saturday's game against the 76ers with an adductor strain, but the injury was never viewed as a particularly serious ailment. According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, teammate Boris Diaw indicated Monday afternoon that the Spurs would be at full strength versus the Trail Blazers, so expect Ginobili to be reprise his sixth-man role and see around 20 minutes of action.
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