Posted by Royce Young
The Spurs might be fully operational once again soon.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, Manu Ginobili practiced Thursday and could potentially return Friday against the Bobcats. Right now, Ginobili is listed as a game-time decision.
Ginobili strained an oblique muscle right after returning from a broken hand. The Spurs have survived without him, rising to second in the West with a 24-11 record. But obviously getting him back means they're all the more dangerous.
Ginobili, 34, is averaging 12.1 pooints, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game in 9 appearances this season. He was named to the 2011 All-Star team and All-NBA third team last season.