July 7 12:36 PM PT1:36 PM MT2:36 PM CT3:36 PM ET19:36 GMT3:36 12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST23:36 UAE21:3615:36 ET2:36 PM CT18:36 - Ginobili tweeted Thursday that he is returning to the Spurs on a one-year deal. Analysis: Ginobili previously posted a message on social media saying he had decided to play another season in the NBA. But he didn't mention the Spurs, which led some to wonder if he would head to another team after spending the first 14 years of his career in San Antonio. It was a highly unlikely scenario, and one that Ginobili clarified on Thursday. He tweeted: ''Happy to tell you guys that I'll be coming back to the Spurs for another season. (hash)backhome.''
July 3 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST19:39 UAE17:3911:39 ET10:39 AM CT14:39 - Ginobili says he is coming back for a 15th season in the NBA. Ginobili made the announcement on his personal blog Sunday. He turns 39 this month and declared himself a free agent last month after declining a player option for 2016-17 with the San Antonio Spurs. Analysis: Ginobili didn't say Sunday if he would be back in San Antonio, though it has been widely presumed that if he continued playing, he would stay with the Spurs. He did say that he would have more news to share soon.
Apr. 8 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST3:17 UAE (+1)01:1719:17 ET6:17 PM CT22:17 - The aging Ginobili is being rested Friday by coach Gregg Popovich. Analysis: Popovich plans to go with his regular rotation Sunday when the Spurs host the Warriors. And while San Antonio has won 48 straight regular-season games at home dating to last season, Popovich says the streak is "absolutely meaningless" to him.
Mar. 6 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT4:35 - Ginobili had 22 points in the Spurs' 104-94 win over Sacramento on Saturday. Analysis: Ginobili's performance came after he missed 12 games following testicular surgery.
Mar. 2 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)02:4720:47 ET7:47 PM CT0:47 - Ginobili says he is pain free and will return to the San Antonio Spurs next week after missing a month following testicle surgery. Analysis: Ginobili has missed 11 games and will wear a protective cup when he returns from the worst injury of his career. He is unsure when he will play, but the Spurs have five games in eight days beginning Sunday at home against Sacramento.
Feb. 4 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST0:16 UAE (+1)21:1615:16 ET2:16 PM CT18:16 - Ginobili will be sidelined at least one month after undergoing surgery Thursday for a injury to his testicles. Analysis: Ginobili was accidentally kneed in the groin by New Orleans' Ryan Anderson in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. The injury robs the Spurs of their top bench scorer, but may boost the fantasy value of players like Danny Green and Patty Mills.
Jan. 23 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST9:01 UAE06:010:01 ET11:01 PM CT3:01 - Ginobili turned back the clock Friday. Analysis: Ginobili had a nearly flawless shooting performance, making 9 of 10 from the field for a season-best 20 points. This came against the Lakers so don't expect it to happen too often.
Dec. 26 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST4:20 UAE (+1)01:2019:20 ET6:20 PM CT22:20 - Ginobili will not play Saturday against Denver for rest purposes. Analysis: The Spurs are holding Ginobili and fellow vet Tim Duncan out after both played in Thursday's loss at Houston.
Nov. 22 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET6:41 GMT14:41 11:41 PM MST1:41 AM EST10:41 UAE07:411:41 ET12:41 AM CT4:41 - Ginobili returned from a hip injury with 15 points on Saturday against Memphis. Analysis: He made 6 of 11 shots, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range, while grabbed four rebounds. He missed two games with the injury.
Nov. 18 10:31 AM PT11:31 AM MT12:31 PM CT1:31 PM ET18:31 GMT2:31 11:31 AM MST1:31 PM EST22:31 UAE19:3113:31 ET12:31 PM CT16:31 - Ginobili will miss the next two games with hip tightness. Analysis: San Antonio (8-2) announced the move before Wednesday night's home game against Denver. He will also miss Friday's game at New Orleans and will be re-evaluated before Saturday's game against Memphis.
Nov. 14 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)01:5319:53 ET6:53 PM CT22:53 - San Antonio veterans Kawhi Leonard and Ginobili will both miss the Spurs' game Saturday night against the winless Philadelphia 76ers. Analysis: Ginobili will miss his first game this season after suffering a strained abductor. The 38-year-old missed 12 games last season primarily for rest.
July 6 12:19 PM PT1:19 PM MT2:19 PM CT3:19 PM ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST23:19 UAE21:1915:19 ET2:19 PM CT18:19 - Ginobili says he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season, making the announcement on Twitter. Analysis: Ginobili averaged 10.5 points in 70 games, his lowest scoring average since his rookie season. But the Spurs need his experience, versatility and playmaking to bolster the depth on a roster that is a little thin following some big expenditures in free agency.
(AP) Damian Lillard has big plans for the 2016-17 NBA season -- for himself and the Portland Trail Blazers. "I want to get to the Western Conference finals and give ourselves a chance to get to the (NBA) Finals" . . . more. (Photo-USAToday Sports: Kyle Terada)