Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Manu is Back

Manu Ginobili suited up for the Spurs in their victory, 94-81, over the Grizzlies last night. Manu played 11:16mins and put up 12pts(3/4FGs, 1/2 3-pt, and 5/6FT), 4 boards, and 1 assist.

After having off-season ankle surgery Manu was scheduled to come back mid-December and since Parker is out it seems that the Spurs are welcoming Manu back with open arms. I am a little surprised they didn't give Manu a week or two just to be 1000% sure his ankle is completely healed. Rushing Manu back and re-injuring his ankle would be a back breaker for the Spurs and their season.

With Parker out and Duncan, the only healthy body of the trio, the Spurs were looking like they were going to be in some deep trouble playing against the tough Western Conference. I am happy to see Manu back in the lineup but at what cost. With this only being November the Spurs and their medical staff better be doing the right thing if they are going to contend for their odd-season (look at their NBA championships and what years they occur in) championship run.

Photo Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.


John said...

This is a good news for all SA Spurs out there, as they man they regard as God is back.

I’m happy too as I’m fan of Argentina basketball. I would hope to see him making this progress and help Spurs to get their season back on track.

Of course, they had a bad start but there is still a long way to go.

Manu would be extra motivated to go for title number after last season dissapoitment, though he was named as the league best sixth man.

In your opinion, how would you describe Manu’s return and Spurs revival in the coming months. Would appreciate your views very much.


On The Fence Sports said...

John - Thanks for posting. Well, it is very hard to say how the return of Manu is going to affect the play of the Spurs. Most people would say this is a great thing and yes I do agree with that, partially.

Manu is going to be slowly integrated back into the Spurs rotation, this was clearly evident with the 11minutes of court time. If Manu is healthy and continues to get back into playing shape the Spurs will be better off. But Manu is not the centre of attention.

The biggest factor is not Manu but Tony Parker. The health of PG Tony Parker will determine if the Spurs are contenders or pretenders.

Manu plays a vital part but Parker is the heart of the operation.

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