Fantasy Basketball: Manu Ginobili Can Still Fill Box Score

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In fantasy basketball, there aren’t many 36-year-old veterans worth owning. Even worse, there aren’t many aging stars worth owning that have to come off the bench on a nightly basis.

However, SG Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs has continued to put up respectable numbers despite not being in the starting lineup. Ginobili was thought to be nothing more than a reserve player this season, because he comes off the bench in San Antonio, but the veteran has proved that he can be a reliable fantasy option despite his diminished role.

Ginobili has posted a respectable 12.6 points, 4.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 triples, and one steal per contest this season. He has been able to do a little bit of everything for fantasy fans, which is even more amazing considering that he is only playing 23.8 minutes per game. Ginobili has certainly made the most of his playing time this season.

Manu has been putting up even better numbers over the last couple weeks. In his last eight games, Ginboili has averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.9 triple per contests. He has been producing like a top-10 two-guard over this stretch and the star has quickly become fantasy relevant again.

The veteran will be a strong nightly starter for the rest of the season in every fantasy format. He won’t drop 20 points too often anymore, but the Argentinean Sharpshooter will be able to put together a nice nightly box score.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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