Manu Ginobili health has been an issue for a good 5 years
Ginobili hasn't been completely healthy and available for an entire playoff run since 2007. Not coincidentally, that is the last time the Spurs won an NBA title.
With point guard Tony Parker playing the best basketball of his life, Tim Duncan looking years away from retirement and Ginobili whole, the Spurs enter this year's tournament liking their chances of taking home Larry O'Brien Trophy No. 5.
“We're confident. We're playing well,” said Duncan, the Spurs' 36-year-old captain. “Above all, we are healthy.”
It's a big “above all.”
The Spurs were confident last year, too, before disaster hit on the last day of the regular season in Phoenix.
-- San Antonio Express-News Blog