Manu Ginobili rejoined the San Antonio Spurs in Detroit on Monday and will return to the lineup after the All-Star break.
“He's not touching the floor until after the All-Star break,” Gregg Popovich said. “I just have to withstand his blows and his arrows and the meanness that he projects toward me in the next few days.”
Ginobili has not played since straining his left hamstring on Jan. 28. He worked out for 30 minutes before Monday's game.
Barring a setback, Ginobili could return immediately after the break, on Feb. 18 against the Los Angeles Clippers.