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Ginobili rated 83 overall in NBA 2K15

Despite a bounce-back Finals series, Manu Ginobili's NBA 2K15 rating will take a step backward.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Manu Ginobili is the top Spurs player to see a decrease in overall rating in NBA 2K15.

After being rated 86 in 2K14, Manu will drop down to an 83 this year, according to a leak that surfaced yesterday. He bounced back as well as anyone could have imagined in the Finals this year, but the lowered rating is most likely due to age and the mileage he has on his legs.

Ginobili improved in shooting categories across the board in the playoffs this past season. His points per game, overall field goal percentage, three-point percentage and free throw percentage all increased from the 2013 playoffs. His assists numbers slightly decreased, but so did his turnovers.

Many wondered if he could pull together another memorable postseason run after a disappointing series against the Miami Heat in 2013, but the Spurs still gave him a two-year, $14 million deal with faith that he could turn it around.

Looking ahead to next year, it'll be interesting to see how the Spurs approach the usage of Ginobili in the regular season. He's 37 years old and his game hasn't aged as gracefully as Tim Duncan's has. He's also recovering from a stress fracture in his right leg that was revealed in the exit physical after the Finals and also held him out of the FIBA World Cup.

Players can still use Ginobili effectively in NBA 2K15. Despite being listed as the shooting guard of the bench rotation, Manu usually took over the ball handling duties when Parker rested. As previously mentioned, he can still score efficiently as well.

However, can someone check to see if Manu can actually dunk like this in the game? Because I was stunned when I saw this live.