By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out which international player is the early leader for the Sixth Man Award and who grabbed the first double-double of their career.



Sixth Manu

Night after night, Manu Ginobili comes off the bench and provides more than just a spark. Leading his team with a 20.1 scoring average, Ginobili is the early leader for the Sixth Man Award. In two of the Spurs' three matchups this week, Ginobili had a game-high, 21 points in the Spurs' Sunday night 113-88 win over the Bucks and 25 points in San Antonio's 105-92 loss to the Mavs. Critics can't even point to greed as a reason for the Argentinean's impressive points per game average as he is second on the team in assists with a 4.9 average. So how does Ginobili feel about his non-starting role? He told San Antonio Express-News, "At first, I wanted to stay a starter, but now, I like it."