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Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Position: G
Born: 05/17/82
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:177 lbs. / 80.3 kg.
Salary: $14,445,313
GM Tim Connelly and his staff came on board in 2013, but there has to be something in the DNA of the Nuggets organization that has allowed the team to identify quality foreign players that other teams have missed. It’s even more impressive when you consider how interconnected the world of basketball has become since the turn of the century, when the Spurs drafted Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. “It’s hard to find a guy somewhere that nobody knows,” said Arturas Karnisovas, the Nuggets assistant GM. “These days, with social media, it’s hard to miss a guy.”
Storyline: Nuggets Front Office
For sure, Parker, 34, still possesses the skill set to occasionally assume the role of scorer. But San Antonio’s brass wants Parker to function more as a facilitator in the mold of such players as John Stockton and Jason Kidd, stars who sacrificed points for overall team production in the later years of their careers. “It’s been great,” Parker said of his changing role. “I love my role, and I’ll try to do the best I can this year to keep winning games. You know, we won 67 games last year. We’ll try to do the same thing and go further in the playoffs. As long as [coach Gregg Popovich] is happy, that’s my main job here. I don’t care if people don’t understand my role or all this stuff I have to do now.”
3 weeks ago via ESPN