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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: $15,453,126
Lauvergne not only will be joining one of the top NBA franchises, he will be reunited on the court with his fellow countryman, Tony Parker, (Team France) as well as Davis Bertans (Partizan Belgrade). And that suits him just fine as he told French site La Montagne. “I’m very happy to go to this great franchise. I’ll be with Tony (Parker) with whom I get along well. The coach (Gregg Popovich) is a very strong person, who has won everything. I will also be with Davis Bertans, with whom I played for two years at Partizan Belgrade. The fact that he is there is a plus for me. The Spurs style of play is European, and that suits me well.”
Tony Parker expects to be back on the court in four to five months. The Spurs point guard offered that timeline during a recent interview with Argentina’s LPG TV. In previous interviews, he said he hoped to return in January. “It’s OK. It’s getting better and better,” he said of his recovery from the left quadriceps injury that sidelined him in the second round of the playoffs last season. “I’m starting to run like a little bit. I’m walking pretty well. I think it’s still going to be a long process. It’s still going to take like another four or five months, but I am very happy with the progresses. I am advancing in my rehab.”
Parker also touched on the return of Manu Ginobili and is hoping the team can win a title for Manu if next season is his last. “Hopefully we can finish with the championship for Manu’s last year hopefully but we never know if it’s going to be Manu’s last year. Maybe he’s going to come back again. As long as he keeps playing, everybody’s going to be happy.”
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San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker is on the mend after suffering a left quadriceps injury in last season’s playoff run. However, since then, he is having himself a speedy recovery and is optimistic he’ll he back on the court in 4-5 months time in a sit down interview with Argentinian TV LPG TV. “It’s OK. It’s OK. It’s getting better and better. I’m starting to run like a little bit. I’m walking pretty well. I think it’s still going to be a long process. It’s still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy in with the progress. I am in advance in my rehab.”
According to Lauvergne, the four-time NBA champion vouched for his “Les Bleus” comrade to the Spurs, something that played a part in their decision to sign him. “For the record, Tony (Parker) was spending his holidays in the same place as me. One night, we met in a restaurant by total chance. The next day he called me and said ‘yesterday we were together for 20 minutes and you didn’t even tell me that the San Antonio Spurs were interested in you!’ I replied that I didn’t go with the flow and in the meantime, they had called him to take information. Apparently, he pushed the Spurs to sign me,” Lauvergne revealed to L’Equipe.