HoopsHype Tony Parker rumors
Me: Who has really worn you out on it this season? TB: Chris Paul and Tony Parker, I would say, in the pick and roll specifically. I've played against, pretty much, all the guards, and there are some real tough guards in this league. But I think those two, in the pick and roll. Because, for one, they get the ball so low. Like, once they come off the screen, it's a 5- , 6-foot jumper for them. And if the big comes up, it's a lob to Blake [Griffin] or whoever it may be. NBA.com
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili set a high standard from a start, winning the NBA championship in their first season together in 2002-03. They’ve been winning ever since, claiming two more titles with at least 50 victories in each of the ensuing 10 campaigns. San Antonio Express-News
Popovich and his Euro-darkhorse pilfering GM, R.C. Buford, are on Spurs version 3.0, having gone from the original Duncan-Robinson-Sean Elliott nucleus to Duncan-Parker-Ginobili, then to this team that was five seconds away last spring with Kawhi Leonard leading a young supporting cast. Of course, this season they’ve been hit with all sorts of injuries... saving Popovich the trouble of resting guys, who are recuperating instead. In Parker’s case, the “forseeable future” lasted 12 days before he returned to make 10 of 15 shots in a victory over Dallas. Seems like a long run, if you ever stop to think about it. “I do,” said Popovich. “So the next time it gets turned over, somebody else is going to be there.” Forbes.com
Parker has battled a variety of injuries, including a shin contusion, groin strain and lower back spasms, for more than a month and said on Tuesday he understood coach Gregg Popovich's decision to sit him "for the foreseeable future." "The main thing with Pop, he doesn't want me to play at 50 per cent, 60 per cent," Parker, a six-time All-Star who has won three NBA championship rings with San Antonio, said at a shootaround ahead of Tuesday's game against the Clippers. "He wants me to get all my little stuff healed. Next time I come back on the court he wants me to be 100 per cent." Eurosport
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will be out "for the foreseeable future" with "a variety of maladies," coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday. Parker had been sidelined with stiffness in his lower back but played in Sunday's All-Star Game, finishing with four points, two rebounds and one assist."He doesn't have a pulled hamstring or anything, but he's got a lot of little things," Popovich said. ESPN.com
Tony Parker on his chances to play the World Championship: To be honest with you, there's not many chances that I will play the World Championship. We'll see how I am at the end of the season, how I feel. Lance!
Spurs point guard Tony Parker was sent home from the final stop on the rodeo road trip to get some needed rest for his bruised and battered body but he remains committed to playing in his sixth All-Star Game on Sunday. Parker confirmed Thursday that he will depart for New Orleans, site of this weekend’s All-Star festivities, on Friday morning. San Antonio Express-News
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the decision to give Tony Parker a one-game head start on his All-Star break was not a difficult one. “He's not himself mentally or physically,” Popovich said before Wednesday's 104-92 win over the Celtics at TD Garden. “He'll do more good at home resting than he will playing with us.” San Antonio Express-News
It is unclear how the decision to shut down Parker might affect his appearance in the Feb. 16 All-Star Game in New Orleans. Parker has said he wants to play. Considering the low-impact nature of the exhibition, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has indicated he will let Parker make the call. San Antonio Express-News
He has yet to make a decision about playing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, where France will play in Group A against the host nation, Serbia, Brazil, Iran and Egypt. Parker is to become a father for the first time in several months and has also been carrying some knocks this season, but he is leaving the door open. "We'll see how I feel at the end of the campaign," Parker said to lequipe.fr. "I'll make my decision at that time." FIBA.com
French Website BFMT, stated when Tony Parker was on the TP Show on RMC, he stated that he is targetting six or seven more years in the NBA. "I always said I'd like to do the final year of my career in France, but I still want to play a long time in the NBA for six-seven years," Tony Parker announced. "I would like to have a long career. I feel good physically. I love basketball, I'm passionate. I want to play as long as possible." ProjectSpurs.com
With a EuroBasket gold medal around his neck, Tony Parker was overwhelmingly voted as the 2013 FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year. In the minds of fans and experts alike, there was very little doubt as to who was the most deserving man for the award in 2013, with Parker holding out Vassilis Spanoulis and Marc Gasol from the top spot on the podium. FIBA Europe
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