HoopsHype Tony Parker rumors

April 9, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't think Tony Parker's latest stay on the injury list will be a long one. The 31-year-old point guard did not travel with the team for Tuesday's 110-91 loss at Minnesota, and he will not be on hand for Thursday's game in Dallas. But Popovich says Parker, who is dealing with a sprained facet (pronounced fuh-SET) joint in his back, should be healthy enough to return at some point before the end of the regular season. “I don't think it's that serious,” Popovich said. “He got a (painkiller) shot in there, and he's got to let it calm down. For sure this week, the next couple of games, he's not going to be able to go.” San Antonio Express-News

April 7, 2014 Updates

Monday morning the All-Star point guard will be on his way to get an MRI exam after back spasms forced him to miss most of the Spurs' 112-92 home victory. Parker has missed 12 games this season, including five because of coach Gregg Popovich-mandated rest to allow various nagging injuries to heal. Parker made all four shots he attempted and scored 10 points before departing. “Hopefully, we get Tony back going as soon as possible, 100 percent,” said Cory Joseph, who started the second half in Parker's place. “If I do have to step in I'll be ready. I'll be focused.” San Antonio Express-News

April 4, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker: When (Duncan and Ginobili) retire, it will be weird. It will create a big hole in the locker room. I hope it will be as late as possible. I know they both have another year of contract. I know they will play next year, and we'll see after that. They are healthy. Popovich takes care of players' bodies and maybe they will want to continue after that. In any case, I hope to play as long as possible with them. Basket-Infos

March 27, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker confirmed to TP Show (via Catch-and-Shoot) that Livio Jean-Charles will remain with ASVEL Villeurbanne next season. The guard missed the entire season due to a knee injury and will return next summer. Jean-Charles has been selected by the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft with the 28th overall pick. "I have already talked with the Spurs" said Parker. "He will stay with ASVEL next season. They believe he will have a breakout season" added Parker. Sportando

March 24, 2014 Updates
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San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker has now become the majority share holder in French club ASVEL according to French site L’Equipe. Parker, who served as the team’s Vice President of Basketball Operations, will take the helm of the team in May where he will become the club’s President after acquiring a majority of the shares. “I decided to buy the whole club. Now I’m the majority shareholder and from the end of May I will be president of the Asvel “said Parker. ProjectSpurs.com

March 14, 2014 Updates
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The All-Star point guard had 18 of his points in the first half, and a dozen in the first 61/2 minutes, as the Spurs built a lead that got as high as 32 points. “He was huge,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “He was aggressive for himself and his teammates and made a lot of things happen.” Said Ginobili: “Tony showed the way for us.” San Antonio Express-News

March 10, 2014 Updates

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

March 4, 2014 Updates

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

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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

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