HoopsHype Tony Parker rumors


March 3, 2015 Updates

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has stated during his French radio show that he will play for Team France this summer at Eurobasket 2015 to help the team qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. “I am not thinking about that for now since I’m focused on the Spurs, and making a good season to finish in style. Then I will focus on the Blues. But I have said… I will be with team France this summer, ” he has assured on Monday night on RMC, his show TP Show . ProjectSpurs.com

Parker brought a Spurs trainer with him during his vacation to Mexico during the NBA All-Star break to help him with his daily rehab. He appeared rejuvenated as he scored 21 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first game after the break, but averaged just three points the following three. He responded with a team-high 19 against the Kings on Friday but missed 10-of-13 shots in the Spurs' rout of the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. "He has lots of miles over the last two years and he is one of the guys that only rests if he is hurt," one NBA advance scout told Yahoo Sports. "…He has not been making a lot of the layups and in-the-paint shots that he has in the past at a higher percentage. "I don't think there is anything too dramatic in a drop-off of skills. I just think they are going big picture. His assists are down, too. His team is not shooting as well as we are used to." Yahoo! Sports

February 26, 2015 Updates

You guys held a players-only meeting in Utah, and Danny Green talked a little about the communication in the locker room. What’s the vibe in the room to you right now? Tony Parker: “On our team, when we win it’s us and when we lose it’s us. We’re not going to pinpoint anybody individually. It’s us as a team. Obviously, I have a big part of that. I have to do my part. I know it. I’ve struggled before, but never like that. I think it’s my worst three-game stretch, but hopefully I’ll get it back. The last 10 games was great for me. I was looking great and making some positive strides in the right direction up to the All-Star break. Those three games (since) just … weird.” San Antonio Express-News

Are you still dealing with the hamstring issue? Tony Parker: “I don’t even want to use that as an excuse. I don’t feel great. Everybody knows it. Coaches know it. But hey, that’s everybody. Everybody’s got nagging stuff. It’s been a tough year for me since I got back from the nagging injury. I have not been the same since my injury. But I’m not going to use that as an excuse. Everybody knows me better than that. I just have to find a solution, even if I’m not feeling great.” San Antonio Express-News

February 25, 2015 Updates

Parker's erratic play has been a big reason for San Antonio's regression on offense this season. The Spurs' offensive rating sits at just 103.6 this season, which is a pedestrian 12th in the league, per NBA.com. That mark is down from 108.2 in last year's regular season and a whopping 112.7 in the postseason, when Parker was excellent. SB Nation

Whether he was delirious from the loss or his recent string of inconsistency, Parker thought the Spurs could still get to the top half of the playoff bracket! Excuse the rough translation, but it’s from his French website and Google Translate might have been used rather heavily. Every game is important. We still have four games on the road before a good home series in March. If we manage these away games, we can expect to be up to 4th place. ProjectSpurs.com

February 13, 2015 Updates

Aware his hamstring isn’t fully healed, Parker is taking one of the Spurs’ physical therapists on holiday with him to continue rehabilitation work. “I have a whole rehab thing I’m going to do,” Parker said. “I’m taking one of the physical therapists with me and make sure I do all the treatment on my hamstring. I want to stay on it because I feel like I’m getting better and getting more confident with it. I want to make sure I don’t lose all the good progress I’ve been making, so I’m taking her with me — a free vacation for her.” San Antonio Express-News

February 3, 2015 Updates

Basketball was our common ground—something we could talk about that didn’t drain him like his other daily conversations could. Basketball modified the tenor of our interactions and took us from boss and underling to something more like friends. It began with that back-and-forth during the 2007 NBA playoffs. Who was going to be right? The debate went on for years. After Paul, a Los Angeles Clippers guard, won the All-Star Game MVP in 2013, Obama reluctantly conceded, though Parker’s collection of four championship rings with the San Antonio Spurs may make the president’s case for him a little better than mine for Paul. When we started playing basketball on the campaign, Obama’s directive was straightforward: No one takes it easy on me. So we didn’t. We all played full-on, no mercy. This worked great until, after the 2008 election, the president took an elbow from another player that resulted in him getting more than a dozen stitches in the lip. Wall Street Journal

January 31, 2015 Updates

Tony Parker: I've been saying that for the last three or four years now that we've been in the golden era of point guards. It's unbelievable all of the great point guards that we have today in our game. Scoop: Where do you stick yourself in that conversation? Not that I want you to rank yourself, but where do you place yourself? Parker: It's always tough to say who is the best, you know. I think if you do a top five, anyone you pick can do almost anything on the court and is great for their team. So it's hard to say who is the one best. Scoop: But do you feel that you are in the conversation? Parker: Oh, definitely. ESPN.com

Scoop: Do you get mad when you are left out or not in the conversation? Parker: No, I don't get mad because at the end of the day I have the rings and that's the most important to me. At the end of the day when everything is going to be said and done and you'll look at numbers and stuff like that, I went to the Finals five times, the conference finals seven times, so it's like, I've been blessed and very lucky to be on a great team. So like I said, at the end of the day ... as long as I have the rings I don't care where they put me. ESPN.com

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Spurs guard Tony Parker agreed. “When I first came here, Spurs-Lakers, that’s all we talked about,” Parker said. “It was a huge rivalry, with him and Shaq. Those were great years. “They always say good stuff has to have an end, but hopefully we can see him one more time next year and he’ll be healthy and finish on a high.” ESPN.com

January 6, 2015 Updates

After a pair of aborted attempts at a return last month, Parker is targeting Tuesday’s game against the Pistons as the stage for his latest comeback. The Spurs have not ruled that out, officially listing Parker as questionable for the game at the AT&T Center. Having been without the services of their six-time All-Star for all but three of the past 16 games, the Spurs would welcome Parker against a Pistons team that has won five in a row since jettisoning disgruntled forward Josh Smith on Dec. 22. “Whenever we can get an All-Star point guard back in the lineup, we’d love to have him,” said reserve Patty Mills, four games into a return of his own after offseason shoulder surgery. “It’s just going to be up to him and how healthy he is.” San Antonio Express-News

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