HoopsHype Tony Parker rumors

June 4, 2014 Updates

Dr. Jason Garrett of Airrosti Rehab Center, who works directly with Parker, joined the Mike Taylor Show Wednesday morning to discuss the situation with Tony’s ankle. Dr. Garrett stated that Tony aggravated/slightly rolling his left ankle in Game Five against the Oklahoma City Thunder and a later diagnosis revealed a bone bruise. According to Dr. Garrett, pain is the primary issue but it can be easily mitigated with medication and other treatment. Tony is expected to be “95%” for the opening game of the NBA Finals. ProjectSpurs.com

"They don't like us. They don't," James said Monday in Miami. "I can sense it from Timmy's comments over the last couple of days. . They want us, so they got us." The Spurs, whose demeanor and remarks are normally as plain as sandwich bread, were a bit taken aback by James' reaction. "Knowing Timmy, that's not trash talking," San Antonio's Tony Parker said. "I don't think he meant it like that. But obviously, we are very motivated and we want to get it done. At the same time, we realize we are playing a very good team that went to the final four times in a row and won the last two." USA Today Sports

Parker conceded the ankle has bothered him since San Antonio's second-round series against Portland, although he did not divulge it at the time. "I don't like to talk about when I'm hurt," he said. "I played on it for the whole series against Portland. That's why I think my hamstring got hurt because I was playing on a bad ankle." Parker had tightness in his left hamstring midway through the second quarter of Game 5 against the Trail Blazers, forcing him to miss the rest of the Spurs' series-clinching victory. NBA.com

June 3, 2014 Updates

Spurs point guard Tony Parker said on French radio that he’ll play in Game 1 despite an ankle sprain he initially suffered back in Game 4 of the first round series against Dallas. San Antonio Express-News

June 1, 2014 Updates

Despite a sprained ankle, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is hopeful to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Parker "should be ready" to play in Game 1, two sources with direct knowledge told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Despite a sprained ankle, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is hopeful to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Parker will work to rehabilitate the sprain over the next several days of preparation for the Finals rematch with the Miami Heat. Yahoo! Sports

Of all the Gregg Popovich pearls of wisdom throughout the years, the one most salient to his San Antonio Spurs system is unofficially known as "good to great." It's not a complicated concept: great shots are better than good ones, so players must train themselves to make the extra pass without any regard for their own individual pursuits. The Spurs went from good to great yet again on Saturday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, winning Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals 112-107 in overtime against the Oklahoma City Thunder despite not having point guard Tony Parker for the second half. USA Today Sports

May 30, 2014 Updates

Quixem Ramirez: Parker on his hamstring: "I'm fine. I'm not going to complain about my stuff." Twitter @quixem

May 28, 2014 Updates

By the time the 105-92 win that tied the series 2-2 was over, he wasn't alone. Tony Parker, who played just six of his 26 minutes in the second half when Popovich benched his starters, sat stone-faced as he watched the one-sided affair unfold. Tim Duncan, who had a meltdown moment of his own in the third quarter when he could be seen flailing his arms and yelling toward coaches and guard Danny Green about the latest defensive mix-up, had gone from stoic to steamed as he sat helpless on the sideline. They had every reason to be angry, not to mention worried. USA Today Sports

May 26, 2014 Updates

But it was always about Ibaka. The raw emotion, the energy, the intensity — the Thunder were whole again. They were themselves. They had their monster in the middle back and they fed off him the entire game. The first play the Thunder ran was a high pick-and-pop to Ibaka, and he smoothly dropped it. When he erased a Tony Parker layup attempt a few minutes later, it was obvious things were different now. “I was so emotional, but you couldn’t really tell because I was on the court,” Ibaka said. “I will never stop thanking [my teammates] for tonight. I will never forget it.” DailyThunder.com

May 24, 2014 Updates

“I knew it was coming,” said Parker Saturday before boarding the team charter to Oklahoma City. “There was no way (he was sitting). I saw they were making fun of us like we were paranoid, but we look good now. I knew it. I just couldn’t believe he would miss the whole playoffs. In our day you would get a shot or something and you play. “I just knew he was going to play. I’m sure when they looked at the schedule they figured he had a chance to be back for Game 3. That’s why they didn’t bring him to San Antonio (for the first two games). I think it was planned from the beginning. And we’re going to have to be ready because we’re playing a very good team at home.” San Antonio Express-News

May 20, 2014 Updates

Duncan finished with 27 points on 11-for-19 shooting, with 21 of his points coming in the first half. The Spurs' backcourt of Tony Parker, Danny Green and sixth man Manu Ginobili that no longer had to fear Ibaka's long arms contesting on the perimeter shot 19-for-31 for 48 points. After shooting 44.2% against the Thunder in four regular season losses, the Spurs shot 57.5% from the field in all. "We always want to try to penetrate," Parker said. "We always want our ball movement, that's how we play — kick and pitch and stuff like that. You know, obviously it's a little bit better with (Ibaka) not being in the paint, but we're still going to try to penetrate and make stuff happen." USA Today Sports

May 19, 2014 Updates

Though he continues to experience some pain and tightness, Parker on Sunday declared his left leg fit enough to play in Monday's Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder, in large part because Mills and the rest of his teammates bought a few days of rest with their win in Game 5. San Antonio Express-News

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