HoopsHype Tony Parker rumors

December 19, 2013 Updates
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All-Star point guard Tony Parker will miss road games at Phoenix (Wednesday) and Golden State (Thursday) with a right shin contusion, the Spurs announced Tuesday. Parker, 31, will be re-evaluated when the team returns to San Antonio, at which point his status for Saturday’s home game against fellow Western Conference power Oklahoma City will be determined. San Antonio Express-News

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Spoelstra: Ray did what he’s done for so many years. Ginobili: Bad, very bad. Parker: We all have scars in our careers. That one is pretty deep. Duncan: It was painful. Popovich: I’ve thought about it every day. I’m anxious for it to go away. It hasn’t happened yet. For The Win

December 10, 2013 Updates

The hidden impact of the Gay deal is that we're suddenly down to just 10 names in the entire league who are even eligible to be released via the amnesty clause next July. And when you read those 10 names you'll understand why Boozer and Perkins, now that Salmons has been dealt, are realistically the last two who can generate any legitimate amnesty speculation until the next collective bargaining agreement. They are: Atlanta's Al Horford; Boston's Rajon Rondo; Chicago's Boozer and Joakim Noah; Memphis' Mike Conley and Zach Randolph; Oklahoma City's Nick Collison, Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins; San Antonio's Tony Parker. ESPN.com

December 3, 2013 Updates

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili played in their 469th regular-season win for the Spurs on Monday, giving them the third-highest total for any trio of teammates in NBA history. The Spurs' big three had been tied with Bill Russell, K.C. Jones and Sam Jones (468 for Boston). The two higher totals were by Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish for the Celtics (540); and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper for the Lakers (490). ESPN.com

November 29, 2013 Updates

Having joined the Spurs as a 19-year-old in 2001, Parker already is in his 13th season in silver and black. With the recent announcement of the two-year contract extension that will take Bryant to a 20th season with the Lakers, Parker has envisioned a similar run. “Why not?” Parker said before the Spurs departed Oklahoma City for Friday's game against the Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando. “The way I play, I think I can definitely play that long.” “When I see (Lakers point guard) Steve Nash being an All-Star at 38, I feel like I've got the same kind of game,” he said. “Neither one of us jumps that much. We're sort of like the kings of layups and great pick-and-roll players, so I can see myself playing that long, too.” San Antonio Express-News

October 31, 2013 Updates
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France has the most international players, including the Spurs' Tony Parker, with 10. Canada has eight representatives while Australia and Spain each have five. Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Russia and Turkey each have four. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

From the earliest days of the fabled Zarko Paspalj era in the late 1980s, the Spurs have been at the forefront of international scouting. No surprise, then, that they once again have the most players born outside the continental United States, breaking their own NBA record with 10: Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tony Parker (France, by way of Belgium), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Boris Diaw (France), Marco Belinelli (Italy), Nando De Colo (France), Patty Mills (Australia), Cory Joseph (Canada), Aron Baynes (Australia, by way of New Zealand). San Antonio Express-News

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Spurs point guard Tony Parker left Saturday’s 121-96 preseason loss to Miami in the third quarter after banging a finger on the camera of a photographer seated on the baseline. Stephen Jackson sprained an ankle last season at MadisonSquareGarden tripping on a courtside waitress. In 2010, George Hill sprained an ankle after landing on a baseline photographer in Dallas. “It’s kind of like when you’re in your neighborhood. You keep telling people you need a stop sign, and they don’t change it until a kid gets killed and then they put up a stop sign,” Popovich said. “Somebody of stature is going to get seriously hurt by one of those guys, and then all hell will break loose.” San Antonio Express-News

October 20, 2013 Updates

Spurs point guard Tony Parker left Saturday’s 121-96 preseason loss to Miami in the third quarter after banging a finger on the camera of a photographer seated on the baseline. Parker’s left hand is fine, but his head coach was not thrilled with the cameraman’s proximity to the court at AmericanAirlines Arena. “It’s a danger waiting to happen,” Gregg Popovich said. San Antonio Express-News

October 19, 2013 Updates

Based on his 14-point third quarter in the Spurs’ 106-104 exhibition victory at Atlanta on Thursday, Parker seems well on his way to accomplishing those first two objectives. As a result, he says the Spurs’ regular-season opener Oct. 30 against Memphis cannot arrive soon enough. “I’m ready,” said Parker, who aims to repeat as the Spurs’ leading scorer and assist man in his 13th season. “My last competitive game was two or three weeks ago. I feel like (coach Gregg Popovich) is managing me perfectly, not overdoing it. I feel great and ready to go.” San Antonio Express-News

October 18, 2013 Updates

As a result, he says the Spurs’ regular-season opener Oct. 30 against Memphis cannot arrive soon enough. “I’m ready,” said Parker, who aims to repeat as the Spurs’ leading scorer and assist man in his 13th season. “My last competitive game was two or three weeks ago. I feel like (coach Gregg Popovich) is managing me perfectly, not overdoing it. I feel great and ready to go.” San Antonio Express-News

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But it was the evening before the European Championship title game and it was a curious time for a visit, so Batum swung open the door to see who was standing outside his room in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Staring back at him was Tony Parker, his teammate on the French national team and one of the NBA's premier point guards. Batum's friend wanted to chat. "I had messed up in the semifinals — had a baaaad game — and he came to me before the final," Batum said, recalling the unexpected face-to-face. "He said, 'Tomorrow's game is going to be your game. We need you. If we're going to win, you've got to lead us.' When a guy like that comes to you, before the biggest game of your life, and says 'you have to show the way, you have to be the man,' it gives you a lot of confidence." Oregonian

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