Tony Parker PG SAS 4 months ago

Parker completed his 14th NBA season posting averages of 14.4 points, 0.6 three-pointers, 1.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 0.6 steals in 29 minutes per game through 68 games played in 2014-15.

Signed with the Spurs through the 2017-18 season, the 33-year-old point guard battled nagging injuries (Achilles, ribs, hamstring, ankle, thigh) over the course of the 2014-15 season. Although he played in 68 games, Parker's production fell as he averaged his lowest number of assists since his rookie year and the second-lowest points average of his career. Parker struggled in the playoffs, shooting 36 percent from the field and 59 percent from the free-throw line through seven games played against the Clippers, unable to matchup adequately against Chris Paul. Though the Spurs are a loyal franchise to their players, if Parker doesn't get healthy enough going into next season, there's a chance his role could be reduced. With that said, if the Spurs' training staff can work the same magic they have on Tim Duncan to help get Parker moving in the right direction, it's also possible he'll enjoy a resurgence at what is an advanced age in the NBA.

Tony Parker PG SAS 5 months ago

Parker, who had been battling health issues throughout the series, had his best game in the Game 7 loss, scoring 20 points (10-21 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 34 minutes Saturday.

Parker topped 20 points for the first time this series in Game 7, but it wasn't enough to force his team into the second round. He averaged 10.9 points and 3.6 assists through the seven games of the series, but was clearly hampered through most of this season with various injuries.

Tony Parker PG SAS 5 months ago

Parker admitted that he's not 100 percent but said he'll continue to play through injury, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

The point guard declined to offer a percentage for his health, but he's clearly still hampered by the Achilles injury he aggravated during Game 2 last week. He was ineffective in Game 3 Friday, scoring just six points on 3-of-11 shooting in 26 minutes, but he rebounded with an 18-point effort in Game 4. As a player who doesn't rely too heavily on his athleticism, Parker can still be effective, though it may not be realistic to expect him to produce at the level we've seen in playoffs past.

Tony Parker PG SAS 5 months ago

Parker (Achilles) posted six points, three rebounds, and three assists in 26 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Clippers.

Parker has been dealing with various ailments but it didn't stop him from playing Game 3. He saw limited minutes because the Spurs took on a commanding lead, so he'll get enough rest in between games to suit up for Game 4.

Tony Parker PG SAS 6 months ago

Parker (Achilles) will play in Game 3 on Friday against the Clippers, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Parker was listed as questionable after his Achilles tightened up in the second half of Wednesday's Game 2. While Parker, himself, has downplayed the injury, there has been some concern within the organization that he may be limited going forward. If that's the case, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph could pick up some extra minutes off the bench. Parker was limited to just one point and five assists in 30 minutes Wednesday.

Tony Parker PG SAS 6 months ago

Parker (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers, the Spurs' official site reports.

Parker entered Wednesday's outing with an ailing left ankle and left hip, but in the commotion of game action, he emerged with tightness in his right Achilles. Although he found great difficulty scoring -- 0-6 FG, 1-2 FT -- he still dished five assists, grabbed a pair of rebounds, and recorded a steal in 30 minutes. If Parker is at all limited Friday, Patty Mills is poised to handle point guard duties, which worked wonders in an 18-point performance Wednesday.

Tony Parker PG SAS 6 months ago

Parker (Achilles) does not believe his injury is serious, the San Antonio Express News reports. "It's been a tough year, but I think I'll be all right," Parker told reporters Thursday.

Parker left Wednesday's Game 2 in the second half after his Achilles tightened up. He noted that it was the same injury he suffered earlier this month in a game against the Thunder on April 7. "Same thing, same thing," Parker said. "I think I put too much pressure on the right ankle because of the soreness in my left ankle." Parker's comments on the injury are certainly encouraging, but it's unclear how much discomfort he'll be playing through. The Spurs have just one day of rest before the series resumes from San Antonio on Friday night.

Tony Parker PG SAS 6 months ago

Parker (Achilles/ankle/thigh) managed to log 30 minutes in Game 2's win against the Clippers, but ultimately left the game with Achilles tightness and did not return. He finished with one point (0-6 FG), two rebounds, five assists, and one steal.

This is a bad news for Parker, who had already been dealing with ailments in his ankle and thigh. The good news for the Spurs is that they were able to rack up a win in the process. Still, Parker is an integral part of their offense, and it appears his ailments could drag on moving forward. Consider him a game-time decision for Game 3. If he were to sit, expect Patty Mills to see the bulk of his minutes.

Tony Parker PG SAS 6 months ago

Parker (ankle/thigh) will suit up Wednesday against the Clippers in Los Angeles, the LA Times reports.

Parker wasn't able to reach another gear during Sunday's playoff opener, recording 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 29 minutes. After an off-day Monday and practice Tuesday, he relayed that his left ankle and left thigh are "fine." The declaration confirms the belief that he'd take the court Wednesday, no matter his level of health.

Tony Parker PG SAS 6 months ago

Parker scored 27 points (13-18 FG, 1-3 FT) with one rebound and four assists in 26 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

Parker had only scored 21 points in his previous four games combined, so this performance came out of the blue. He is a low end point guard option due to his lack of assists, steals and three-pointers.