Tony Parker's time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four National Basketball Association championships.
Parker, however, had an option to avoid basketball fans from recalibrating their expectations for next season, as he also had an offer on his table from the Spurs to keep him in San Antonio, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN's Undefeated.
Parker told reporters the injury he suffered in May 2017 was similar to Leonard's issue with his right quad but "a hundred times worse" and required eight months of rehab.
Still, even though it makes sense why the Spurs have moved on, it's going to be odd to see Parker in a uniform other than the black and white of the Spurs.
The Charlotte Hornets have a deal in principle to sign Frenchman Tony Parker as their veteran backup to point guard Kemba Walker, an National Basketball Association source confirmed to the Observer. The four-time National Basketball Association champion, 2007 Finals MVP and six time All-Star averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists in 55 games last season. I will always love San Antonio.
It's still unclear if Leonard would be willing to stay another year in San Antonio.
Tension between Parker and Leonard emerged after Parker said his own quadriceps injury was "100 times worse" than Leonard's, who had been seeking outside treatment and recovering away from the team for most of last season. It's very sad that the media took one quote and made it sound like I didn't want to play with him.
Parker said Friday his words were taken out of context. He averaged a career-low 7.7 points and 3.5 assists per game last season. "From his first game in 2001 at age 19, TP has impressed and inspired us - day-after-day, game-after-game, season-after-season - with his passion, dedication and desire".
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