They speak Tony Parker's move to Charlotte, what's the deal with the Kawhi situation, how has Pop handled this year so far, and what's to come in the 2018 Spurs season.
Tony Parker, the longest-tenured member of the franchise, has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a two-year, $10 million deal, Yahoo Sports reported. The Spurs developed a young point guard in Dejounte Murray. He said it was a tough and emotional decision, while adding, "I will always love San Antonio". While the four championships, six All-Star appearances and four All-NBA selections highlight his resume, the biggest joy for me has been to have the pleasure of watching TP grow up before our eyes.
"I have no problem with Kawhi Leonard", Parker said to ESPN. "I will always be a Spur".
Parker hoped to make it an even 20 seasons with the Spurs, which would require the team to re-sign him for three years. And per Wojnarowski's report, that was that with Leonard and the Spurs.
Parker was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007 when San Antonio defeated Cleveland.
"It's hard to put into words how important Tony Parker has been to the Spurs franchise over the past two decades", head coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. He averaged 7.7 points and 5.7 assists per game during that season.
The 36-year-old Parker has spent the first 17 seasons of his career with the Spurs, winning five titles along with the likes of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly incredible memories. Parker told ESPN following the departure he never felt any tension with his former teammate.
"I said yes because it was true".
Parker ruptured his left quadriceps tendon in the 2016-17 Western Conference Final and now says he is close to 100 percent healed. "But that didn't lessen the significance of his injury". It's very sad that the media took one quote and made it sound like I didn't want to play with him.