Tony Parker Comments on Finishing Career with Spurs, Health and More

October 10th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has already had a fantastic 14-year career, but the future Hall of Famer doesn't have plans to hang up his basketball shoes anytime soon.

Speaking to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Parker stated that he would like to play six more seasons with the Spurs. 

"The Spurs know I want to play until I'm 38," Parker said. "That will be 20 seasons for me. That's my goal. This year is No. 15. And if I'm lucky enough and I'm healthy, hopefully I can play 20 seasons, and then I'll be ready to retire."

Parker also acknowledged that it would be special to join the likes of David Robinson as spending his entire career in San Antonio. 

But Parker has started to show signs of slowing down. He hasn't hit the 70-game mark in a season since 2010-11, and his performance has been on the decline each of the past two seasons. 

After shooting 52.2 percent from the field in 2012-13, Parker dropped to 49.9 in 2013-14 and 48.6 last year. His scoring average also went from 20.3 points per game two years ago to 16.7 in 2013-14 and 14.4 in 2014-15, his lowest total since his rookie season in ...

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