Tony Parker’s heralded stint with all the San Antonio Spurs is now over after 17 seasons and 4 NBA championships.
The six-time All-Star point guard has decided to a two-year, $10m handle the Charlotte Hornets, the Associated Press reported on Friday citing anyone with expertise in the negotiations. Whomever spoke on condition of anonymity Friday given that the deal will never be signed.
Is this no more the Dallas Spurs’ remarkable era of NBA success?
Parker lost his starting role when using the Spurs last season. The move to Charlotte reunites him with former Spurs assistant James Borrego, who was crowned head coach in Charlotte earlier this offseason.
Parker, the franchise’s career assists leader, averaged career-lows of seven.7 points and 19.A few minutes last season.
He was an important part of 137 playoff wins with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the 2nd most by any coach and player in NBA history. Popovich and Spurs legend Tim Duncan combined for 157 playoff wins. Parker in addition appeared in 17 consecutive postseasons; only Karl Malone and John Stockton’s run of 19 straight playoff trips are longer.
Earlier Friday, the AP reported that Carmelo Anthony as well as Oklahoma City Thunder have mutually decided that he or she isn’t going to be for the team next season, it remains unclear how that departure would really happen. The individual spoke on condition of anonymity because no buyout, trade or waiving has become executed, adding that Anthony would prefer to sign that has a contender if he can be a free agent.
Anthony is due to make $28m this coming year, his last inside a five-year, $125m contract he signed with New york city just before getting gone after Oklahoma City. He’s got said he may not accept a reserve role, and through parting with him C somehow C the Thunder could save more than $90m in luxury tax payments.
Anthony averaged 16.2 points on 40% shooting last season, the two of those being career-lows.