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Tony Parker | Guard | #9

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (28) / SA
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Tony Parker went 5-of-12 from the field on Thursday for 13 points with seven assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.
Parker shot 8-of-10 from the field on Sunday, but he followed that up with 0-of-6 shooting on Tuesday, so tonight's game basically split the difference. The veteran has been open about the fact that he's no longer needed as an aggressive scorer, and he's very hard to trust on a night-to-night basis for fantasy purposes. Mar 23 - 11:40 PM

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Tony Parker missed all six of his shots on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, finishing with two points, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

He doesn't look healthy right now and did miss four games earlier this month due to a bad back. We expect him to pick up some DNP-rest days down the stretch, but even when he's active, he's a low-end option that's better suited for deeper leagues.
Mar 22 - 12:36 AM

Tony Parker has embraced his late-career role as a facilitator of the Spurs offense.

Once a main cog in the San Antonio attack, Parker is now merely a minor contributor. "Just try and get Kawhi [Leonard] and [LaMarcus Aldridge] rolling early in the game to make sure they’re in the best rhythm as possible," said Parker. "That’s my job right now. It’s not my job anymore to try and be a scorer or try to be aggressive." Parker is averaging fewer than 11 points and five assists per game for the first time since his rookie season in 2001-02. Add in his injury issues, and it's tough to trust Parker down the home stretch of this fantasy season.
Mar 21 - 9:56 AM

Tony Parker (back) said he played in both games of the back-to-back set on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve his conditioning.

"I need to get back into shape," said Parker, who is averaging a career-low 25.5 minutes. "Too much rest can go against me sometimes. That’s why I told [coach Gregg Popovich] I wanted to be out there and get a rhythm, because the playoffs they’re coming real fast." Parker hinted that he was over his back strain that cost him four games last week and also added that it shouldn't be a chronic issue. We still think he will be rested a bit more going forward, so he will be a shaky fantasy option the rest of the way.
Mar 20 - 9:36 AM

Tony Parker made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, finishing 8-of-10 from the field for 16 points, with seven assists, three rebounds and one turnover.

Parker was on a strict minute-limit tonight, after logging 25 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday. He looked great with 12 points in the second quarter alone, his most in a quarter all season, and at this point his deep-league owners will take what they can get. Gregg Popovich said Parker hasn't been able to find a "rhythm" this season due to injuries, so maybe they'll be less inclined to rest him down the stretch. As a footnote, Parker is now No. 22 in NBA history with 6,590 career assists.
Mar 19 - 10:02 PM

Tony Parker will play limited minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday.

Dejounte Murray (groin) is out for at least a few weeks and the good news is that Parker is healthy enough to play at all, following his recent back injury. Given his minute-limit, though, he's not an enviable fantasy asset.
Mar 19 - 5:43 PM

Tony Parker (back) returned from a four-game absence on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies and scored four points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

Maybe he returned too soon. Assuming the Warriors beat the Bucks on Saturday, the Spurs would be 3.0 games behind the Warriors for the top seed with 14 games left to play. The Spurs obviously need a healthy Tony Parker in the playoffs, so expect him to be rested quite a bit going forward. There's a good chance he sits out on Sunday vs. the Kings.
Mar 18 - 11:59 PM

Tony Parker (back) is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He's returning from a four-game absence and he will push Patty Mills back to the bench. The Spurs play again on Sunday and they have been cautious with Parker all season, so he could pick up a DNP-rest in his next outing. He's not a great pickup.
Mar 18 - 9:09 PM

Tony Parker (back) is not on the injury report and will be available for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

After a four-game absence, Parker should be ready to roll. The last time he had a multi-game absence, he played 22 minutes in his return, which seems like a fair estimate for tonight. If so, that should have Patty Mills at around 26 minutes. Parker won't be worth owning while Mills takes a small hit. Mills is still playing well enough to ride for now.
Mar 18 - 2:30 PM

According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, "signs are pointing" to Tony Parker (back) returning to play Saturday night vs. Memphis.

Parker has missed four straight games due to back stiffness but was able to participate in shootaround and seems to be trending in the right direction. Dejounte Murray (groin) was also able to take part in the team's shootaround. Patty Mills will see his minutes reduced once Parker and/or Murray return to game action.
Mar 18 - 1:08 PM

Tony Parker (back) will not play on Wednesday against the Blazers.

With Dejounte Murray (groin) also out, Patty Mills should be looking at heavy minutes once again -- he played 37 minutes in the last game. Bryn Forbes should be the backup for Mills and could get close to minutes in the low teens. Mills should be a solid DFS target in a good matchup.
Mar 15 - 6:49 PM

Tony Parker (back) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

Parker has spent the past three games on the sidelines, and there's a chance that number reaches four on Wednesday night. Dejounte Murray (groin) has already been ruled out, and if Parker is forced to join him on the sidelines, Patty Mills will pick up most of the point guard minutes in San Antonio.
Mar 15 - 12:15 PM

Tony Parker (back) will miss another game Monday against the Hawks due to his stiff back.

Parker will miss his third consecutive game, and Dejounte Murray (groin) joins him in street clothes for a second straight outing. That means Patty Mills will be forced to do the heavy lifting. Mills is an asset in fantasy leagues permitting daily transactions and for DFS play as a low-priced source with a high ceiling. Parker should be reserved in all weekly leagues as a precaution until he can officially return and knock off the rust.
Mar 12 - 9:56 PM

Both Tony Parker (back) and Dejounte Murray (groin) have been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

This will be the second straight game Parker has missed due to the bad back. With both Parker and Murray sidelined, Patty Mills will play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday night. Mills makes for a strong DFS option as a result. Danny Green may be asked to handle some point guard responsibilities as well. The Spurs will also be without starters LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) and Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol).

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: When Mills is on the court without those four guys, he boasts a usage rate of 25.3% and averages 0.88 FanDuel points per minute (449.7-minute sample size). He’s played 111.7 of those minutes alongside Pau Gasol and he’s returned 0.82 FD ppm when they’re both on the floor. Of course, the Warriors are playing their B-Team tonight, which makes Mills – and Gasol, (31.2% usage, 1.07 FD ppm without the injured players) – excellent targets.
Mar 11 - 11:44 AM

Tony Parker (back stiffness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

Parker did not play on Thursday due to the back injury. Dejounte Murray replaced him in the starting lineup and finished with four points, six rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. Patty Mills played 22 minutes off the bench but contributed very little (five points, zero boards and zero assists). Murray will likely draw another start on Saturday if Parker is unable to play, but this is a situation to avoid from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 10 - 6:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Jonathon Simmons
4Bryn Forbes
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David Lee
3Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Joel Anthony