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Tony Parker | Guard | #9

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (28) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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Tony Parker (quad) said he hopes to return by the end of the month.
Coach Gregg Popovich also said Parker is progressing well through rehab protocol. It appears Parker could be back in the lineup after Thanksgiving. However, even when fully healthy last season, Parker was not a valuable fantasy commodity. Now 35, recovering from a major injury and dealing with a minutes restriction in a crowded backcourt, Parker should be left on waivers in almost all fantasy formats. Nov 11 - 9:40 AM

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Tony Parker (quad) is expected to be back in the lineup in December.

"Tony's at the point where he's been going 5-on-5 and that kind of thing," coach Gregg Popovich said. "He's not totally confident. It'll be a few more weeks. But he's definitely going the right direction." Parker is well past his prime at age 35 and it's safe to expect heavy restrictions with some maintenance days mixed in once he returns, so most fantasy owners should leave him on the wire.
Source: ESPN
Nov 9 - 11:04 AM

Tony Parker has been recalled from the G-League.

Parker was sent down to get in a practice with the G-League squad, but now he'll be back with the Spurs to watch Tuesday's game from the sidelines in a fancy suit. He's hopeful to get back around Thanksgiving, but he doesn't offer enough upside to warrant a stash in most settings.
Nov 7 - 3:35 PM

The Spurs have assigned Tony Parker to the G-League.

This is his second trip to the G-League as he continues to rehab his quad injury. Parker is reportedly ahead of schedule and it sounds like he could return to action around Thanksgiving. In the meantime, Patty Mills will continue to start with Dejounte Murray backing him up.
Nov 6 - 12:06 PM

The Spurs recalled Tony Parker from the G League.

He is still rehabbing his quad tendon surgery. The Austin Spurs don't start their G League season until Friday, so this move is likely just a formality. Parker is believed to be ahead of schedule and he could make it back on an NBA court before Thanksgiving, but December appears to be the target. There's still little incentive to stash him.
Nov 1 - 4:21 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Spears, Tony Parker is being sent on a rehab assignment to the Austin Spurs in the G-League.

This is an indication that Parker is closing in on a return to action. His original timetable was set in January, but he's way ahead of schedule and could even return at some point in November. Until then, impressive second-year PG Dejounte Murray will hold down the fort.
Oct 25 - 11:44 AM

Gregg Popovich said that Tony Parker (quad) might be able to make it back to the court by December.

"I think he’s going to be ahead of schedule," Popovich said. "I kept thinking he might be ready in January or something. He might be ready in December. He’s come along really well." Parker has been cleared to do weight work, running and shooting but he's still about a month away from taking contact. While he might be able to beat his initial timetable that suggested he'd be out until January, the 35-year-old former Finals MVP remains a pretty unattractive draft day target in most leagues.
Oct 4 - 12:20 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tony Parker (quad) is at least a month away from taking contact.

He's still way ahead of his original timetable and it sounds like we'll see him return to action in December. Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills will likely split the PG minutes until Parker is healthy. The 35-year-old veteran doesn't have much stash appeal in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 2 - 9:35 PM

Tony Parker (left quad surgery) is targeting a return "at the end of November," nearly two months ahead of his original timetable.

"I got some good news," Parker said. "My tendon is healed ... I think I need another two months." This is very encouraging but it doesn't guarantee that he will help fantasy owners before the new year, since the Spurs will be extra cautious with their 35-year-old stalwart. "I will have to convince Pop now," Parker added. "If it were up to him, I would not play before the playoffs." In his absence, Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills should split minutes at PG.
Sep 24 - 8:13 PM

Spurs shooting guard Danny Green told reporters that Tony Parker (left quad) is "a couple of months ahead of schedule."

Here's the full quote from Green: "[Parker] obviously had a tough injury last year but he's recovering. He's a couple of months ahead of schedule. I don't want to leak anything but he might be playing a lot sooner than people think he's playing." We'll obviously have to wait for confirmation from the Spurs coaches and medical staff, but this is surprising news. Parker, who was previously expected to be out until January, should still be avoided on draft day, but if he's projected to return sooner, that negatively impacts Dejounte Murray's fantasy value.
Sep 5 - 10:15 AM

Tony Parker (left quad) said that he's targeting a return to the court in four to five months.

He said back in May that he was targeting a return in January, so it sounds like he's still on pace to meet that goal. "It's OK. It's OK. It's getting better and better," Parker said of his quad. "I'm starting to run like a little bit. I'm walking pretty well. I think it's still going to be a long process. It's still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy in with the progress." Parker can be ignored in standard-league drafts and wouldn't have been a target even if he was 100 percent. Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills will hold down the fort at PG until he returns to action.
Source: News 4 SA
Aug 10 - 11:05 AM

Tony Parker (quad) told L’Equipe that he plans to make his return in January.

"I will play my best basketball when I return in January," he said. This confirms that Parker is expecting an eight month recovery after undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured left quadriceps, meaning he could miss the first couple months of the 2017-18 season. He will likely have heavy restrictions upon his return with plenty of maintenance days mixed in, so the 35-year-old veteran won't be a recommended fantasy asset next season. With Patty Mills hitting free agency, Dejounte Murray could open the season as the starting PG.
Source: EuroHoops
May 29 - 11:51 AM

Tony Parker (quad) could miss up to eight months after undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured left quadriceps tendon on Friday.

According to Dr. Josh Bell, a San Antonio orthopedist, "In four to six months, you can usually return to some activity. But that’s not basketball." In typical cases, it could take eight months or longer to recover fully. At this point, it appears doubtful that Parker will be healthy by training camp and may miss the start of the 2017-18 season. Factoring in his age and declining production, in addition to this serious injury, Parker is a player to avoid in fantasy drafts next season.
May 6 - 9:18 AM

The Spurs announced on Friday that Tony Parker underwent successful surgery to repair his ruptured left quadriceps tendon.

Parker had already been ruled out for the rest of the postseason. The Spurs said a timeline for Parker’s return would be determined at a later day. Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Friday morning that he is undecided about who will start at point guard for the Spurs in Game 3, but Patty Mills is expected to be the most significant increase in playing time and production.
May 5 - 1:50 PM

The Spurs announced that Tony Parker will miss the rest of the postseason with a ruptured left quadriceps tendon.

A timetable for his return will be announced at a "later date." This is a brutal blow for the Spurs as Parker really came alive in the playoffs after a quiet regular season, averaging 15.9 points, 3.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 triples on 52.6 percent shooting through eight games. The 34-year-old veteran has one more year left on his deal worth $15.4 million. Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard will all take on more playmaking responsibilities in the absence of Parker, while we could see more of rookie PG Dejounte Murray.
May 4 - 12:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Rudy Gay
3Kyle Anderson
4Jaron Blossomgame
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne