Tony Parker Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Hornets

Tony Parker Leaves Spurs, Signs With Charlotte Hornets For 2 Years At $10mill

Why Tony Parker 'had to move on' from Spurs

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

Tony Parker spent all of his first 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association in San Antonio, and over that span he won four National Basketball Association titles and was named to six All-Star teams. The four-time National Basketball Association champion, 2007 Finals MVP and six time All-Star averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists in 55 games last season.

Parker suffered a ruptured quad injury during the 2016-17 season, but still appeared in 63 games.

Parker lost his starting role with the Spurs last season.

After the meeting, Parker said his injury was 100 times worse than Leonard's. It will be interesting to see what the next step will be for Parker in terms of on-court impact with the Hornets but the basketball world already knows that he was integral to what San Antonio was able to build over almost two decades and Popovich clearly echoed that sentiment.

Parker is the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving. "When the journalist asked me if my injury was worse than Kawhi's, I said yes because it was true. He was the face of the franchise". In addition, Parker's public complaints about Leonard's injury were reportedly the last straw for Leonard, who now wants out of San Antonio.

Parker joined the franchise back in 2001 and will now be reunited with former Spurs assistant James Borrego, who was named head coach of the Hornets earlier this offseason. "All of us in the Spurs organization will miss having Tony in our program and wish him and his family the best as he continues his remarkable career in Charlotte".

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