REPORT: Nuggets, Hornets eyeing UFA Tony Parker


    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker chases the ball against Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay on Wednesday. AP PHOTO

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    Are the Nuggets and Hornets looking at San Antonio Spurs unrestricted free agent Tony Parker?

    According to French site LeEquipe, they may be.

    According to the site, the Nuggets and Hornets are just two of several teams looking to add Parker to their roster heading into next season.

    Via Basket USA:

    According to our colleagues at L'Equipe , Charlotte and Denver are part of the "five or six teams" who have positioned themselves to convince the 4-time NBA champion to change teams.

    Parker has been vocal about remaining a Spur and to finish out his career in S.A.

    However, he is also not opposed to playing for another team next season should the Spurs not re-sign their long-time point guard.

    "It is not yet sure that I'll stay with the Spurs. I am open to all proposals, I would like to have my entire career in San Antonio.
    The sport is a business and we will have to make choices. I had 17 years with the Spurs, I would always be nostalgic but this is not the end of the world if I change my club. I figure two to three years more, if I go somewhere else, I'm 50-50. I do not see myself outside basketball yet I want to stay three more years to do the 20 seasons."

    Last season, Parker saw Dejounte Murray move into the starting point guard spot and humbly took a role off the bench as Murray's backup.

    He saw action in 55 games, averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 19.5 minutes for San Antonio last season. This includes a season-high 23 points versus Memphis.

    He came back from a horrible leg injury during the 2017 playoff series versus Houston in record time and joined the team later in the 2017-18 season.

    Parker was selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, 28th overall pick, and helped the Spurs win four NBA titles. In 2007 he was named the NBA Finals MVP after the Spurs swept LeBron James and the Cavs.

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