Tony Parker signs with Hornets; Dwight Howard eyeing Washington

by Steven Clarke July 8, 2018, 2:22
Tony Parker signs with Hornets; Dwight Howard eyeing Washington

Parker received a lot of interest outside of San Antonio, and the Hornets presented an ideal situation for him.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Parker agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The veteran point guard was drafted by the Spurs with the 28th pick in 2001.

This echoes what former San Antonio forward Sean Elliott said about Popovich and Leonard.

LAS VEGAS Tony Parker went to San Antonio as a teenager almost two decades ago, quickly became part of the Spurs' legendary Big Three and celebrated four championships while wearing silver and black.

Parker, speaking to The Undefeated today, denied he ever had a problem with Leonard saying: "We never had an argument". But I'm excited to play for my idol in M.J.

The only coach Parker has only known during his career, Gregg Popovich, later released a statement on the impact the point guard had on the franchise.

Leonard is now seeking a trade after playing in only nine games last season because of his injured right quad. 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. He also averaged a career-low 19.5 minutes per bout in 55 games.

Tension between Parker and Leonard emerged after Parker said his own quadriceps injury was "100 times worse" than Leonard's, who had been seeking outside treatment and recovering away from the team for most of last season. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly awesome memories. Parker said to ESPN. It's very sad that the media took one quote and made it sound like I didn't want to play with him.

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