Spurs sign point guard Tony Parker to multi-year extension

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Tony Parker will remain the starting guard for the San Antonio Spurs in the foreseeable future as he signed a multi-year extension Friday.

The Spurs did not mention details of the contract but Parker will make $12.5 million next season in the final year of his current contract.

The 32-year-old Parker led the Spurs in scoring for the fourth straight season with an average of 16.7 points. He averaged 17.4 points in the playoffs to lead the Spurs’ run to the NBA title.

Parker has spent his entire 13-year NBA career with the Spurs after being selected by San Antonio with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.

The 32-year-old Parker is one of the most decorated players in Spurs history, being named to four All-NBA Teams while earning six All-Star appearances.

In his career, Parker has appeared in 940 regular season games averaging 17.1 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 32.6 minutes. He has seen action in 196 playoff games averaging 18.9 points, 5.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 35.7 minutes.

Only two active NBA players, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, have appeared in more postseason games than Parker. Among all-time NBA Playoff career leaders he ranks 12th in points (with 3,705), eighth in assists (1,034) and eighth in games (196).

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