San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately and putting fans and Spurs' coaching staff in a state of worry.
By now you know Parker injured his eye when he found himself near a New York City nightclub brawl between two music stars. The injury was later found to be worse than expected which now puts TP's playing status with the French national team for the upcoming 2012 Olympics in doubt.
So with all this concern with his eye injury, how about a distraction from this drama and a look at his top 10 plays from last season.
My favorite play from TP is play number eight. What is your favorite play from TP from last season?
The clock is ticking, just 2 days away from the Draft Day. I wonder what the Spur's coaching staff, coach Pop. GM Buford and Mr. Holt are thinking. Will they find another Kawhi Leonard? Hardly. They have no ist round draft pick. Will they sign free agents? Can they afford it? Will they trade? Maybe. The Spurs find themselves in a bind. TD is free agent. How much can they afford to re-sign him? Which issue comes first, singing TD or trade? I supposed re-signing TD takes precedence but, concommitant is a plan of action to draft in the ist round, is at all possible. So first, how much is reasonable and acceptable to re-sign TD? I supposed 2 or 3 years with the at the team's option, $12m on the ist year, $10m on the 2nd and $7m on the last. Will TD accept it? I supposed. He had enjoyed financial bounty for so long. giving back would not be so hard. For the love of the game and possibly the chance to win another ring. It means $9m saved. Mgnt might be looking at Jackson's ridiculously high contract. Maybe Mgnt could be thinking of extending his tenure for 2 yrs including the current with a restructured salary of $7m/annually or $3m saved for a total savings of $12m during the first year. They might be thinking of using the money saved to sign free agents, long, younger, athletic, aggressive and fit the Spurs' system. Or, if Jackson rejects the offer, he could be shopped. The free agency is full of sf or traded for a low ist round draft. They would know that this move generates savings of at least $7m. Would there be takers? I supposed. The Spurs don't have the monopoly of understanding his antics and past history. There must be teams willing to accept a veteran leader who can guard, rebound, assist and shot the ball. He proved it. Next, what will they do with Splitter. He seems adequate but, slow in his development. If I were a part of the Spurs' brainstorming session, I would rather take the risk of tutoring a rookie than staying stagnant with him. Maybe to sweeten the pot, I would include Bonner and Anderson (sign trade) to facilitate moving to the ist round draft, maybe as high as . . . . and get . . . .. Is it possible? It is bruited that the Bobcats may be looking for a trade partner to get maybe 2 or 3 players. The Rockets maybe a willing partner. They have several newcomers in their lineup. Maybe the Raptors. Bargniani is not comfortable playing pf/c. Danny Green rose from a bench player to ist five in the regular season. He was effective, until he vanished in the western conference finals. The Celtics have draft # 21-22 and appear interested in Green. If the Celtics are willing to give up their draft rights for Green, why not? Blair? He committed during the draft that hew will give 110% performance. He is but, he is undersized to play pf/c. Maybe he could be traded for a high 2nd round draft pick.