San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker will remain with the team for a few more years. The Spurs announced today that the 32-year-old guard signed a three-year contract extension that is worth a reported $43.3 million — the maximum amount Parker could sign for.
Tony Parker’s precise contract: Three-years, $43.3 million, league source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 1, 2014
Whether the aging Parker is worth that amount of cash is up for debate, but in either case, it looks like Parker will remain with the 2014 NBA champs past next season when his present four-year contract worth $50 million was set to expire.
Here’s the team’s announcement:
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 (second team in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and third team in 2009) while earning six All-Star appearances (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014). The Spurs have captured four NBA Championships during Parker’s tenure in San Antonio.
During the 2013-14 season Parker averaged 16.7 points, 5.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 29.4 minutes. It marked the fourth consecutive season that Parker has led the Spurs in scoring. He earned All-NBA Second Team honors and was the Spurs’ lone representative in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.
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).
Parker, who was the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals, is the Spurs all-time NBA career leader in assists in both regular season and playoff action.
(H/t: CBS Sports)