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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Tony Parker is ’50-50′ on playing another NBA season

Tony Parker Hornets

The final active member of the San Antonio Spurs’ Big Three is seriously considering retirement this offseason.

Charlotte Hornets point guard Tony Parker told French TV show “C’a Vous” that he is “50-50” on playing another season, and the main temptation to return is the opportunity to play in the first-ever NBA game in Paris next January.

“It’s 50-50. I haven’t made my decision yet,” Parker said, via BeBasket, as translated by Antonis Stroggylakis of EuroHoops. “I told the club that I will give them an answer in June. I really hesitate. I have nothing to prove. I want to spend time with my family. And there’s another part of me that wants to make one last season. There will be an NBA match in France, in Paris. It will be a beautiful event.”

Parker admitted that he found it difficult to motivate himself while playing for the Hornets, a team not in contention for a title, after spending the bulk of his career with the Spurs.

The French guard had joined Charlotte in search of a bigger role as he played out the twilight of his NBA career. Ultimately, he ended up playing a career-low 17.9 minutes per game on a non-contender. It doesn’t sound like he enjoyed that aspect of it very much, and there’s no reason to believe the Hornets will be significantly better next season, either.

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