Hornets make it official, waive Tony Parker
NBA.com Global on Jul 03, 2019 05:23 AM
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 26: Tony Parker #9 of the Charlotte Hornets shoots the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on December 26, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Tony Parker announced in early June that he was retiring from the NBA after a stellar career. Today, the Charlotte Hornets made that fact official in their waiving of Parker's deal.
Selected 28th overall by the Spurs in the 2001 Draft, Parker had said he hoped to play 20 seasons in the NBA. A six-time All-Star, Parker was named to the All-NBA second team three times in his career and was Finals MVP in 2007. He spent the 2018-19 campaign with the Charlotte Hornets, who signed him after the Spurs opted not to bring him back as a free agent last summer. Parker reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Hornets and came off the bench in each of his 56 games last season.
Parker stated 1,151 games regular season games and averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game. He also played in 226 playoffs games, averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game.