When draft day hit and it was announced the San Antonio Spurs had made a trade, it was not Tony Parker who was traded, but backup point guard George Hill. This could turn out to be a blessing for them.
When the season starts, it will be 29-year-old Tony Parker still leading a team with their future in question. The three core players have played together since the 2002-03 season, and for them this could be a last-chance run for another title.
If they don't succeed this year, Tony Parker will be the biggest key to the franchise's future. He is a player in the latter stages of his prime years, but he has proven over the years to be a great player and an even better on-court leader.
This not only talks about why he is still in a Spurs uniform, but what his future holds as well.
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