Parker, however, had an option to avoid basketball fans from recalibrating their expectations for next season, as he also had an offer on his table from the Spurs to keep him in San Antonio, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN's Undefeated.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave a heartfelt goodbye to the Spurs icon on Friday after Parker agreed to a deal with the Hornets, too.
Tony Parker, the longest-tenured member of the franchise, has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a two-year, $10 million deal, Yahoo Sports reported. Parker has spent the last 17 seasons with the Spurs winning four NBA Championships and being named to six All-Star teams during that run. With Popovich's blessing, Parker will see out his illustrious career in the Eastern Conference, in a more prominent role alongside Kemba Walker, himself the subject of trade rumors.
The veteran French point guard chose to seek a new challenge after slipping behind Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White in the pecking order.
After returning from a quad injury, he played 55 games last season, but averaged career-low numbers with 7.7 points and 3.5 assists per game.
Leonard is now seeking a trade after playing in only nine games last season because of his injured right quad. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly awesome memories.
"All of us in the Spurs organization will miss having Tony in our program and wish him and his family the best as he continues his remarkable career in Charlotte", Popovich said. Popovich and Spurs star Tim Duncan combined for 157 playoff wins.
In March, a frustrated Parker told the media that his injury was "a hundred times worse" than Leonard's.
The Denver Nuggets were also reportedly interested in Parker. And Parker is close friends with Charlotte's Nicolas Batum, who predictably was thrilled by the news.
In the women's draw, Serena's sister Venus overcame a slow start to claim a 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-1 win over Swede Johanna Larsson . I didn't serve at all. "I'm happy to get through that", she said , adding that she was "just taking one match at a time".
We clearly wanted to do more. "But in the end it wasn't enough". "We make sure we work hard for each other on and off the pitch". No. 6-ranked Switzerland had more of the possession but created few clear-cut chances against the well-drilled Sweden defense.
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However, the Red Devils face strong competition from Barcelona, who have already had a £50m bid for Willian rejected. I'm following the information about Barcelona on the internet but I still do not know anything.
China immediately responded with their own tariffs on $34 billion of American imports, primarily affecting US Auto and US Soy. The other $228.99 goes elsewhere. "If we don't find an exit ramp, this will accelerate like a snowball going down a hill".
It's taken even experienced rescue divers up to five hours to safely navigate the unsafe cave channels to reach the team. The only way to reach them was by navigating dark and tight passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents.
But the US President will spend hardly any time in London , minimizing the risk of awkward encounters with angry protesters. In order to secure consent to protest in Parliament Square Gardens, you have to apply via the events team at City Hall.
Abrams is directing the upcoming Star Wars film and has been spending most of his time working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan. According to Variety , Russell is in talks to play an undisclosed role in Star Wars IX that requires "action-heavy fight scenes".
The victor of Group G will play Japan in the last-16, and then a potential quarter-final against either Brazil or Mexico. The two managers made a combined 17 changes - Belgium nine, England eight - leading many to dub this game the phoney war.
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After Mexico was eliminated this week by Brazil , fans went to the Izmailovo market in Moscow looking to swap their sombreros. None of the teams in this side of the draw would have begun the tournament with realistic expectations of reaching the final.
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Very little did not work on this day, and he's allowed his two opponents to collect a total of 17 games through six sets. Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro thumped Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-1 6-2 in 95 minutes to move into the third round.
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Revised figures for April and May bring the monthly average for this year to 214,000 jobs-up from 182,000 the year before. Major trade partners, including China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, have retaliated with their own tariffs.
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