Tony Parker Career Stats
Basketball fans tend to think of the Spurs as a defensive juggernaut driven by Tim Duncan's work in the low post. In reality, the Spurs rolled to the NBA Finals last season thanks, in very large part, to a blindingly efficient offense. And the driver of that offense is Tony Parker. Even after 10 years in the league, Parker remains one of the quickest lead guards in the game and is able to break down just about any defense with his dribble. That allows him to get to the basket with ease last season's 20.3 ppg was his best since 2008-09 or set up his teammates for easy buckets his 7.6 apg last season just missed matching his career-high of 7.7. And he does it without a jump shot that commands any respect he shot just 35 percent from long range last season, and had just 24 made threes. Unfortunately, his value on the floor doesn't translate quite as well for fantasy purposes. His lack of three-point shooting and steals (under 1.0 spg for much of his career) hurt his value in most leagues. It will be interesting to see if last year's free-throw percentage a career-best 85 percent is a sign of improvement or a one-year aberration from a player that usually lands in the mid-70s.
With Tim Duncan closing in on the end of his stellar career and Manu Ginobili always nursing one injury or another, Tony Parker has become the primary driver of the San Antonio offense. "Driver" is the operative word, of course-Parker has never been much of an outside shooter. Defenses play him to make plays off the dribble, but they still have no end of trouble staying in front of him. That said, he's never been a top-tier option in standard fantasy leagues because points and assists-and a pretty good shooting percentage-are essentially all you'll get. Parker has never been a particularly good source of steals, doesn't rebound much, and is a poor three-point shooter. He was injured early in the offseason when caught in a nightclub melee involving two rappers, but was able to recover in time to play for Team France at the London Olympics. He should have a clean bill of health well in advance of training camp.
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What are the Tony Parker stats?
This year Tony Parker has a field goal percentage of .534% and has a three point percentage of .500. So far to a good start. Cha!