A veteran like Parker doesn’t really take time off as soon as the off-season ends. It’s pretty much basketball every day of the week for the entire year for Parker. No wonder why the man is one of the best guards in the NBA.
In a FIBA game that had Belgium matched up against Tony Parker and France, France overcame a 15 point deficit and claimed the top spot in Group A of Eurobasket.
Parker put up 20 points against Belgium with six assists, a three pointer and going 7 for 12 from the free throw line.
The Belgium born point guard set a career high in 2012-2013 with 4.2 makes per game with a decent 84.5 percentage from the free throw line. Now with the San Antonio Spurs looking to take the Western Conference again this season, I expect those numbers from Tony Parker to increase.
This year could be the last year we see Tim Duncan and Tony Parker on the court together as both players are entering their 17th and 13th year in the league.