Although the San Antonio Spurs had their 19-game winning streak snapped in a 106-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (and they are now 0-4 against the Thunder this season), their 59-17 record if the best in the NBA.
The Spurs, who fell seconds short of a title last year, are obviously one of the favorites this year.
No one knows what the future holds for their aging trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, but Parker expects all three to be back next season.
When (Duncan and Ginobili) retire, it will be weird,” Parker told Basket-infos and as translated by Hoops Hype. “It will create a big hole in the locker room. I hope it will be as late as possible. I know they both have another year of contract. I know they will play next year, and we’ll see after that. They are healthy. Popovich takes care of players’ bodies and maybe they will want to continue after that. In any case, I hope to play as long as possible with them.”
Parker is having another fantastic season, averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.