Tony Parker agrees to deal with Hornets, reports say

Tony Parker Leaves Spurs, Signs With Charlotte Hornets For 2 Years At $10mill

ESPN reported that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich received a call from Parker himself to inform him of his plan shortly before it became public. However, he has a close friend on the Hornets in fellow Frenchman Nic Batum.

Parker said he never had any issues with Spurs star Kawhi Leonard - who missed almost all of last season due to a lingering quad injury.

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.

In March, a frustrated Parker told the media that his injury was "a hundred times worse" than Leonard's.

Parker is the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving. While the four championships, six All-Star appearances and four All-NBA selections highlight his resume, the biggest joy for me has been to have the pleasure of watching TP grow up before our eyes.

Anthony and Howard will be on the move, seeking theirs.

Leonard and Parker both had quad injuries last offseason. But there will be suitors for him, with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat all believed to have interest.

Tony Parker has agreed to a two-year, $10M deal with Charlotte, league source tells ESPN.

Buyout terms with Howard, who was due to make $24 million this season, were progressing Friday and Nets general manager Sean Marks said they should be wrapped up quickly. "Neither one of us is trying to have this drawn out".

Spurs fans have known for a few years now that the 36-year-old was coming near to the end of his playing career with the team, and many thought leadership control of the team would transfer over to Kawhi Leonard. "It's going to be very interesting this year and I look forward to a lot of exciting basketball".

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