Apr 1, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) brings the ball up court during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs 92-90. Mandatory Credit: Spruce DerdenUSA TODAY Sports
Mike Monroe from San Antonio Express-News, stated All-Star point guard Tony Parker’s availability for Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets at Denver’s Pepsi Center won’t be determined until coaches and members of the team’s medical staff get a chance to evaluate him after a workout scheduled for this morning.
Parker has gone through and played through many injuries this season. Currently, he is sustaining from what was thought at first was to his shin, but Monroe states that it was because of a sore neck.
Kawhi Leonard voiced his opinion to Monroe when he saw Parker went from probable for Wednesday’s game, then quickly changed to questionable.
“Oh, that’s going to be good if he’s able to play,” starting forward Kawhi Leonard said when news of Parker’s probable status was relayed. “Hopefully, he can. We need him back out there on the floor.”
And when the change of his availability, Leonard reacted again.
“It’s not good,” he said. “We need him back in our lineup right now to build team chemistry going into the playoffs.”
It is not a surprise how Parker’s teammates feel about Parker when he is on the floor.