Tony Parker and Boris Diaw have known each other for a long time, and they’re comfortable with each other’s style of play. This upcoming season, the San Antonio Spurs once again need the French Connection to showcase that chemistry.
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Parker is still the point guard everyone loves to watch when he buries floaters that many players cannot guard as well as utilizing a spin move that fakes out opponents for days. Diaw is a well-rounded guy who has decent vision as a passer and respectable shooting range.
These guys know what it means to win games. Parker and Diaw proved that when they led the French national team to a 2013 FIBA EuroBasket tournament championship, followed by helping the Spurs win the 2014 NBA Finals.
Both players need to stay consistent, but that means they must remain healthy throughout the season.
If Parker can avoid injury, he can be once again be considered a go-to point guard. Diaw tends to stay healthy anyway, so if he manages to rebound from a somewhat-disappointing 2014-15 season, San Antonio won’t need to worry about the power forward.
The Spurs have new players on board, and the French Connection can show the new guys—LaMarcus Aldridge and David West—the ropes. Spurs fans should appreciate the veteran experience and knowledge Parker and Diaw provide, and San Antonio needs both players to stay healthy for a championship run.