Hill: Parker still valuable to team

George HillReports and rumors all summer long have implied that Tony Parker’s time in San Antonio might be coming to an end due to George Hill’s emergence. Some have even used the word expendable.

But not Hill, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News:

“I’ve heard that (stuff),” Hill said, “but I don’t think a player like Tony Parker, a guy who has helped this team win and has championships under his belt, can ever be considered expendable.”

While many in San Antonio believe Hill is ready to take the reins at point guard, after starting all playoff games and several regular season games, I think he could use more seasoning and more time with Parker might be beneficial, not to mention something Hill wants as well.

“Right now I don’t pay any attention to it. ‘TP’ is my teammate, and that’s all I’m riding with. Hopefully, I still get to play alongside him next year in that 1-2 combo situation.”

Monroe also noted that Spurs assistant Chad Forcier has been working with Hill on developing a teardrop shot similar to Parker’s. It’ll be interesting to see the teardrop in action even when Parker does head to the bench next season.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

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