From reports he was offered to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul, to being rumored to be a New York Knick should the Spurs want to trade him, Tony Parker has been in the middle of trade rumors for sometime.
With a season full of injuries causing him to not have a typical “Parker season” and the emergence of George Hill, Parker seems to be a prime target for any trade rumors involving the Spurs.
Finally Parker has put in his own two-cents. Here is what he had to say via the San Antonio Express News.
“Again, I want to make it clear: I want to stay in San Antonio,” said Parker, reached at his home on the Northwest Side. “My heart is in San Antonio. But it doesn’t seem to matter what I say. The rumors get worse and worse, and as I go through my free-agent year, I know there will be even more.”
“I’m happy in San Antonio,” Parker said. “My wife and I are very happy. I built my home base here, so why wouldn’t I want to be here?”
With next season being Parker’s last contract year, he remains hopeful both sides will begin discussing an agreement as early as October, keeping him in Silver and Black for a long time.