In each of the last four seasons, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has magically seen his statistics get improve. He was greatly undervalued during fantasy basketball drafts this winter, but has once again proven he is wise beyond his years.
In his last six games alone, Parker has averaged 21 points, 7.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game, which is not a bad stat line from a backup fantasy point guard. He seems to do it year after year and Parker is once again overachieving for fantasy owners.
The veteran may have reached the dreaded age of 30, but he has shown no signs of slowing down. He continues to play well over 30 minutes per game and is leading a Spurs’ offense that was in desperate need of an identity before the season started. Parker has taken over this team as of late, as fellow All-Star Tim Duncan has been delegated to second fiddle down in San Antonio.
Parker is also having an amazing season shooting the ball as well. He is currently shooting a career high 82.9% from the free throw line and a phenomenal 51.1% from the field, both of which are utterly dominating from a fantasy standpoint. The majority of fantasy leagues account for free throw and field goal percentage; so most owners tend to overlook a player’s ability to knock down shots at a high rate during drafts. Parker has once again proven to be one of the best pure shooters in the game.
Parker will continue to be an amazing second point guard in fantasy this season. He is scoring at will and showing he can still distribute the basketball, so keep this veteran in your lineup at all times.