Fantasy Basketball: Owning Tony Parker Will Be Frustrating For Rest Of Year

By Adam McGill
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When the fantasy basketball season tipped off, San Antonio Spurs PG Tony Parker was a top-10 option in every format. He is a six-time All-Star and has averaged 17.8 points per game throughout his career, so naturally he was a very popular draft pick this winter.

Unfortunately, Parker hasn’t been the most reliable fantasy option this season. The numbers have been there for the point guard, as he has averaging an impressive 17.8 points and 6.3 assists per game, but he has missed a ton of action this year.

Parker has dealt with numerous injuries throughout the year and has already missed 11 contests, including seven games in February alone. He has missed time due to injuries to his back, knees, hamstring, and shin. It appears age is finally catching up with the ageless wonder and lately he has simply been listed on the injury report with general soreness, which isn’t too promising for the veteran’s fantasy value down the stretch. The team will likely be very with cautious with Parker over the final weeks of the season and he will be a major liability in the fantasy playoffs this year.

Parker will put up elite numbers whenever he is actually on the court, but fantasy fans shouldn’t expect the point guard to carry his weight the rest of the way. He will be one of the most frustrating fantasy players to own for the rest of the year.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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