Dejounte Murray takes over Parker’s role for the Spurs
A new chapter is set to unfold in San Antonio, and for the Spurs times are changing. The pick-and-roll will always be featured in the Spurs system, but familiar faces like Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are set to fade.
With the trade deadline quickly approaching, coach Pop needs to make changes with the Spurs spiraling down–and now they find themselves falling down in seeding, currently in fourth. Dejounte Murray, the second-year guard started in Sunday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, but if the Spurs look to get back on track lineup changes is one of them. Turnovers, LaMarcus Aldridge struggling, and the lack of role players stepping up is only carving up the team.
Tony Parker, whose in his 17th season with the franchise confirmed with the media Sunday that he lost his job to Murray. Tony stated that Pop told him “That he thought it was time.” Just like Manu in his prime, Kawhi, and now Murray you got to understand when its time to take a backseat and support the decision, Parker said.
Parker will now whatever he can to help Dejounte, to the best of his ability, and now finds himself in the second unit with Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills. Next up though is a heavyweight showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom by the way just got dismantled by the Thunder on Saturday, so Murray better be ready to buckle down, or the Spurs could be facing a third loss in a row.