Parker caught fire Monday against the Suns and posted 20 points (10-13 FG, 0-2 FT), eight assists, three steals, and one rebound in 32 minutes. Parker has looked to be more aggressive in scoring over the last four games, attempting 11.8 field goals and 5.0 free throws per game during that span. He's always been a capable scorer who can dish out assists, but as the season ages, his usage rate will probably go down. That being said, he's still an efficient fantasy point guard, and he should continue to contribute similar numbers as long as he's healthy.
Parker tallied a season-high 25 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT) and nine assists over 32 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nuggets. Parker had steadily been raising his point production in recent games after a sluggish start to the season, but he cranked things up a notch Wednesday. The veteran guard was able to exploit inexperienced Nuggets rookie Emmanuel Mudiay on the defensive end, which allowed Parker to move to the forefront of the San Antonio attack after playing a complementary role to Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge for much of the Spurs' first 11 games. While Parker should have a few of these type of efforts left in him over the course of the season, they probably won't come along as often as they used to for the 33-year-old, who has seen his scoring average decline in both of the previous two campaigns.
Parker notched a double-digit scoring total in his fourth straight game in Monday's win over the Trail Blazers. He finished with 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, and three steals over 28 minutes. Considering that point guard is one of the deeper positions in the league, Parker's four-game scoring run isn't especially remarkable, and he's barely cracking double digits in the process. With an average of 11.6 points and 3.8 assists on the season, Parker's name value outstrips his fantasy production, but that's to be expected for a 33-year-old whose numbers have been declining steadily the last few seasons.
Parker posted 17 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), two rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 30 minutes of action Wednesday against the Wizards. Parker continues to be an efficient scorer, starting the season shooting 26-for-48 (54 percent) from the field. He's seen his assists decrease this season, averaging just 3.0 per game, and isn't providing many steals or triples either. That being said, he's still a valid low-end option in 12-man leagues.
Parker scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 FT) and dished out three assists against the Knicks on Monday. Parker was one of four Spurs starters to score in double figures on Monday, and did so in 29 minutes of action. The 33-year-old is averaging only 26.5 minutes per game and we are seeing the early signs that head coach Gregg Popovich is focused on keeping the point guard fresh. Patty Mills continues to prove to be a steady point guard behind Parker, which allows for more rest. Parker's numbers are down in comparison to his career averages due in large part to the playing time, however when he is playing he is as good and consistent as they come.
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