Parker will return to the rotation Monday night against the Spurs after resting Saturday in Sacramento, Michael Wright of ESPN reports. Coach James Borrego indicated over the weekend that he would sit Parker down for Saturday's game in an effort to ensure he's as close to 100 percent as possible for Monday's return to San Antonio, where Parker spent the first 17 seasons of his illustrious career. At age 36, Parker's role has diminished, but he's found consistent minutes as the backup to Kemba Walker in Charlotte, where he's averaging just a shade under 19 minutes per game for the season. Parker is only relevant in deeper formats, with his lack of three-point shooting and pedestrian free throw percentage (69.7% FT) hampering his already-limited fantasy value.
Parker will not play in Saturday's matchup against the Kings for rest purposes. Parker was not considered likely to suit up for this second half of a back-to-back set, so no surprise here. Malik Monk could see some extra run as a result. Expect him to return Monday when he returns to San Antonio for his first game against the Spurs.
Parker will likely sit out Saturday against the Kings, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports. Coach James Borrego said before Friday night's game that he'll probably hold the veteran out of the second night of the back-to-back, though Parker played just 12 minutes off the bench against Portland, so it's possible he could end up being active. Regardless, it looks as though Borrego wants Parker as fresh as possible for Monday's return to San Antonio.
Parker poured in 20 points (9-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added six assists and one rebound across 27 minutes in the Hornets' 119-113 win over the Suns on Sunday. Parker not only paced the bench in scoring, he checked in second only to Kemba Walker for the Hornets on the night. The ageless point guard's surge was a welcome sight after he'd scored five combined points over the prior three games. Parker's minutes had been down significantly in those contests, but what was his highest allotment since Nov. 30 offered him enough of a platform for a significant offensive uptick Sunday. Parker's offensive contributions do remain a bit hard to trust on a night-to-night basis, but he's actually averaging nearly two more points per game that he did last season in San Antonio (9.5, compared to 7.7) while putting up a solid 8.5 shot attempts across 18.9 minutes.
Parker won't play Saturday against the Nets due to rest purposes, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports. The Hornets will give the veteran a night to rest in the second half of a back-to-back in order to ensure he stays fresh. Malik Monk should be in line for an uptick in minutes with Parker getting the night off.
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