Parker (back) tallied 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 117-109 loss to the Nuggets. Parker returned from a one-game absence and thrived, with his scoring total second only to Joffrey Lauvergne on the Spurs for the night. The veteran point guard appears to have settled into his reserve role behind Dejounte Murray, as he's now posted double-digit scoring efforts in three of the past four games, and on six occasions over the last 11 contests overall. His minutes are typically maxing out in the low 20s these days, however, so his contributions are likely to fluctuate somewhat.
Parker (back) will play Monday against the Jazz, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Parker sat out of the Spurs last game with a sore back, however he will be available to play Monday. Since January 2, Parker is averaging 7.6 points and 3.9 assists over 20.4 minutes.
Parker (back) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Parker was held out of Saturday's game against the Warriors as he nursed back tightness, but he will likely end up being a game-time decision Sunday. Expect an update on Parker after the team's shootaround in the morning, but his status likely won't be confirmed until pregame warmups. With Dejounte Murray (ankle) questionable as well, San Antonio could once again be light on point guard depth in Utah.
Parker has been cleared to play in back-to-back sets moving forward, Tom Orsborn of San Antonio Express-News reports. Coach Gregg Popovich announced earlier this week that Parker will come off the bench for the rest of the season, with the torch being passed on to youngster Dejounte Murray at point guard. However, he now indicated that Parker is set to play in back-to-backs moving forward, which is a very small boost to his overall value. Still, Parker is going to be playing fairly limited minutes as a reserve most nights, which restricts his overall upside and limits his utility to only those in deeper leagues. In the first two games he's come off the bench, Parker has averaged 13.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists across 19.0 minutes.
Parker is expected to continue coming off the bench while Dejounte Murray starts at point guard, Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reports. It was a surprising development when Murray was announced as the starter Sunday, and the expectation was that Parker was going to be rested. Parker, however, ended up playing 20 minutes off the bench, and it looks like that will continue. Oddly enough, Parker had his most productive game since late December despite being a reserve, as he posted 12 points, three rebounds and five assists. Murray, Parker and Patty Mills will likely all still take on similar workloads moving forward, making them all fairly unreliable fantasy options for now.
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