Parker said that the possibility of him retiring is "50-50" and that he'll inform the Hornets of his decision in June, Antonis Stroggylakis of EuroHoops.net reports. According to Parker, "I really hesitate. I have nothing to prove. I want to spend time with my family. And there's another part of me that wants to make one last season. There will be an NBA match in France, in Paris. It will be a beautiful event." The NBA game Parker is referring to is a Jan. 20 matchup between the Bucks and the Hornets next year -- the first-ever regular-season matchup held in Paris. But the veteran also noted that not being in contention for another ring makes him lean toward retirement. "All my life I've played to win titles," said Parker. "With Charlotte being a mid-table team, sometimes you have trouble getting up in the morning to motivate yourself." Either way, it sounds like we'll know soon enough if Parker will return for another NBA season.
Parker is inactive for Sunday's game against the Warriors as a coach's decision. The veteran point guard will miss his seventh straight contest, even after being removed from the team's injury report for a personal matter. The Hornets are hanging on to very slight playoff chances but if they are eliminated, the team could opt to shut down Parker for the remainder of the season.
Parker (personal) is no longer on the injury report and is expected to play Tuesday against San Antonio. Parker missed Sunday's contest against Toronto while tending to a personal matter, but he's expected to be back in action against his former team Tuesday evening. The veteran point guard is averaging 9.5 points, 3.0 assists and 1.3 rebounds over his previous six matchups.
Parker (personal) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Raptors. Parker is away from the team while tending to a personal matter, so expect Devonte Graham to pick up increased minutes as the backup to Kemba Walker.
Parker will not play in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia due to rest. The 36-year-old veteran will be getting another game off as Parker also rested for two games last week. Shelvin Mack and Devonte' Graham will likely fill in for Parker in Tuesday's matchup.
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