The quad injury that Tony Parker is coming off of is very tricky, especially for a guard that depends on speed like Parker. But the point guard’s rehab has been reportedly going well and has been on schedule. This definitely increases the chances that he will be healthy in January for the Spurs. This will allow him time to at least to regain rhythm and to test his quad against the rigors of the NBA.
2) Rehab, the Spurs Way:
The San Antonio Spurs have one of the best medical staffs in the league and they have been pivotal in keeping Spur players healthy and extending their careers. This team will not allow Parker to play until he is 100% ready to go, it will not be up for debate. If and when Parker takes the floor you can be sure that the medical staff has done everything they possibly could to make him whole again. Fans just have to hope that father-time doesn’t prevent a smooth transition.
1) New Role:
The Spurs have a solid group of point guards on their team that they are hoping will develop well the first few months of the season. So when Parker comes back he will not have to be a starter, he can ease his way back into that role. Or he can take on a new role and become the scoring sixth man, a role that Manu Ginobili has made famous and perfected. Parker could come in and focus on scoring the basketball, giving the Spurs more punch off the bench.