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San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker Needs To Step Up At Once By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Many expected injuries to be the biggest factor in keeping the San Antonio Spurs from competing, but those same people were thinking about Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, who seem to be the only healthy players on the team. Their 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th best players, Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green are all injured, the Spurs have lost 4 of 5 and they are in serious trouble of falling down the standings. Splitter is returning soon, which should help, but what will help the most is their best player Tony Parker stepping up his game. Although Parker was just named to the Western Conference All Star Team once again, he is having just an average season by his standards, averaging just above 18 points and 6 assists per game and for the Spurs to be at their best, they need those numbers to rise in a big way. He is already leading the team in points and assists, but...
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