Tony Parker’s Fatigue

by April 20, 2009
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These days, TP could use a breather from time to time: “Tony Parker has been telling his friends he’s been feeling tired lately, and Saturday night he told J.J. Barea. ‘I could tell by looking at him,’ the Mavericks’ backup point guard said. Head down, hands on hips. The same Parker who had been shredding the league — especially these Mavericks — looked precisely like someone who has been asked to do too much. When? He could have used his own Barea. The Spurs have been looking for help for Parker since 2003, when Speedy Claxton left. They’ve gone through several candidates, using two first-round picks along the way, and George Hill was supposed to be that as recently as March.”