Originally Posted by Jose_TheGenius
say what? lol
you mean Parker's been healthy for the 2nd half of the season most of the time. the dude is always coming up with injuries in the summer during the national team. sprained ankles, bummed fingers, quad injuries too if i remember correctly.
Manu's had two injuries that effected our title hopes during the playoffs in 06 and the summer of 08 and it was the same injury that sidelined him during the 09 season, but Manu's mostly been healthy during the first half of the seasons.
Parker's come up with injuries for most of his career at the start of NBA seasons. Manu has an ankle injury in 06, the ankle injury in 08, the broken nose (freak accident), if anything Parker's been worse at injuries. the only good side to them is they've been early in the season so people forget, except for this season where he had the plantars fascitis, the broken finger, and didn't he hurt something else too?
if anything, if Parker could manage to stay healthy during the start of the season, maybe Timmy and Manu wouldn't be holding the burden so early in the season, to get injured later, especially with Tim's knee.
Way to grasp there. Pop has always managed their minutes, no matter what, except for this year because they just didn't have the players. Either way, Parker is younger and except for this year, has been healthy for the playoffs. To your point though, if you add up their total regular season games played in the last 3 years since the last title, they are actually pretty close. But again, the main count is number of playoffs games played in and whether or not they were affected by injuries during those games.