Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
The difference is Tony has been healthy most of his career and is in his prime. Manu is on the downside.
Why do you say Parker is in his prime? He's coming off of a horrible season, injury riddled - specifically due to too much playing time.
Its MUCH easier to say his prime was 2 years ago, and that he's in decline right now- and you have no evidence to dispute that.
He has one skill- he is fast- you'd like to sign him to a near max deal after an injury riddled season, when his one skill is questionable now that he may be showing some wear and tear?
You dont think thats risky?
Just like Manu, the Spurs wanted to see him come back healthy-- noone knows what Parker we'll get next year.