Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
There were several people a few years ago that said Parker had already lost a step and once he lost his speed he would be useless. Obviously, I argued against that theory. I said he would develop a shot and that footwork is the name of the game when you lose speed, ala Steve Nash. They also said he was past his prime when he was only 28.
that's all true, but the team has also helped with that. it wasn't until Parker got a Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to substitute a Manu Ginobili and Richard Jefferson and give him a little more breathing room on the offensive end that he got a quicker step and decided to develop a shot. remember he had to create for Jefferson, Keith Bogans, and (name another player on the team 2-3 years ago that couldn't do squat for his own offense). now he has young guys who can handle the rock and create their own shot, along with a jump shooting Duncan and a Tiago Splitter who now can apparently cut to the basket because he feels comfortable (whatever that means). he has more help now. still a really good player, but if he had those one dimensional guys around him, he wouldn't be as good as he is now.