May 29, 2017, 9:02 am
“I will play my best basketball when I return in January,” Parker said. He is expecting an eight month recovery, which means that he’ll be missing the first couple of months of the 2017-18 season. The Spurs are traditionally good at plug-and-play so don’t expect the team to miss a beat without Parker in the lineup. He’ll likely have heavy restrictions upon his return and you can also expect plenty of rest days. Patty Mills is a free agent this summer and unless the Spurs can land Chris Paul somehow, Dejounte Murray could open the season as the starter.