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Free Agency 2018

Report: Spurs legend Tony Parker to sign with Hornets

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Tony Parker (Getty Images)

Tony Parker won't return to the Spurs next season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the four-time NBA champion is leaving San Antonio to play with his French teammate Nicolas Batum and under his former assistant coach James Borrego in Charlotte.

Parker was selected by the Spurs with the 28th pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. In addition to being a six-time All-Star as a member of the franchise, he was named MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals. Parker is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-low 7.7 points and 3.5 assists per game, but he still has enough value to boost one of the least efficient bench units in the league.

The Spurs wanted Parker back, per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, but he had "significant interest" from the Hornets and Nuggets. He will back up two-time All-Star Kemba Walker in Charlotte.

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