Longtime Spur Parker may have some other options

Tony Parker is and always will be identified as a San Antonio Spur.

However, the veteran point guard is an unrestricted free agent and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, there could be a couple of other options for Parker aside from returning to the Spurs.

“Tony Parker’s gonna be an interesting [free agency] because they’re trying to figure out in San Antonio what they’re doing,” Wojnarowski said on his latest edition of The Woj Pod on The Vertical. “Can he sit around and wait for that?”

Wojnarowski said there are two teams with money available that could have an interest in Parker, 37, who played in 55 games (21 starts) for San Antonio last season. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound 17-year veteran averaged 7.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season. In 19.5 minutes, he shot 45.9 percent from the field and 27.0 percent from deep.

“There is some money – Charlotte’s got some interest in him, think Denver might have a little interest,” he said of Parker, a six-time All-Star selected by the Spurs with the 28th overall selection in the 2001 NBA draft. “Denver is looking for a backup point guard so that might be a veteran-minimum guy, but Charlotte has an exception and James Borrego, the new Hornets coach, coached him with the Spurs.

“And there’s others. There isn’t a team in the league who wouldn’t love to have Tony as a backup.”