Hornets guard Parker says he is 50-50 on retirement

Tony Parker averaged 9.5 points off the bench in his first season with the Hornets.

Charlotte Hornets point guard Tony Parker has yet to make a decision on whether to retire, he said on French television (via Antonis Stroggylakis of Eurohoops).

“It’s 50-50,” Parker said. “I haven’t made my decision yet.”

Parker, 36, is 6-foot-2 and spent the first 17 years of his career with the San Antonio Spurs, winning four championships alongside the likes of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.

He averaged 9.5 points and 3.7 assists in 56 games for the Hornets this past season, coming off the bench behind Kemba Walker in all.

Parker signed a two-year contract with the Hornets last summer. It includes a team option of $5.6 million for $5.2 million for 2019-20.

“I told the club that I will give them an answer in June,” Parker said. “I really hesitate. I have nothing to prove. I want to spend time with my family. And there’s another part of me that wants to make one last season.”