Due to an ankle injury, Tony Parker didn't play at all in the second half of the Western Conference Finals Game 6 as the Spurs earned their second consecutive trip to the NBA Finals with an overtime thriller over the Thunder. But San Antonio will need him in top form they take on the Miami Heat in Game 1 Thursday night. Here's the latest about it:
First, there's SB Nation's Kevin Zimmerman with a good overview of the situation.
Coach Pop talked about Tony's ankle a bit in the postgame conference. He said he didn't know Tony's status for the Finals. According to Pop, Parker sprained the ankle in Game 4 and re-aggravated it in Game 5, .
According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Spurs' President RC Buford doesn't seem too concerned:
Spurs GM RC Buford doesn't sound too worried about Tony Parker's ankle. "We will find out more. We got five days," Buford told Yahoo.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 1, 2014
UPDATE: Marc Stein of ESPN says Tony will be ready to play Game 1
Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express News says Tony will be practicing Wednesday, the day before Game 1:
Parker expects to practice tmw— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) June 3, 2014
UPDATE June 4: Tony has "pronounced himself ready" for Game 1
Obviously, everybody wants Tony as close to 100% as possible, so keep an eye on this page and we'll keep it updated with any and all news on The Ankle Situation.