Despite posting a team-best 16.7 points and 5.7 assists per game, there were moments during the season when it seemed Parker may not have had a full postseason run in the tank. He sat out six games in the middle of February to nurse what head coach Gregg Popovich called a "variety of maladies." Tony also sat out of the second half of the deciding game six against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals due to a left ankle injury, and averaged career lows of 29.4 minutes per game during the regular season and 31.3 minutes in the playoffs.
Next season does look brighter for Parker, however. He decided to not play for France in the FIBA World Cup and give himself his first summer's rest in four years. The Spurs rewarded the 32-year-old Parker for his efforts toward title No. 5 by giving him a three-year, $43.3 million extension and essentially making him a Spur for life.
Parker's overall rating increased from last year's 86. What keeps Parker in the higher percentile of NBA 2K ratings are his speed, passing, ball handling, ability to drive and score in the paint and his mid-range jump shot he's developed over the years. He still hasn't refined his three-point shot, but he's still a top-tier point guard in the NBA and in the video game world.