With all due respect to the fans that voted me in, I certainly appreciate that, they know how much I appreciate that, but you got to do the right thing as well. My fans know you got to reward these young guys for the work that they’ve been putting in.
Coming off a nasty torn Achilles from the first round of last season’s playoffs, Kobe is currently sidelined with a fracture in his left knee. Making just 6 appearances this season, Kobe is averaging 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists in 29.5 minutes played, as the Lakers have struggled their way to a 16-27 record thus far.
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After losing the championship last season, perennial all star Tony Parker hasn’t skipped a beat. Parker has contributed a mix of consistent scoring (18.1 PPG) and dishing (6.4 APG) to help lead the Spurs to their current Western Conference leading 15-3 record.
Despite missing a game with a right ankle sprain this past week, Parker has since bounced back well with a season highlight 27 point 8 assist performance against James Harden and the Rockets, and 7 assists in a win over Atlanta.
During the Spurs 11 game winning streak, Parker averaged 17.8 points and 5.6 assists, serving as the main offensive play-maker on a team that includes power forward Tim Duncan and up and coming small forward Kawhi Leonard.