Spurs announce a multi-year contract extension for Tony Parker.
While terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, is anyone surprised that the Spurs are locking up the 32-year old Parker so that he can remain a member of the organization for the duration of his career? Probably not. Last season, Parker averaged a solid 16.7 points, 5.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds over just 29.4 minutes per game and with his style of play and Greg Popovich's system, there's no reason to believe that he can't put those type of numbers up once again.ANALYST: Howard Bender
With a couple of mediocre starts this spring, major league scouts are showing concern regarding Masahiro Tanaka's velocity.
Well that's certainly turned over the last few weeks. When spring training began, there was all sorts of talk to how great Tanaka looked, but now that he's been hit around a little, most recently by the Twins, people are showing some concern. On scout did concede that it was the spring and he was willing to give Tanaka the benefit of the doubt based on last year's performance, but the growing concern is legitimate. Tanaka opted for rest and rehab for his partially-torn UCL this offseason rather than the Tommmy John surgery he likely needs. We've warned you off him these past few months, and now we're starting to hear more joining our crusade. Leave him be for your fellow owners. Maybe he starts the season strong, but how long is he going to hold up? The outlook doesn't seem good. Analysis: Howard Bender