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Tony Parker Is Signing With The Charlotte Hornets

Gregg Popovich talks to Tony Parker.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 14: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks with his player Tony Parker #9 against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at ORACLE Arena on April 14, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tony Parker, who won four NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs, is officially on the move. Parker, who was drafted by the franchise back in 2001 and has played his entire career there, will not be returning to San Antonio for the 2018-2019 season. He's headed to Charlotte to play for the Hornets on a two-year deal.

Parker, now 36 years old, was a free agent at the end of this past season. San Antonio had yet to make a decision on him, so instead, he took a two-year deal with the Hornets for $10 million. It's the end of an era in San Antonio, to say the least.

Hornets player Nicolas Batum was actually the first to break the news on Twitter. Batum is excited that a fellow Frenchman will be joining him in Charlotte:

Parker is a six-time NBA All-Star with four NBA titles and one NBA Finals MVP to his name. He's easily one of the best international players in league history - and one of the best point guards in league history.

As for the Spurs - the franchise is going to soon have a whole new look. Tim Duncan retired a few years back, and as we all know, Kawhi Leonard wants out. The once-dominant franchise is going to need to reinvent itself moving forward to keep pace in the uber-competitive Western Conference.

What is Charlotte getting? The Hornets will get an aging star who can give good bench minutes and provide solid leadership. In theory, it's a good deal all around.