The San Antonio Spurs announced on Wednesday that they have recalled Tony Parker from their developmental team the Austin Spurs.
Tony Parker was never going to play a game in Austin and was only spending time with that team for the sake of conducting full workouts and scrimmages while the Spurs were on a four-game road trip. That was the longest road trip for the Spurs this season besides February's Rodeo Road Trip.
Not wanting Parker to interrupt his rehab, the Spurs sent Parker down to Austin so that he could continue working out and training on a regular basis.
Now that the Spurs are back and are about to start a six-game homestand, it makes sense for the team to bring him back to San Antonio.
Make no mistake, though, this does not mean that Parker has any chance to play on Thursday when the Golden State Warriors return to the AT&T Center, as some are speculating. It just means that he can return to San Antonio and practice with the team now that the four-game road trip is over.
Parker is still not expected to return until late November at the earliest and Gregg Popovich has insisted that Tony won't play again until he is "100 percent."