In Spurs news tonight, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich wants Tony Parker to put his role of facilitator aside -- at least if the Dallas Mavericks keep leaving him open for wide open shots.
According to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News, Popovich is imploring Parker to become "greedy" when the team needs him to:“Today, Pop told me if I have to shoot 25 times, I have to shoot 25 times,” said Parker.
“If that's what they're going to give me and go under the pick-and-rolls, that's what I have to do.”
In the Spurs' Game 2 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Parker shot 50% from the field. However, he only took ten shots, going 5-for-1o for twelve points. He also shot just four free throws, making two.
“I felt like I was doing good,” Parker said in regard to his scoring work. “But at the same time I wanted to get my teammates involved.”
If Gregg Popovich gets his wish, Parker may have to put that mindset aside when the series shifts to Dallas for Saturday's Game 3.