Spurs sign Parker to extension

Parker is a six-time All-Star. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs signed guard Tony Parker to a multi-year contract extension Friday.

Parker, 32, was previously signed through the 2014-15 season with a base salary of $12.5 million. Per team policy, the Spurs did not disclose the value of Parker’s new contract, which will likely run through at least the 2016-17 campaign.

The French point guard has spent his entire 13-year career with the Spurs, and the team has qualified for the playoffs in each of those seasons. Parker averaged just 29.4 minutes per game last season, representing his lowest average since his rookie season of 2001-02. Despite the reduced workload, Parker proved to be as effective as ever, averaging 16.7 points per game with a field-goal percentage of 49.9.

He was similarly effective during the Spurs’ championship run, scoring 17.4 points per game with a 48.6 field-goal percentage, despite battling an ankle injury throughout the playoffs.