According to reports from ESPN, the fan favorite met with Coach Gregg Popovich before Sunday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. Popovich told Parker that he "thought it was time" for another player to be in the starting position.
That other player is none other than Dejounte Murray, now in his second season with Spurs. He was the Spurs' pick in the 2016 draft, obviously to take the reins once the veteran player retires.
This is the first time Parker hasn't been the starting point guard since the 2010 playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN. Despite it being almost a decade since he last found himself off the bench, Parker seems to be taking the news like a sport.
"Just like Manu, just like Pau, that day's going to come," Parker told ESPN. "And if Pop sees something that is good for the team, I'll try to do my best."
Parker is doing just that. No matter whether he's starting or not, the star player continues to come through for the team. Just check out these assists from Sunday night's game.
"I support Pop's decision," Parker told ESPN. "I'll try to help out as best I can, and try to be the best I can in that second unit with Manu and Patty."