Parker gets contract extension with Spurs

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Aug 02 2014 04:00 PM | Updated as of Aug 03 2014 12:00 AM

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

The team did not disclose terms of the deal. Parker was due to make $12.5 million next season, the final year of his contract.

Parker, 32, scored a team-high 16.7 points per game last season. It was the fourth straight season he has led the Spurs in scoring.

Parker has helped the Spurs win four of their five NBA titles. He averaged 17.4 points per game in the playoffs last season. He was the 2007 NBA Finals MVP.

The six-time All-Star has spent his entire 13-year NBA career with San Antonio since he was the No. 28 overall draft pick in 2001.

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Second-round draft pick Cleanthony Early signed with the New York Knicks.

Terms of the deal were not announced by the team, but it was believed to be a two-year contract for the NBA minimum of $507,336 for 2014-15 and $845,059 the following season.

Early was the Knicks' first selection with Phil Jackson in charge of basketball operations.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 16.4 points last season for Wichita State.

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The Miami Heat signed forward Shawne Williams, the team announced.

The 6-foot-9 Williams, a six-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 251 career regular-season games (36 starts) averaging 5.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 17.1 minutes.

Williams, 28, split the 2013-14 season between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.

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The Denver Nuggets signed guard Erick Green. The deal is reportedly for three years.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Green was the 46th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft after leading the NCAA in scoring (25.0 points per game) as a senior at Virginia Tech. (Editing by Gene Cherry)