The San Antonio Spurs have moved Tony Parker to the bench with Dejounte Murray taking his spot at point guard in the starting lineup.
Parker hadn't come off the bench for a game since the 2010 playoffs against Dallas.
"I was like, 'Oh, no problem,'" an upbeat Parker said of his reaction to Gregg Popovich's decision. "Just like Manu [Ginobili], just like Pau [Gasol], that day's going to come. And if Pop sees something that is good for the team, I'll try to do my best. I support Pop's decision, and I'll try to help [Dejounte Murray] out as best I can, and try to be the best I can in that second unit with Manu [Ginobili] and Patty [Mills]."
Parker came back from torn quadriceps this season.
Parker admitted to "hitting a wall" recently, saying "I'm just more focused on my leg because I know I [still] have another two months before I feel 100 percent."
Murray was the 29th overall pick in the 2016 draft.