Tony Parker Will Sign With France's ASVEL Villeurbanne

After Tuesday's depressing news about the NBA lockout, it's only fitting that a high-profile player announces his signing with an overseas team. This time, it's Tony Parker, who signed with ASVEL Villeurbanne in his native France.

Parker, who averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 assists per game for the Spurs last season, is originally from Paris, but decided to sign with ASVEL Villeurbanne, a team based in Villeurbanne, which is on the outskirts of Lyon, France's third-most populous city. The team has called a press conference for Thursday to announce the signing.

He will miss the team's first game of the season, which is this weekend, but will join them next week for their game against Paris-Levallois.

Parker is the third Spur to sign overseas for the lockout, following DeJuan Blairwho signed in Russia, and Danny Greenwho signed in Slovenia.

For more Spurs chatter (hint: it's probably also about the lockout), head over to Pounding the Rock.

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