Well, okay, nevermind. In many respects, it was Parker's best season to date. He averaged 20.3 points and 7.6 assists per game, both marks nearly topping his previous career-highs. His Player Efficiency Rating (23.0) was his highest since the 2008-09 season, while his true shooting percentage (.588), an all-inclusive shooting efficiency metric, is a new career high. For his efforts, Parker was named to the All-NBA second team, along with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, New York's Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles' Blake Griffin and Memphis' Marc Gasol.
"I did my best to help my team reach the title," Parker said. "I was healthy most of the season and worked hard to be the best player and competitor I could be. It's an honour to be named in the All-NBA second team alongside great players such as Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol and Russell Westbrook. I'm satisfied with my season at a personal level, even if I feel frustrated to have lost the title."
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