Veteran guard tells Suns he's signing with rival

Damon Stoudamire has told Phoenix Suns officials he’s planning on signing with the San Antonio Spurs once he clears waivers this week.

Stoudamire’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirmed the decision.

Stoudamire, 34, chose the Spurs because they afforded him a better opportunity to play. Tony Parker has been shelved indefinitely because of bone spurs in his left heel and Brent Barry is out at least another two weeks with a calf injury, leaving San Antonio with Manu Ginobili and backup point guard Jacque Vaughn as its only true ballhandlers.

Parker underwent an MRI Wednesday and has a follow-up appointment with doctors on Thursday to see if the pain in his heel has lessened. Team officials expect him to be out at least a week.

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