Anthony Parker's nagging back is nagging him again.
Parker didn't make the trip with the team to Chicago for tonight's game at United Center. He played 14 minutes Friday against the Bucks, his first appearance in nearly three weeks, and it was enough to aggravate his lower back strain.
Parker conceded before Friday's game he still wasn't 100 percent and would be a step slow, but he wanted to give it a shot. I suppose there's a chance he could rejoin the team in either New Jersey or Boston, but flights have affected Parker's back in the past. It's more likely he'll stay behind and rejoin the team when they return next week, but we won't know for sure until Byron Scott speaks to reporters around 6:30 ET tonight.