Spurs fielding trade calls for Parker
NEW YORK – The San Antonio Spurs are engaged in discussions about trading point guard Tony Parker(notes) to secure a high pick in Thursday’s draft, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Spurs have talked to teams in the lottery, including the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings, who hold the fifth and seventh picks, respectively. The Kings are determined to get a frontline point guard, and have also talked with the Denver Nuggets about Raymond Felton(notes).
It’s unclear who the Spurs would prefer to take if they acquired a high lottery pick.
If the Spurs were to trade Parker, George Hill(notes) could become their starting point guard. League sources said Hill also has drawn trade interest from teams willing to give the Spurs a pick near the back end of the lottery.
Parker didn’t play well early in the Spurs’ first-round loss to the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies in May then later told French reporters he thought the franchise’s days of contending for a title had all but ended.
Wow. Never thought the Spurs would trade Parker, as well as Duncan (who they won't out of respect) or Ginobili.
They should look to sign Vince Carter and a good free agent big, while keeping what they've got. That'd be smarter
Talk about anything general in the NBA here.
Mr. Crackerz wrote:yeah, the kings are really looking into it. I think if i were a lottery team in need of a PG, it would be worth going after the 29 year old frenchmen.
Don't know salary wise, but Parker for Nash straight up could be a good move for both teams. Nash likely won't play more than two or three years and gets a real good chance at a championship, while Parker can be part of the building in Phoenix, though he probably won't be around for more than six or seven years