Parker in the Big Apple?


The bright lights and big city of New York City could be the next stop for Tony Parker, if the Spurs are willing to trade him.

A report from the NY Daily News, said the Knicks would be willing to trade with the Spurs for Parker should the Spurs want to deal him:

“Pop loves George and I could see a scenario where he would trade Tony,” said a Spurs source, referring to San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. “Tony will be looking for a max deal and New York may pay him.”

The Knicks are in need of a quality point-guard and Chris Duhon and Tony Douglas are just not the type of point-guards for Knicks’ coach Mike D’Antoni.  Everyone knows D’Antoni loves to run-and-gun and Parker would fit the bill.

However, Spurs’ G.M. R.C. Buford recently said this about Parker’s future in San Antonio.

“I think that we would be crazy not to want a player like Tony in our program for a long time.”

But what could the Knicks offer the Spurs? Would they take Richard Jefferson’s contract as part of a deal? Would they give up rebounding machine David Lee who could help Tim Duncan in the paint?  Spurs fans saw how inconsistent the Spurs shooters were in the Suns series so why not a reliable outside shooter like Danilo Gallinari?

Parker will be in his final contract year with the Spurs beginning next season. Looks like it’s going to be an interesting summer for Parker and the Spurs.    

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