Parker to the Pacers?


Here we go again! San Antonio Spurs’ point-guard, Tony Parker, is involved in a new trade rumor. This time it involves the Indiana Pacers.

In an ESPN/SportsNation chat with Chad Ford, he had this to say when asked about Parker’s future in San Antonio:

What would you say the chances are the Spurs would trade Tony Parker? And have you heard anymore or anything at all about them trading up in the draft to get Favors?

I believe they’re open to it if they can get two young assets in return. I think San Antonio understands that if they don’t start rebuilding now, it could be two late. If they could get two high picks or one high pick and a young player, I think they’d do it. One scenario floating out there is Parker for No. 10, Troy Murphy (in the last year of his contract) and Brandon Rush.

My first reaction is who can the Spurs get at number 10 in the 2010 NBA Draft? We all know the team needs size. Second, if true, this will mean George Hill would obviously take the reigns at point-guard and I do not feel he is ready to take on the role of the floor-general.

He is the Spurs’ most tradeable asset. He has an expiring contract, considered one of the NBA’s better point-guards, is still young, and has plenty of trade value. Spurs fans know Parker has made it clear he wants to remain a Spur but with all these trade rumors involving him, one has to begin to wonder if he is being used as trade bait.

What are your thoughts Spurs fans?