According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the San Antonio Spurs are in trade discussions with the Toronto Raptors, and Sacramento Kings to trade guard Tony Parker in order to get a higher draft pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
The San Antonio Spurs are engaged in discussions about trading point guard Tony Parker 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.
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 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.
Let’s not forget, Spurs GM R.C. Buford said building the team in the offseason would include trade options. And with Parker’s comments to the French media, coupled with the heavy amount of guards the team has been working out leading up to the draft, one has to figure if this could be the end of the “Big 3” in San Antonio.
But if the Spurs are really looking to move up to address the need for a big man, they should look into Utah’s Derrick Favors and their high draft pick. Also, UK’s Enes Kanter might be off the board at picks five and seven.
Don’t forget, Parker did sign a contract extension for 4-years, $50 million.
Project Spurs will keep you up to date on the latest discussions.