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How About Anthony Parker?

Chuck - Red's Army June 13, 2009 Uncategorized 32 Comments

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During our call-in show, I mentioned Raptors guard Anthony Parker as a potential free-agent target. He's a veteran guard (33) who can shoot the ball (10.7 ppg, 39% 3FG). I'm not sure how the Celtics view his defense skills but he averaged 4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. At 6-6, he's capable of playing the 2 or 3 spots.

Parker made $4.5 million last year but will likely see a decrease in pay due to his age. Here are a couple of takes on his value:

NBADraft.net:

He started 70 games at shooting guard and averaged
10.7 ppg while playing solid defense. The problem with Parker is that his minutes
per game match his age (33). The Raptors may extend a reasonable offer to Parker
because he was one of the elder leaders of the team. But, with his age and the
2010 free agent class seen as the ultimate prize, Parker's days in Toronto could
be over. Regardless of their decision on Parker, they need to get younger and
more athletic shooting guards into their rotation.

TSN:

Anthony Parker, the Raptors' starter for the last three seasons, is a free agent and
has seen his skills erode dramatically over his time in Toronto. While
having a savvy vet like Parker off of the bench makes some empirical
sense, there are factors that point towards his permanent departure
from Toronto. First is the fact that he and Delfino are very similar
players, and typically one would prefer to have a different look come
off of the bench to help shake up opposing defenses. As it pertains to
the Raptors, specifically, they are in desperate need for athleticism,
youth and potent bench scoring and Anthony Parker
does not fit in any of those molds. It is unlikely that Parker is
prepared to be a third-stringer on a rebuilding club, and there will no
doubt be a market for his services elsewhere (either in the NBA or in
Europe), so the odds of his returning look slim at best at this point.

I'm not sure how a guy with a 41% career 3FG wouldn't be considered a potent scorer off the bench. Regardless, if the Celtics are able to ditch Tony Allen, I like Parker as a replacement.

Raptors Republic has put up a link to this story, I'm curious to get some Raptors' fan opinion of Parker.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    thank you, ive been throwing around parkers name for a while now
    anyway does anyone else feel like it is inevitable that grant hill signs here? i am not happy about it i just feel that its going to happen because of his desire to get a ring and his friendship with doc
    one thing that turns me off about hill is that he cant hit the three, but i believe he could sign for extremely cheap, so if we get hill, parker would still be great to stretch the D
    anyway i would like to fill our backup point guard role through the draft, by trading up in the second round, i was looking at guys like AJ Price, Patty Mills, and Tony Douglas as i guys i wanted but i am now thinking that a guy like jerel mcneal would fit good coming off the bench with house since he is 6’4 and more of a combo guard who could allow eddie to guard the point

  • Mooj

    Parker is a great player, would fit in very well on a veteran team. Has a very refined game and doesn’t force alot, good defender who often drew toughest opposing assignments, great shooter, especially corner 3s.

  • none

    As a Toronto fan, AP is well worth a 1.5 to 2 mil per year contract to come off your bench for 15-18 minutes per night. Yes he’s getting older and slower, but the Raps have been leaning on him increasingly as he’s aged because of their roster and depth issues. A drop in minutes and an offense where he can just slot in for Ray Allen coming off of screens and play solid D is a good role for him. If Toronto wasn’t so starved for starting-quality wing play, they’d retain him.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571080aa7970b Joe Buddy

    AP is a solid overall player with a high basketball IQ. Even at his age, he brings it every night, especially on defense. He would fit nicely on the Celtic’s, but AP made it pretty clear that he wants to stay in Toronto until his basketball days are over. Now its all up to Raptors management if they still want him here. As a Raptors fan, I would love to see him back here in Toronto. Great locker room guy.

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

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  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    Hello everyone…I would first and foremost like to “Thank” (can’t believe I’m saying this)to this shitty site…for being a good Luck Charm for the LOS ANGELES LAKERS…posting the LAKERS 24/7 & articles on the front of this page! Secondly, how can I go about posting our upcoming LA_Parade pictures on this shitty site? (umm, did I just give yall a Gr8t idea???) Anyways, can someone give me some info on my idea??? It would greatly be appreciated if redneck redsarmy or bigmck reply to me…I will check back later and give yall some type of info on how can you go about reaching me!!!!
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    From Your,
    LOS ANGELES LAKERS & FANS!!!!!

  • Uncle Leo

    The celtics are the oldest team in the nba and literally all of the young guys except for rondo are pretty much worthless.
    I’d dump them all for a solid forward off the bench who gets at least 15 productive minutes per game and can score down low, and eventually develop into a starter. Brandan Wright probably one of the best options.

  • Anon

    lol anthony parker is trash

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Thanks to the Raptors fans for their insight.
    As you can tell by the Lakers fans comments, Red’s Army isn’t used to intelligent comments by opposing fans.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    I don’t think backing up one young PG with another is a great idea-I’d rather see us hold on to Steph and/or grab a vet (like Parker).

  • Jp

    I think (and I have said it before) Hill would be a great great pickup for us, on the cheap. The only reason we need to pickup a guy for three’s is if we are letting House go. Hill can still push up the floor, hit the mid range jumper very accurately, moves very well with out the ball, hits his free throws and is super star smart.

  • Jp

    Dude, worthless? Perk is not worthless. Powe was not, and pending a solid recovery is not worthless. BBD is an accurate mid range shooter (find me five of them in the league) and hustles like mad.
    Can you show me the stat that says we are the oldest team in the league. I am having a hard time confirming that.

  • PaulPierceWearsAGreenThong

    Do it Danny!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    I read another rumor, and it is a rumor in the truest sense of the word, not reported or anything but i think its on celtics blog, anyway i read it on realgm
    it says that a insider has a trade that would send rondo, ray, and tony to miami for wade, chalmers, and james jones
    NOW THATS THE TYPE OF RUMOR I WANT TO SEE IF WE ARE EVEN CONSIDERING TO TRADE RAY AND RONDO
    get a star a great role player and a point who can at least start in this league
    anyway just thought id let yall guys know

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    im not too sure the rumor is legit, it certainly is a really shady, it comes from a comment with the guy saying his friend works for the heat, not to convincing
    but anyway if it somehow turned out to be true danny would be an idiot not to pull the trigger

  • RayAllenWearsTightyWhities

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  • Nick

    How many times do I have to bring this name up to get some intelligent feedback? Matt Barnes!!! The guy can defend 2s and 3s, he’s money from 3 point land, and he is just a rugged and tenacious dude. He is 28 5 years younger than Parker, he is 10 times faster and has 9 times as many tatoos. The dude is a straight thug and He would be PERFECT to back up Pierce and Allen. We could also go small like we did in 2007 with him KG, Pierce, Allen, and Rondo on the court for small stretches. Matt Barnes! u guys need his pic up there and not some scrub who can’t even beat his sister.

  • idaho_jim

    I feel that AP is a hold the fort guy coming off the bench. That will win a bunch of games during the season, but you need more in the playoffs. I would rather see a play for a difference maker

  • orb

    Eight year olds dude.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5d11970c Tim (FD)

    Wait… so because we have 3 players in their early 30′s you think that we are the oldest team in the NBA.
    I couldn’t say for sure…. but I really don’t think they are.
    And Perk is a very good player. Leon a solid role player. Baby a solid role player (some think more of him, not me).
    So in short, I completely disagree with your assessment.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5d11970c Tim (FD)

    This is the most interesting thing I’ve heard this offseason. I doubt it’s legit. But regardless, its still interesting to consider.
    I mean… you’d have to do it if you’re Ainge.
    And with Riley probably leaving Miami and Wade coming up to a HUGE extension in the near future…. Miami could be looking to go in a different direction.
    Very, very unlikely, but hey…..

  • GarnettWearsGreenGrannyPanties

    KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP ON DREAMING….

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Apparently the Angelenos like to riot for any possible reason. Look at these dickheads after Game 4:
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Laker-Fans-Take-to-the-Streets-to-Celebrate-Game-4-Victory.html

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    I hear ya’, however .332 isn’t exactly “money” from 3 point land. I have thought about Barnes as well. He can be a bit of a hot/knuckle-head at times, but he does bring toughness and rugged D. I also agree he’s long enough to guard 2′s, 3′s and even smaller 4′s. Here’s some love for Matt Barnes Nick-I know you’ve been crying for it since call-in show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNcIgrTTt7g

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    no thanks…I honestly dont like him, and wouldnt see him being the player we need

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Uncle Leo is offically a moron

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    oh, and leo…the celtics werent even in the rop 10 oldest teams in the league this season, and had 3 players under 24 starting and playing the majority of the minutes in the playoffs, mr braindead

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    if miami trades wade there franchise doesnt even deserve to exist…not happening…and where you hear this rumour, a drunken convo in a barroom?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Nick, you overrate Matt Barnes to no end… I have no idea if you have even consistently seen him play…he was on a stacked suns team this season and brought nothing to help them, his basketball IQ is pathetic, his effort is pathetic, his shot selection is pathetic, and just because he has the height to defend different positions, doesnt mean he can…because he is not a good defender
    Id take him, but the fact that you have said hes been then Mickael Pietrus or James posey shows your delusion…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong
  • Uncle Leo

    walker, pruitt, giddens, moore, scal, marbury.
    Does any other team have more dead weight? They are at best 7 deep with 4 of those 7 over thirty one. That is what I meant by oldest.

  • bostonsucks

    Anthony Parker? You fukcerz are desperate…