Four teams after Parker
PM ETAnthony Parker | Cavaliers TopEmailCommentsShareUPDATE: According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports via sources, in addition to the Bulls and Celtics "source says two Western Conference dark horses have emerged" for Parker.
With just under 30 minutes left until the deadline, we'll see if Parker gets dealt.
It's been reported the Bulls, in an effort to upgrade at shooting guard, and the Celtics, looking for another body on the wing with Marquis Daniels out with injury, are showing interest in Anthony Parker. (Though, Celtics president Danny Ainge denied interest in Parker.)
But according to Jason Llyod of the Akron Beacon Journal via a league source, the Cavs want Parker back next season and wouldn't trade him for just a pick.
"The Cavs have been rumored to be in talks with the Bulls for Parker, perhaps for a second-round pick," he wrote. "But one league source said the Cavs would like to bring Parker back next season and wouldn't trade him for a pick they could simply purchase on draft night. Whether or not Parker has any interest in re-signing with a rebuilding team remains to be seen."
It's possible if the Bulls were to offer more than a pick for Parker, the Cavs may be more inclined to unload him.
But the Bulls have been reluctant to offer young talent like Omer Asik in trade talks so far, so it's possible they may not be willing to offer much, if any, more for Parker than a pick.