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NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:10 am
Edited on: June 23, 2011 11:22 am
 
The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly discussing a trade involving All-Star guard Tony Parker. Posted by Ben Golliver. tony-parker

There continues to be billowing smoke around San Antonio Spurs All-Star guard Tony Parker. But is all the talk legit?

On Tuesday, we noted a report that Parker was being shopped to the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings. Earlier Wednesday, we noted that the Spurs denied Parker was being shopped.

Just hours after that denial, though, HoopsWorld.com reported that the Spurs nearly consummated a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers involving Parker.
The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers nearly completed a blockbuster trade on Wednesday afternoon, but the deal fell apart in the late stages. San Antonio was prepared to ship Tony Parker and the #29 pick to Portland in exchange for Andre Miller, Nicolas Batum and the #21 pick, but the trade died when the Spurs insisted that Richard Jefferson somehow be included in the deal. Other players would have been included in the trade to make salaries work. Talks have quieted for now, but they could pick back up tomorrow if one of the teams has a change of heart.
CBSSports.com's Ken Berger then reported that the ongoing chatter is simply San Antonio attempting to gauge Parker's value on the open market.
Spurs officials continue to do what they're paid to do -- find out what their players are worth on the trade market. That's all the Tony Parker speculation is, several rival execs believe. "You know and I know they're not trading Tony Parker," one GM said. "You can't get anything close to equal value for him."
With Parker on the books for big money and George Hill waiting in the wings, the Spurs are smart to shop Parker. Usually, though, the rumor mill surrounding the Spurs is almost nonexistent. The franchise is known and praised for its secrecy and this week's worth of chatter is certainly out of the ordinary.

One thing is for sure: attempting to include Jefferson radically alters any Parker deal. He's owed roughly $30 million over the next three seasons. To match salaries, a team taking on Jefferson and Parker must be way under the salary cap or able to send out roughly $20 million in salaries that don't include long-term money. Not many teams fit that bill.
Comments

Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 5:58 pm
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

Anybody who says that TP is overrated obviously knows NOTHING about basketball. Nuff said.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 2:42 pm
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

Funny, I wanted the Blazers to sign dick jefferson when the Spurs did. It looks as though he signed a big contract and lost his desire to play. Thank you Blazers management.



Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:50 pm
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

I could care less about Richard Jefferson.  Portland is a depressing city.  It rains all the time, and that would not be conducive to Tony at all.  I visited Portland, and I was depressed.  Tony needs to stay in SA.  How about sending Bonner and Jefferson to Portland?



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:29 pm
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

Parker is overrated. Whoever is dumb enough to trade for him will regret that move.



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:18 pm
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

The problem with this deal is that financially to make it work with Jefferson, the Blazers would have to include Camby or Wallace.  That would leave Portland with nothing at the Center position.  As a Portlander I would hate to see the Blazers give up Batum for Parker.  yes Parker is only 29 years old, but look at his games played each year.  He is the essence of injury-plagued.  I would roll the dice with Miller at this point because he gives you 82 games a year and you know he can run any offense for any team.  Might not be an all-star, but in my opinion neither is Parker.




Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:59 am
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

I like Tony parker, a lot, he would add what andre lacks, speed and a threat from outside, the problem here is richard jefferson and Nicolas Batum. Batum is a young stud in the making, and it would not be a fair trade for Jefferson, who is just plain shot, and I suspect the blazers would try to buy him out as Paul allen posses the moolah to do so. I just do not want to see Batum go, parker is welcome, and then some, but Batum must stay. I'm a season ticket holder for the blazers, and have seen what Batum might become, we need to keep him, especially if Oden never pans out, his defense is special and his offense just lacks a little time to mature. I do not know if this deal can or will happen, but its gonna have to happen soon if at all.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:04 am
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

My previous post came out a mess. Here is basically what the salaries for Tony Parker, Richard Jefferson, Brandon Roy, and Wesley Matthews looks like for each of the next four seasons:

2011-2012
Tony Parker $12.5 million and Richard Jefferson $9.3 million/Brandon Roy $14.9 million and Wesley Matthews $6.1 million.

2012-2013
Tony Parker $12.5 million and Richard Jefferson $10.2 million/Brandon Roy $16.3 million and Wesley Matthews $6.5 million.

2013-2014      
;  
Tony Parker $12.5 million and Richard Jeffeson a player option worth $11.0 million/Brandon Roy a player option worth $17.8 million and Wesley Matthews $6.9 million.

2014-2015
Tony Parker $12.5 million and Richard Jefferson's contract comes completely off the books/Brandon Roy a team option worth $19.2 million and Wesley Matthews $7.2 million.

As I said earlier these are the only contracts that the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers can evenly match up. This is why I asked is this a deal Spurs fans would like to see happen? The same question can also be asked of Trail Blazer fans as well.


      
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Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:33 am
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

One thing is for sure: attempting to include Jefferson radically alters any Parker deal. He's owed roughly $30 million over the next three seasons. To match salaries, a team taking on Jefferson and Parker must be way under the salary cap or able to send out roughly $20 million in salaries that don't include long-term money. Not many teams fit that bill.
The only way that the San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trailblazers can get a deal done involving Tony Parker and Richard Jefferson where salaries are fairly evenly matched would be for Portland to trade Brandon Roy and Wesley Matthews.

Below are the salaries for the four players that I mentioned for each of the next four seasons. While the specific terms of Parker's 4 year $50 million contract have not been released it does average out to $12.5 million per season.

* = Player Option
** = Team Option

      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
    2011-12      
;  2012-13     2013-14      
;  2014-15
Tony Parker     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp; 12.5     &
nbsp;     
   12.5     &
nbsp;    12.5     &
nbsp;     
   12.5
Richard Jefferson    &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
  9.3   &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     10.2     &
nbsp;    11.0*     
      
;     -

Brandon Roy     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
     14.9&
nbsp;     
      
;  16.3   
      
; 17.8*     
      
; 19.2**   
Wesley Matthews    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp; 6.1     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;   6.5 &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;    6.9&nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;   7.2 &nbs
p;  

The question for Spurs fans then becomes would you be willing to part with Tony Parker and Richard Jefferson for Brandon Roy and Wesley Matthews?
The question for Blazers fans then becomes would you be willing to part with Brandon Roy and Wesley Matthews to obtain Tony Parker and Wesley Matthews?

Just a little food for thought. Have a great day.



Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:25 am
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

I'd rather get the lottery pick to use on a bigman to play along side Tim Duncan in his final years, but this trade sounds good because we get rid of Fifi and the cancer of our team "Little" Dick Jefferson. How on earth did we resign that pos ? Nicolas Batum brings desperately needed athleticism, size, and youth. We really need a big to help Tim though, much like Tim did David Robinson in the twilight of his career. Here's hopeing it will happen and that we get rid of ldj somehow, someway.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:24 am
 

NBA Trade Rumor: Spurs G Tony Parker to Blazers?

Would you want Jefferson if it meant getting rid of Roy and his contract? I would.


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