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Report: Celtics, Bulls both want Cavaliers’ Anthony Parker

Feb 18, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

Anthony Parker

If you’re Anthony Parker, you’re packing your bags with a smile on your face today. Because no matter how this goes down, you’re about to head from the worst team in the NBA to a contender.

Both the Celtics and Cavaliers are interested in picking up Parker, according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

The Celts, according to sources briefed on Boston’s thinking, have joined their conference rivals from Chicago in pursuit of Cavaliers swingman Anthony Parker.

The Celts covet an extra playoff-tested shooter/defender as much as the Bulls, with Marquis Daniels out indefinitely and Delonte West missing much of the season so far. Yet it remains to be seen whether either of the two teams is willing to meet Cleveland’s asking price

The Cavs are seeking a quality draft pick or a young big man with promise in exchange for Parker, who’s averaging 11.5 points and shooting 47 percent on 3-pointers in February.

The Bulls have a quality young big man in Omer Asik, and while we kind of like that swap Chicago seems more fond of Asik and his promise. The Cavs need picks (any picks), so they can’t afford to be too choosy here.

Either way, Parker is the winner here.

  1. liltmac2003 - Feb 18, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    “Both the Celtics and Cavaliers are interested in picking up Parker, according to Marc Stein of ESPN:”

    The Cavs are interesting in picking up a Cavs player?!??!?!!? Lol. But I hope Chicago does get him.

  2. dirksimmons - Feb 18, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    A 35 year old wing for a true 7-footer that’s 24? I don’t think so. Asik has done very well recently and he could be an even bigger asset in the future. I wouldn’t waste his promise on Anthony Parker. The Cavs should be content with a 1st round pick.

  3. bigtrav425 - Feb 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    in Basketball 2nd round picks almost dont even count but if it gets us cap space i dont care

  4. philtration - Feb 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    No.
    I don’t want the Bulls to do this move.
    Asik is looking good and has a future in the NBA and the Bulls are not desperate to make a deal.
    They need a shooting guard and any thing short of that is just messing around with something that has worked very well so far.
    The Bulls have a young team and there is no reason to piss that away now.

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