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08:06 AM ET 06.22 | Tony Parker may not be around to find out just how slim San Antonio's title chances are. [The Spurs] are engaged in discussions about trading [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.

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June 22, 2011  08:14 AM ET

This seems more like a story leaked from the Raptors or King who looking are hard at taking point guards in the draft. Why in this weak of a draft would the Spurs trade the youngest player of the big threein a deal centered around a draft pick. If the Spurs were actively shopping or even taking serious offers for Parker they could acutally get proven nba talent back.

June 22, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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who looking are

*who are looking

June 22, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Are they that desperate to give up their star pg for an unproven lottery pick? I don't buy this story at all

June 22, 2011  08:46 AM ET

I actually think this is possible since the Spurs already have an emerging PG in G.Hill. Trade Parker while he still holds some values. Get the draft pick and get a PF that backs Duncan up.

June 22, 2011  08:47 AM ET

As for the Raptors, I dont see us getting Parker, we have just been named the 3rd worst sport city in America, why would any star wanna come here lol...

June 22, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Hoping the Nugs doesn't trade RayRay to the Kings. I don't see them making the playoffs anytime soon.

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June 22, 2011  08:58 AM ET

It would suck if you are Tony...to go from the 2nd best record in the NBA to a team that had the 2nd or 3rd worst would stink!

San Antonio could be smelling the writing on the wall with the CBA too and are looking to dump salary, considering he is over 10m hit??

As far as the Hill comment, my guess is Miami is one of those teams talking about giving up a pick at the back of the 1st Round.

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June 22, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Huh? Raymond Felton for Parker? Are you kidding? His inflated stats. so far have been due to the systems he's played in. Parker is one notch under the CP3's and D-Will's of this league

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June 22, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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So you're ging to move an AS pg for a back up forward and a pick in a weak draft?Not sure wjy....the spurs have proven that they can get quality players late in the draft why give up a major chip for back ups?

Morning JGB - I thought early last season there was talk of moving TP because he was unhappy there - In fact before the fiasco with his wife Eva there were rampant rumors of which "city" he eventually wanted to play for.


Maybe Pops is finally tired of the drama surrounding his PG but I agree - a draft this lackluster begs the question who will you draft for a perennial All-Star.

June 22, 2011  09:18 AM ET

The draft is dead as far as grabbing a great talent is concerned. Anyone even remotely good is picked up at HS graduation ceremonies.

Honestly... Have there been any good picks that have come out of the lottery? Not usually.

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June 22, 2011  09:28 AM ET

You can come to LA, Bro.

June 22, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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I think there can be decent picks for need later on....Problem is that the teams at the top are REALLY bad and none (maybe Williams ) will pay off immediate dividends

I would agree... to a point. I've never been a big fan of draft picks as far as them coming in and making an impact right away. Every once in a while you find a gem but usually they are lumps of coal that need a long time to shine.

And good morning JGB!

 
June 22, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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Are they that desperate to give up their star pg for an unproven lottery pick? I don't buy this story at all

I agree, no real stars in this years draft. You know its weak when 2 players who barely or didnt play last year are considered top 5 picks. SMH

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