With less than an hour remaining until the NBA trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers are “down to the wire” in listening to trade offers for swingman Anthony Parker, says Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The 35-year-old has made 41 starts in 48 appearances for the Cavs this season and has connected on 41 percent of his three-point tries, making him a potentially valuable addition to a playoff team looking to spread the floor. The Boston Celtics, says Wojnarowski, are “still in the mix” for his services.
In his eighth season, the well-travelled Parker is respected around the league for his shooting, defense, and basketball IQ. Trading him would open up more minutes on the wing for the 21-year-old rookie Christian Eyenga, averaging 8.4 points this season. The rebuilding Cavaliers appear to have little use for a veteran like Parker. But, knowing his value is high right now, they’ve resisted dealing him as of yet.