I think Calderon is just as talented as Parker, or even more as a PG who improves team-mates. And if we have to take on another 29 year old PG with a large contract, I'd rather keep Calderon as he loves the city and plays hard. He's also a professional which is something I'll always respect.
If the Spurs are going to take Calderon and the #5 and give up Parker and Splitter, I'd be on board. Parker still has good years left and if it means an upgrade from Calderon, I'm all for it. The last year of his contract is non-guaranteed, so really, he's got 3 seasons remaining. When he signed the contract in October, Spurs fans were quite elated at the deal. I mean, does Parker make this team better than Calderon would? I mean, over the next 2 seasons that Calderon is scheduled to be here, would you rather have Calderon at 20 million or Parker at 25 million?
However, if it's straight Parker for the #5, I'd pass and would rather take Valancuinas (the player whom the Spurs are in all liklihood coveting with that high lotto pick)
Last edited by MangoKid; Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 at 09:35 AM.
What exactly is Parkers contract? does anyone know the year/amount break down and options/guarantees?
EDIT: Found the deets.
LINKDetails of the four-year contract extension Tony Parker signed last week have trickled out and a couple of the particulars are interesting.
For one thing, the deal calls for a non-escalating salary. Parker is to get $12.5 million for the 2011-12 season, and in each of the three succeeding seasons. This would seem an obvious nod to the uncertainty of the increases that may, or may not, be allowed under a new collective bargaining agreement.
Even more interesting: Only $3.5 million is fully guaranteed in the final season, 2014-15, when the erstwhile All-NBA point guard will be 32 years old.
Finally, the deal includes no trade kicker, that would have increased Parker’s salary in the event of a trade. Manu Ginobili’s three-year, $38.9 million deal, signed last spring, does include a trade kicker, according to a league source.
Last edited by MangoKid; Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 at 09:38 AM.
If splitter was involved I'd listen, but he's not.
Anyways, it's looking like he's going to the kings who are in full "win now" mode. Would be a good move, I think. There goes our chance at another lotto pick, tho. Sigh.
If you try to compare Parker to kid also compare Dallas to TO. Toronto isn't full of vet talent and a hall of famer in Dirk!
The only way Toronto are going to be able to attract free agents here is by building a solid team with a ton of talent. Raps dont have that talent yet, so lets keep building untill we do. Our best chance is to pull a franchise player in next years draft, so lets not add ageing stars this year and throw a proper rebuild out the window.
SAC: Bargnani, Bayless
SAS: #5, Calderon
TOR: #7, #29, Parker, OCasspi, JThompson
Draft: Biyombo at 7, and a PG at 29 like Darius Morris (if he falls), Iman Shumpert (if he doesn't rise too far), Reggie Jackson or Julyan Stone.
PG: TParker, Shumpert/Jackson/Stone
SG: DDerozan, LBarbosa
SF: JJ, OCasspi, LKleiza
PF: ED, Amir
C: Biyombo, JThompson, SAlabi
Salary: ~46.5M with LB coming off next year (if he opts in or isn't extended at less $), Parker is around 3yrs (4th if not bought out) to develop/mentor the PG drafted, Casspi and Parker provide 3pt shooting, the big rotation is very solid D with average O, scoring from the backcourt.
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but if the Spurs come calling asking for me for a high lotto pick in exchange for a part of their core, I couldn't help but have to reconsider my draft pick valuations.
And Tim - how could you think the Spurs want anyone but Valanciunas? To me it's clearly the guy they want. I can see where Knight would fit, but the Spurs have to be licking their chops over the prospect of being able to pry Valanciunas from other more desperate teams. They can wait on him to develop. And when he does, they'll have not only stolen Blair, but J.V. from the rest of the league, and along with Splitter will have their frontcourt beyond adequately manned for the next 10 years.
SAC would then look like:
PG: JBayless, BUdrih, PJeter
SG: TEvans, MThornton, FGarcia
SF: RJefferson, DGreene
PF: DCousins, DJackson, HWhiteside
C: ABargnani, SDalembert (re-sign)
I am not so convinced they shun that, especially since they would still be under the cap (current #s) even with re-signing Sammy D.
Out of curiousity and from a Raptors standpoint/fan, would you let Bayless have the reigns to the PG position next season?
If you don't care about winning anytime soon then Bayless is an option. They can even go get Milt Palacio to come in and back him.
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