Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 2:00 pm  |  33 responses

Meet the Newest Cavalier: Anthony Parker

Although, to be quite honest, they could’ve used his sister Candace more: “A league source said the Cavs have come to terms on a deal for free agent guard Anthony Parker. He could complete the that deal within the next few days. [...] He fills a major need the Cavs have for a tall wing player and was one of the team’s top off-season targets at the position. They have been in talks with him since the first day of free agency. They talked to the Raptors about a sign-and-trade but when Toronto decided to sign Hedo Turkoglu, the Cavs moved on to deal with Parker directly.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    This still doesn’t make up for the Sideshow Andy signing. 50 mil?

  • Gdub

    What an idiot, He should’ve went back to Israel.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Good shooter, subpar, but willing defender. He’ll help a lot if he can hit the open shots Shaq and Lebron will generate on a consistent basis. If he turns punk like he did at times in Toronto, well that’s a problem.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    This is good for the cavs. and Gdub, why is he an idiot? He’s instantly part of a playoff contender, he might not be a starter but he will definitely get playing time.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    huge up grade over wally zxxassxyxlkd

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    He’s got to be a step up from Wally Se%*&$@K doesn’t he?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Hey….that’s my line.

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I bet his nephew (niece?) is gonna be a baller.

  • a_whiteman

    I wish the raps could have kept him. He is going to fit in just fine with lbj and shaq. His d is better then ppl give him credit for.

  • vmcb

    I’ll be rooting for Parker, he was always a favourite of mine in Toronto.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Nice signing.

  • Exile

    A classy solid player that will be good for whatever team he plays for.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    That’s actually a very solid signing. As a starter or a 6th. He will provide everything that Wally couldn’t bring.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I think they might have just filled Pavlova-vic’s role….
    Surely Mo Williams, Boob Gib and the skull-faced Delonte will all play strongly throughout the reg season. Z, he wont be a starter or 6th man… and Wally was forced to play an undersized forward position anyway.

  • D12FSU

    his sister is better than him…..

  • Quail

    Now i bet the Cavs 2nd string team could beat the hell out of some team’s starting lineups.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    that barely audible whimpering in the background is delonte’s playing time eeking out it’s last breath

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    6 M for 2 years. that’s a STEAL. melvin, i think that d west is a perfect 6th man since he can play both guard spots.

  • http://www.lynxridge.com JDeneer

    Parker is a player man. Guy can hit the 3, nice midrange and will attack the rim anytime. But its his D that I’m going to miss in T.O. Happy for him.

  • Realosophy

    slam are biters i made up that line about they should have signed his sister

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    We’ll miss you in Toronto, Anthony Parker. Thanks for playing hard always.
    Cavs got a great pick-up here.

  • omg

    candace parker is a beast!!!

  • Duiduidui

    A.P is a very very classy “PROFESSIONAL”.

  • http://gmail.com Evan Dunphy

    Parker is great as a one or a two and it’ll be great to have West come off the bench and hit shots when Mo is having a slow night.

  • seven deuce

    Man teams are making some very questionable moves this summer already. I’ll bet Dionte Christmas would’ve been a cheaper alternative with nearly as much productivity provided they were to look for him on offense.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Solid swingman, although on the side of 30 you don’t want, he could probably still be fine without the athleticism he used to have when LeBron there has enough for 2 positions. They were missing a regular sized 3, or bigger 2. Nice move.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    They should’ve signed Clarence Downtown-Funky Malone. Duh.

  • wilz

    he’ll hit HUGE shots all season. cant at for parker’s moment in the limelight

  • http://Slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    A step in the right direction.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    He’s a real solid player. Tough defender. Good shooter. Good ball-handler.

  • AZ

    Great signing, AP is definitely a Shane Battier-type player.

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