By now all San Antonio Spurs fans have heard the reports of the Spurs fielding offers for All-Star guard Tony Parker.
Well according to a Tweet from ESPN's Marc Stein the Spurs also want to attach Richard Jefferson and his hefty contract in any Parker deal:
San Antonio, as I hear it, wants to attach Richard Jefferson to any Tony Parker deal.
This puts a whole new twist on any trade involving Parker. Jefferson is due over 9.2 million next season and increases to a staggering $11,046,000 as a player option in his final contract season in 2013-2014.
And with the way the CBA is in flux and more team owners trying to pinch pennies, I highly doubt Jefferson's contract is an attractive option for the Sacramento Kings or Toronto Raptors.
If the Spurs want to deal Parker and get a high draft pick on Thursday, they might want to reconsider adding Jefferson.
You know what I would trade parker if it means getting jefferson out of here, because were not going to go anywhere with them on our roster, so if we get a good young draft pick and omri casppi who is 10 times better than dick jefferson, I think it'll be a good deal.
Unlike the foolish idea of trading Parker, trading Jefferson would be fantastic. Too bad there's no way any team would take him without getting much more attractive assets as well. His contract is horrible. And I certainly would NOT trade Parker just to get rid of Jefferson's contract. That is really stooopid.
@CollegeWolf @CollegeWolf- Trading Parker for a draft pick is a bad idea... But I think if you can get rid of both Jefferson and Parker to clear all that cap space would be great! It would be possible for us to really build from there. Imagine signing Chris Paul to run with Ginobili and Duncan. Do I think Paul would come to the Spurs... I think it is possible. I also think the Spurs are looking at Hill as the future point guard and Butler as the back up. If we can focus on getting bigger through this it is a win win. On some level I think sticking with the big 3 is a solid plan but why not roll the dice and set us up for the future.
@JosephPais Ok fair enough... I see what you are saying. However, you can't just give them away to get out from their cap obligations. No team in the league has enough salary space to simply absord Parker and Jefferson under their cap level. So that means you have to take back contracts in return to satisfy trade rules.
So then what? You get back lesser contracts (and obviously much less skilled players) and a draft pick(s)? Still bad for you guys.
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