Rumor: Could Chris Paul and Tony Parker call New York home?
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: No surprise here.
The Desperate Housewife wants hubby Tony Parker to take his talent to the media capital of the world, New York City. So Parker – a free agent at season’s end – could be on the move.
The San Antonio Spurs have young George Hill waiting in the wings at point guard. And Manu Ginobili found his game when Parker was injured during the latter months of the 2010 regular season.
A move to New York is slightly more complicated than Mr. and Mrs. Eva Longoria realize, though.
The Knicks have their eyes on prying superstar Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets. However, the Knicks could add Paul and Parker.
Coach Mike D’Antoni would love the scoring opportunities Paul and Parker would collectively create, and he wouldn’t worry about their lack of size on defense.
This isn’t such a crazy idea. Remember, Coach Gregg Popovich once considered moving Parker to the two-spot when the Spurs were chasing free agent point guard Jason Kidd.
Now Kidd is bigger than Paul and Parker. He can easily defend opposing two-guards. But Paul and Parker would compensate for their smaller stature by pressuring the ball full court, and they would be protected in D’Antoni’s up-tempo system.
Again, it’s no surprise Parker has interest in New York. The surprise could be having Paul as his backcourt mate.
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