Wednesday , Feb , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Is Smush Parker Stuck in Miami?

An executive whose team rejected Heat overtures on Smush Parker said Miami hasn’t been able to move him not only because of his $2.6 million player option for 2008-09, but also because, ‘if Pat Riley can’t control him, who can?’…Though the Lakers got Pau Gasol from Memphis for modest returns (two No. 1 picks, Javaris Critenton and Kwame Brown’s expiring contract), Riley said, ‘That deal wasn’t offered to us. They wanted two picks and the expiring big-man contract.’ Click here for more from the Miami Herald.