The San Antonio Spurs are apparently trying to trade point guard Tony Parker prior to Thursday’s 2011 NBA Draft. The New York Knicks are apparently in the market for a new point guard, or at least an upgrade of their backup point guard.
Does it make sense for the Knicks to at least the Spurs and kick the tires on the possibility of a trade for the 29-year-old Parker?
Sure it does. Phoenix is emphatically denying any desire to trade Steve Nash. The Knicks are reportedly discussing a Toney Douglas for Jonny Flynn swap with the Minnesota Timberwolves. So, sure, inquiring about Parker is certainly worth a phone call.
Just don’t expect it to happen. The Spurs are apparently looking for a way to get a high draft pick and dealing Parker — who made the All-Star team in 2010-2011 while averaging 17.5 points and 6.6 assists per game — might be their only way to get that done.
The Knicks, though, don’t have the lottery pick (they pick 17th) or the difference-making player it might take to get a deal for Parker done.