Report: Kings talking trade for Spurs' Parker

June 22, 2011, 5:12 pm
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June 22, 2011KINGS PAGE KINGS VIDEO staff

The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly shopping guard Tony Parker and the Kings are among the teams involved in trade talks, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.

Parker, the 2007 NBA Finals MVP, is coming off a subpar season. He averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 assists in 2010-11.

According to the report, the Spurs are seeking to move up in the draft. The Kings have the No. 7 pick on Thursday.

According to, Sacramento has also been involved in trade discussions for Denver's Raymond Felton.

Parker, 29, signed a four-year, 50 million contract extension that will begin next season.

Tuesday he addressed remarks made to a French media outlet that suggested he was looking to leave the Spurs.

"You know newspapers need stories and to talk about stuff, and I'm in a great situation to know what it is," Parker said. "I love the Spurs. I love being a Spur. I re-signed four years so if I didn't believe we can win a championship I would not have signed."

Parker didn't exactly go out of his way to try to clarify the remarks made last month in Paris, a few weeks after the 61-win Spurs were upset in the first round by eighth-seeded Memphis.

An article on FIBA's website quoted Parker as saying, "We will always have a good team but can no longer say we're playing for a championship." He added that it would be tough for the Spurs to regenerate themselves with Tim Duncan turning 36 next spring and Manu Ginobili turning 34 next month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.