Report: Kings talking trade for Spurs' Parker

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Report: Kings talking trade for Spurs' Parker

June 22, 2011KINGS PAGE KINGS VIDEO
CSNBayArea.com 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 ESPN.com, 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.

Warriors erase early woes for big win vs Spurs

Warriors erase early woes for big win vs Spurs

BOX SCORE

The Warriors started off down 15-0 Wednesday night vs. the Spurs. It only went up from there as they caught fire and made a statement to the final of 110-98 in San Antonio. 

Steph Curry led all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson added 23 points with the two combining for eight 3-pointers. 

Former Spur David West played a huge part with 15 points and even nailed one from beyond the arc. 

Andre Iguodala continued to come up huge with 14 points off the bench and six rebounds.

Golden State improved to 61-14 on the season and are now 3.5 games ahead of San Antonio for the No. 1 seed. 

Durant gets taste of competition, plays 1-on-1 with Warriors coach

Durant gets taste of competition, plays 1-on-1 with Warriors coach

For the first time in a month, Kevin Durant got a taste of competition. Well, sort of.

Durant on Wednesday went through one-on-one sessions with Warriors assistant coach Willie Green, who is two years removed from a 12-year career as a guard in the NBA.

“He played full-court one-on-one, played some half-court one-on-one to start and then they stepped it up,” coach Steve Kerr told reporters prior to the Warriors-Spurs game in San Antonio. “Willie said it was a good workout.”

Durant and Green played five games of half-court ball and one with the full court. The active player, for the record, won all six games.

“Kevin got him pretty good, so it’s a good sign,” Kerr said before flashing a bit of humor. “If Willie had beaten him, I would have been very concerned.”

An even better sign for the Warriors is that only one man walked away feeling the burn of competition.

“Willie said he was really sore,” Kerr said. “Not Kevin. Willie.”

Durant has been out since sustaining a medial collateral ligament sprain and bone bruise to his left knee on Feb. 28 at Washington. Though there have been no setbacks in his rehab, there is no firm timetable for his return.

“It’s impossible to predict that stuff,” Kerr said. “But it would be nice for him to get a couple games in at the end of the regular season.”

The Warriors plan to re-evaluate Durant next week, after which they expect to plot out his return. There is optimism that he could be back in time to play two or three regular season games in preparation for the postseason, which begins April 15.