The Cavaliers have a lot of decisions to make this off-season. Who do they draft? What key free agents do they target? And finally, the point of this series, who from this current squad to they bring back? Today, we tackle the other half of the Cavaliers one-two punch of Veteran Leadership, Anthony Parker.
I'm going to make this quick this time around because the Finals are on and honestly, we're talking about Anthony Parker here. While being a stand-up guy, there's probably no chance in Hell that the Cavaliers bring back Anthony Parker for one more season. At the ripe ole age of 37 (his birthday was yesterday, happy belated birthday Anthony!), it's very likely that Parker's NBA career is over. And if it isn't, I'm not sure what he's going to be able to give a team if he's around next year.
Despite averaging 25 minutes per game (what was Byron Scott thinking?) Parker averaged 7.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assist per game, near career lows for points and rebounds. Obviously Parker battled injuries for a good portion of the year, and at his age that's somewhat to be expected.
What do you all think? Am I missing something? Is his veteran leadership really the important to the team? Think he has one last season in him? Make yourselves heard in the comments.