According to Brian Windhorst’s twitter account the Cavaliers have come to terms with free agent SG Anthony Parker. As we reported last night, Parker played the last three seasons in Toronto. He averaged just under 11 points per game last season and is generally considered a good outside shooter.
Parker (34) played in Europe before signing with the Raptors. He has been a target of Danny Ferry since his days overseas, but Ferry has never been able to pry him away from the Raptors. With the signing of Hedo Turkoglu, Parker became an unrestricted free agent and Ferry pounced.
Details of the contract are not yet finalized, nor is it known how many years or what kind of dollar figures are being considered. (7/9 Update: ESPN reports that the two sides have agreed on two years for less than $6 million) Last year Parker made $4.55 million. He started for the Raptors and played 33 minutes a game, but will not be asked to play as much for the Cavs. He will help the Cavaliers’ thin backcourt. He will more than likely get Sasha Pavlovic’s minutes from last year and some of Wally Szczerbiak’s depending on what the Cavs from here until camp.
Parker makes 11 players under contract for the upcoming season. The Cavaliers expect to resign Anderson Varejao, and rookie Danny Green will certainly be given the opportunity to make the squad. That leaves room for one more player, and the Cavs will have at least the bi-annual exception (if not the MLE) to offer. Of course there is still the possibility of a sign and trade with Wally Szczerbiak…
Guards- Mo Williams, Delonte West, Daniel Gibson, Tarrence Kinsey, *Anthony Parker
Forwards- LeBron James, JJ Hickson, Darnell Jackson, Jawad Williams, *Anderson Varejao, *Danny Green
Centers- Shaquille O’Neal, Zydrunas Ilgauskas