Back in May, 2008, we featured a little series called “Re-Sign or Release” where we went through every player on the Cavaliers roster and turned to the readers to see what they would do if they were the general manager of the Wine and Gold and – hypothetically, of course – all of the players were up to have their respective contracts renewed.
Same hypothetical this time around: We’re looking to build for the future; all players are restricted free agents, likely requiring a bit of a pay raise from last season. Do you re-sign them? Andrew has already laid out the roadblocks currently facing the Cavaliers in 2011; now it’s your turn. Vote below and leave your support in the comments.
Another day, another guard – this time, everyone’s favorite mid-season trade rumor in Anthony Parker. Best part of this one may be that Parker is a legit free agent that seems to have quite a mixed crowd when it comes to bringing him back.
2010-11 Salary: $2,855,770
2010-11 Recap: Care to guess who had the second-most games started for the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers? Naturally, since this very post is about one Anthony Michael Parker, you can guess that it is him (65) as he falls in just one game behind power forward JJ Hickson.
Though he was not the most talented or athletic member of the New Expression Wine and Gold, Parker provided Byron Scott’s otherwise young team with a strong veteran presence in and out of the locker room. When asked if he regrets not being traded to a team like the Chicago Bulls – one that’s still in the playoffs, but the way – he firmly stated that not only did he not want to leave Cleveland, but hopes to be back next season.
Parker provided his fair share of rough shooting nights, but when things could have gone completely toxic after the countless losses, it was his experience that kept a very inexperienced team together. He has stated on more than one occasion that he hopes to return to see what the second season can provide for his would-be new teammates.
The veteran shooting guard will be 36-years of age when next season tips off. That said, should he be calling Cleveland home?