Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Aug 18 '12

Anthony Parker, who retired in June after nine NBA seasons, has been hired as a scout for the Magic.

Parker is widely admired for his character, and would be a quality addition to any franchise. Depending upon his interests, it shouldn't take him long to transition from the scouting department to the coaching staff.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Jun 27 '12

Anthony Parker has officially announced his retirement after nine seasons in the NBA.

The 37-year-old swingman finishes with career averages of 9.1 points (40.4 percent from downtown), 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. He established a reputation as one of the league's quality veteran leaders, and his presence will be sorely missed in the Cavs' locker room.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 26 '12

Anthony Parker is unlikely to return to the Cavs next season.

Retirement has already been listed as an option, but the Cavs need to get younger at shooting guard and Parker is an unrestricted free agent. With averages of just 7.3 points and 2.7 rebounds, the veteran may have to settle for a minimum contract if he wants to continue playing. His troublesome back was a problem again this season, and that issue is likely to subside as he gets older.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 23 '12

Anthony Parker played 23 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring five points on 1-of-4 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, three assists, and a steal.

Parker was used in many leagues during the Cavs' three-game week for his versatile, albeit modest numbers, but we might have gotten a glimpse of how he wants to go out tonight. Parker, set to retire after this year, would likely be given his choice of workloads heading out the door, and in this close contest he was content to take a limited role. Expect more of the same going forward, with anything more being a nice surprise.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 15 '12

Anthony Parker is "likely" to retire at the end of the season.

Parker previously called retirement an option, so nothing shocking here. The veteran shooting guard is averaging just 7.3 points per game and has battled a bad back this season.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 14 '12

Anthony Parker hit 4-of-5 shots for 15 points, five assists and a steal on Saturday, but didn't hit a 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

He took an arm to the throat but was able to stay in the game. He should hit some 3-pointers on most nights, but it's hard to be displeased with the 15 & 5.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 11 '12

Anthony Parker played 37 minutes on Wednesday, but had just seven points, three reboudns, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in the overtime loss.

Parker was getting physically punished all night, taking a hit to his already bruised sternum as well as several other nagging injuries. He played through them and as long as the minutes remain high, the production should follow, as the Cavaliers prepare for games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednedsday.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 10 '12

Anthony Parker returned from a bruised sternum on Tuesday and hit 7-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to 19 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in a win over the Bobcats.

Parker had 27 points in his last game (Wednesday) before missing a couple with the injury, and is officially hot for the Cavaliers. With four more games this week, he's worth a serious look in almost any league.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 10 '12

Anthony Parker (sternum) will start in Tuesday's game against the Bobcats.

Parker's return sends Manny Harris back to the bench. However, a red-hot Lester Hudson is expected to stick as the third/scoring guard off the bench. Parker did have 27 points in his last outing, but on the season he's averaged just 6.8 points in his 39 starts.

Anthony Parker SG/SF CLE Apr 10 '12

Anthony Parker (sternum) is probable for Tuesday against the Bobcats.

Parker's return shouldn't hamper Lester Hudson, as Hudson should remain the third guard off the bench. Manny Harris will likely lose his role in the rotation, but there is nothing to get excited about by Parker's return. He is averaging just 6.8 points in 39 starts this season. We'll need to see more than one 27-point performance to believe there is sustainable value to be had here.