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November 9, 2011 Updates

"The research shows that payroll really only has, I think the number was 7 percent to do with the wins and losses," said Parker, Cleveland's player-rep. "I don't buy, and a lot of people in the media don't buy, that some of these changes are going to create the competitiveness a lot people believe it will. "The concern for us is just for guys to have flexibility and not have to be told where they're going to go and have no say at all. We realize there are going to be some restrictions, but it's a very oppressive system that's been put in front of us so far." NBA.com

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"I'm not optimistic right now," (Anthony) Parker said. "I just don't see any quick solutions. It's about differing philosophies ... "You have to remember this is lockout and not a strike. The players are not demanding more money. We have offered concessions and the owners have essentially said, 'It isn't enough.' They have a right to do what they are doing, but sometimes there is fallout by trying to get the best deal possible." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 6, 2011 Updates

Anthony Parker on him being prepared to miss a check and if he thinks others are as prepared as him: “Nobody wants to miss a check. I don’t care who you are, nobody wants to miss a check. Especially when you’re younger in the league and don’t have as many years in, but I really feel like the union, Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter, and everyone else that has been involved has done a great job of preparing everybody for where we’re at right now. We anticipated being in this position and although it’s disappointing the saying is hope for the best, prepare for the worst and I think we have done that as well as you can and we are in the process and have made contingency plans to try to help people. They’ve talked about setting up workout centers and stuff at the union’s expense. We’re trying to do everything we can to keep guys ready and in playing shape and where they need to be and where we would usually be at this point of the season but it’s difficult.” Sports Radio Interviews

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August 7, 2011 Updates

The chances of 36-year-old swingman Anthony Parker returning to the Cavaliers are slim. But he has not ruled out re-signing with the club. He said he doesn't know where the report originated from that he has ruled out the Cavs. "I have never said that I will not re-sign with the Cavs," Parker said via email. "I don't know where Fox Sports Ohio got that information, but it wasn't from me." News-Herald

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Maccabi Tel Aviv recently denied rumors regarding the possibility of Anthony Parker rejoining the Israeli organization for a third stint. Rumor has it that the financial difference between Parker and Maccabi is roughly $1 million. 'Truthfully, its a non- issue,' a source with information told 'Eurobasket', adding, 'Parker has no interest in coming back to Europe. Honestly, it's all speculations.' Eurobasket.com

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alex in chicago: Who are the bulls going to get this offseason at Sg Alex Kennedy: The Bulls are working the phones and monitoring what's happening in Philadelphia and Golden State. It doesn't hurt their odds that both Monta Ellis and Andre Iguodala would welcome a trade to Chicago with open arms. Right now, everyone wants to play alongside Derrick Rose and join the Bulls as they become a perennial contender. That will also help Chicago if they can't land a shooting guard in a trade. They'll have no problem attracting free agents this summer. Their options include J.R. Smith, Arron Afflalo, Jason Richardson, C.J. Miles, Shannon Brown, Anthony Parker, Nick Young, DeShawn Stevenson and Michael Redd. They'll have the full mid-level exception to spend and they'll definitely be throwing money at a shooting guard. HoopsWorld

April 15, 2011 Updates

Parker came very close to being traded at the deadline. He’s glad he wasn’t dealt. “Basketball-wise, it would have been exciting being in the playoffs, but I was comfortable here,” he said. “I really liked our team and situation. I wanted to be here when things turned around.” He said he intends on playing next season. “I feel I can play at this level and can contribute to a team,” Parker said. “I feel I can still help out a team. It might not be as a starter. We’ll see if it’s one year, two years, three years.” Morning Journal

April 12, 2011 Updates

Because Parker isn't sure when he'll play next. Or even if he will. The 36-year-old shooting guard is the most senior member on the Cavaliers' roster, and he is only player whose contract expires at the end of this season. This is also when the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement expires, when a universally anticipated lockout could disrupt play. If the lockout shortens next season significantly or entirely, Parker admits that he might not have another opportunity to play. "Weirder things have happened," he said. "But I don't know how many people will take a look at a 37 year old after sitting out a whole year." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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