Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/1/11
With the National Basketball League set to tip off in 24 days, free agency rumors are abound.  With the Cavaliers looking to build through the draft while developing and coaching up younger talent, one of the men who could be tasked with a mentor-based role in 2011-12 is veteran shooting gaurd Anthony Parker who the team is reportedly looking to lock up for at least another two seasons. Parker, 36, has played the past two seasons in Cleveland after being acquired as one of the shooters to provide depth around LeBron James during the team’s run in 2009-10.  Supposed to play behind Delonte West at the time, Parker’s big break came when West was unable to play due to his much-discussed personal problems.  Since getting the starting role, Parker has been in the Cavaliers starting more often than not – he started all 81 games in 2009-10 and 65 games last season, falling victim to a plug-and-play rotation where starting roles were sporadically given to players like Manny Harris and Danie...
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