INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- No one is expecting Anthony Parker to make the All-Star team. He may not even return to his role as the Cavaliers starting shooting guard.
But Parker is officially back, and as far as the Cavs are concerned, he will serve an important function. He will again be relied upon as a solid backcourt defender, occasional perimeter shooter and forever professional leader.
Parker had been an unrestricted free agent until Monday, when he signed a one-year deal following a brief courting period from other teams.
He told FOX Sports Ohio the free agency process was difficult and stressful not normal. So reaching a deal with the Cavs provided Parker a sense of relief, a return to the life he was used to.
A few other topics Parker addressed in a chat with FSO:
On re-signing with the Cavs:
My mind was on training camp. It was a different feeling knowing that everyone else had come back (from the lockout) and I wasnt here. I knew I didnt want this to be a process that...