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Fox Sports Ohio:
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...
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard/forward Anthony Parker to a contract, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, it’s a one-year deal.
“Bringing back Anthony was a high priority for us. We place great value on the leadership, professionalism and veteran presence he brings both on the court and in [...]
Baron Davis wasn't at Media Day, but I'm sure you already knew that. I plan to follow up on that later this week, but I mention it now only as those PG minutes should relate to Ramon Sessions. Without Baron, there should be plenty of minutes for him in a prominent back-up role behind the number one overall pick this year for sure. In the video below I asked Ramon about...
Kyrie Irving is already popping eyes at Cavaliers practice sessions. And you would expect nothing less of the NBAs No. 1 overall draft pick.
There are gonna be some oohs and aahs at (Quicken Loans Arena) this season, Cavs forward Samardo Samuels predicted of Irving.
Samuels said it while wearing a large smile, adding he has been most impressed with how the rookie point guard out...
It was preseason for everybody yesterday, including myself. The reason I say that is because the second question I asked Cavs Rookie Tristan Thompson in the video below took me way too many words to complete. I have since reviewed the tape though, and am working on tightening up that aspect of my interview game. Thankfully Tristan is a real nice and intelligent guy who was able to...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio You know it's Cavaliers media day when Ryan Hollins is toting around a FOX Sports Ohio microphone and conducting interviews on his own.
Hollins is the Cavs backup center and an aspiring sports broadcaster. He even spent part of the lockout providing analysis for telecasts of UCLA games.
On Monday, he played the role of reporter, seeking out the inside scoop...
It’s easy to shrug off Baron Davis being injured at the start of camp since he’s not known for showing up to camp in the best shape. But this time it appears to be more serious, after missing the first three days of Cavaliers training camp Davis has left the team to get a second…
Social media and the social networking sports world have been targeting NBA commissioner David Stern and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert with their hate after the NBA has been, according to many fans, getting too involved with ‘basketball’ issues. TNT’s NBA analyst Steve Kerr is the latest to jump in on the pile-on, albeit a different...Read the Rest...
Point guard Irving was the first overall pick in the draft. Links to numerous Cavaliers stories.
The point guard is seeking a second opinion on his back problem
Cleveland point guard Baron Davis has left the Cavaliers to seek a second opinion on his stiff back, an injury that has sidelined him in the early practice sessions.
Baron Davis has left Cleveland to have his back examined.
The announcement was made on Media Day that Anthony Micheal Parker will be paid $2.25 million to play shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. Antawn Jamison will make a tad over $15 million to play power forward. AP is 36 years old, Antawn is 35, and regardless of how things play out this is most likely their last hurrah in a Cavaliers uniform.The leadership role...
While point guards and power forwards continue to rack up Wine and Gold headlines and quote-filled columns, it is the shooting guards who have provided some of the most interesting nuggets of information in what has been a chaotic NBA preseason. While the Cavaliers added Anthony Parker in a free agency move to bolster their young and inexperienced locker room, Daniel Gibson, Manny...