Parker to the Knicks? 'We'll see ...'
But on Wednesday evening, the 28-year-old wasn't as emphatic about his desire to remain with the Spurs.
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"For now, I'm in San Antonio. So we'll see what happens," Parker said when asked whether he'd be open to a trade to another city.
Rumors surfaced late in the season that the Spurs would consider trading Parker after rookie George Hill emerged as a competent starter in the regular season and playoffs. Hill started in place of Parker in January when the nine-year veteran went down with a broken hand.
The rookie also started eight of the Spurs' 10 playoff games before Parker regained his starting spot for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference semis vs. the Suns.
A report in the New York Daily News last month stated that Parker has told close friends he'd be open to a trade to the New York Knicks.
Parker repeated the same phrase he'd used earlier in the interview when asked about a potential trade to the Knicks, who are in the market for a point guard.
"We'll see what happens," said Parker, who is under contract next season.
Parker, in New York to play in Steve Nash's charity soccer game at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side, wasn't interested in discussing the possibility of Hill starting next season.
"That's a question you have to ask [Spurs coach Gregg Popovich]. I'll be fine," Parker said.
Ian Begley is a contributor to ESPNNewYork.com
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