In this edition of ESPN’s 5-on-5 roundtable, the panel of writers were asked this question.
Franchise mode: What’s the first big trade you would make?
Zach Harper of Daily Dime Live responded:
Paul to the Spurs for Parker. (See the deal)
I think I could trick the digital Hornets with a trade of Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and James Anderson for Chris Paul.
It would allow me to run out a trio of Duncan, Ginobili and Paul for the next two years, and then give R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich the pleasure and opportunity of building with CP3 as the centerpiece.
Chris Paul is one of the best pure point guards in the NBA today and it would be great to pair him with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
However, Parker’s speed and ability to knife into the lane has helped the Spurs to win three NBA titles and is one of the most popular players in San Antonio.
Splitter and Anderson on the other hand, are young players that could be important pieces of the Spurs’ future.
Tiago is one of the Spurs’ better big man, who has the potential to be great role player in the NBA for years to come. While Anderson is a young wingman that has shown good shooting touch and modest defense in the few games he played during his rookie year.
Both players were expected to contribute for the Spurs last season, but their rookie season were disrupted because of significant injuries.
If you are the Spurs would you consider trading Parker, Splitter and Anderson for Chris Paul? Share us your thoughts.