Thursday July 9 2009 – 6:40pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
The following comments were made around 5:00pm Eastern.
Since then, maybe something has changed.
But at the time Bryan Colangelo answered this question, he was under the impression that Anthony Parker had NOT “officially” signed on the dotted line with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Thus, Toronto still remains interested in retaining AP’s services for next season.
Colangelo said “timing is everything” when discussing the Parker situation. Basically, when it looked like the Raps were going to simply sign Turkoglu, it was going to be very difficult to bring back AP given the financial restrictions the team would have been operating under. But after Colangelo was able to pull off the 4-team deal / sign-and-trade, suddenly more money was freed-up and the opportunity to offer Parker a more substantial offer arose.
But is it too late? Has AP truly committed to the Cavs? Can he back out? Will he be brought back to Toronto?
Have a listen to how Colangelo explained the whole scenario: