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HexNBA
07-28-2007, 05:14 PM
Heat sign free-agent point guard Parker

MIAMI -- Free-agent point guard Smush Parker signed Friday with the Miami Heat, his seventh team since turning pro in 2002.

The deal came after the Heat failed to land several other point guards they pursued, including Mo Williams, Steve Francis and Steve Blake.

"We feel very good about acquiring Smush," coach Pat Riley said in a statement. "He brings size, shooting and defense to our backcourt. He has been improving every year, and we feel that this could be his best year yet."

Parker helped guide the Los Angeles Lakers to the playoffs in each of his two seasons as their starting point guard. They were over the salary cap and didn't try to re-sign him.

He played in all 164 games the past two seasons, averaging 11.3 points, 3.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 32 minutes.

Parker is one of four players with at least 110 steals and 110 3-point field goals in each of the past two seasons. Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd are the others.

Parker went undrafted in 2002 and was with Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit and Phoenix before joining the Lakers.

"We are excited to bring Smush to Miami," Heat general manager Randy Pfund said. "He's a talented young player who brings good size and athleticism to our point-guard position. Smush has been the starting point guard of a playoff team the past two seasons, and we believe he has his best years ahead of him."

Flacolaco
07-28-2007, 05:18 PM
lol kudos for making me giggle upon seeing the thread title

EricaLubarsky
07-28-2007, 05:20 PM
nice comedic 1-2 punch

skylive321
07-28-2007, 05:22 PM
This power that you speak of?

TripleDipping
07-30-2007, 09:27 AM
I can't believe the Lakers let him go for nothing. :moon:

MavsWiLLHaVeRinGs
07-30-2007, 11:03 AM
I can't believe the Lakers let him go for nothing. :moon:

Addition by subtraction.

StackAttack
07-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Seriously. Worst. Starting. Point Guard. Ever.

SeriousSummer
07-30-2007, 11:23 AM
"Parker is one of four players with at least 110 steals and 110 3-point field goals in each of the past two seasons. Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd are the others."

I love random statistics!

mkat
07-30-2007, 12:50 PM
"Parker is one of four players with at least 110 steals and 110 3-point field goals in each of the past two seasons. Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd are the others."

I love random statistics!

i wonder how long it took them to find these stats?

Henry_VIII
07-30-2007, 04:31 PM
I imagine the stats search goes something like this:
somebody like 82games.com has a huge database of every game/every stat in the game
person looking for random stat picks a starting point to see how many players have 50 steals/50 3-pts
Alot of results come back, so random stat dude ups the number to 100 steals/3-pts
Maybe a dozen comes back, so he bumps it to 130
none come back, so he drops it to 110 and get 4 results.
Random stat guy has now found a small exclusive club to write about.

I envy random stat guys access to that kind of data.

MavsX
07-30-2007, 05:43 PM
he is the worst.