Yahoo! reports that the Spurs have talked to Toronto, which is picking fifth, and Sacramento, which is picking seventh, about their first-round draft picks.

Parker, who turned 29 last month, is considered to be the most marketable of the Spurs’ “Big Three” because of his age and potential replacements at the position in George Hill and Gary Neal.

But still, it’s a shocker the Spurs would want to trade into the upper part of what most observers believe is a shallow, weak pool of talent.

Kyrie Irving of Duke is considered the overwhelming choice for the No. 1 pick. Most talent analysts believe he will struggle to reach the level of Parker, who averaged 17.5 points, 6.6 assists and led the Spurs in minutes played last season.

League sources also said the Spurs are shopping Hill for a potential pick at the back end of the lottery as well.
Yahoo! reporter Adrian Wojnarowski also reports that Sacramento forward Omri Casspi could be a part of a Spurs deal with the Kings. Casspi, a 6-foot-9 small forward from Israel who averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds last year with the Kings, has been a personal favorite of Spurs general manager R.C. Buford.
The Kings appear most interested in getting a point guard. If they can’t get Parker, Yahoo! reports they are interested in Denver guard Raymond Felton.

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