[Daily News] Knick Pick May Point To Younger Parker
A French point guard named Parker running the Knicks' fast break?
It could become a reality - that is, if Isiah Thomas liked what he saw yesterday when several prospects completed a predraft workout at the team's Greenburgh facility.
Tony Parker, San Antonio's dynamic point guard, isn't defecting from the Spurs, but the Knicks could get his 21-year-old brother, T.J., who is foregoing his final year at Northwestern and entering the NBA draft.
"I'm kind of like my brother, I like to push the ball. I've got a lot of speed," the 6-2 Parker said. "It's the NBA, the best basketball in the world. That's what I want to do."
Of course, Thomas already acquired his dream point guard in January 2004 in Stephon Marbury, but there were rumblings at the end of the season that Marbury could switch to shooting guard. With two first-round picks and a second-round choice, the Knicks might opt for Parker. He averaged 9.7 points for the Wildcats in his junior year.
"Show them you can play. My brother, that's what he did," Parker said, adding that he would play in Europe if not selected in the June28 draft.
His brother was selected late in the first round (28th pick) of the '01 draft by San Antonio and quickly blossomed.
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