Parker considered for rest of season

March 12, 2008|Jonathan Abrams | Times Staff Writer

The Clippers are interested in signing veteran point guard Smush Parker, waived recently by the Miami Heat, for the rest of the season, Clippers sources said.

Parker, 26, played in only nine games with the Heat this season and had been on paid leave since a Nov. 27 incident with a Miami valet parking attendant.

After a long standoff, he was waived Monday.

"We are hoping for something good to happen, but I can't comment on anything further than that," his agent, Billy Ceisler, said.

The two parties have had discussions, but as of Tuesday no deal had been reached.

Parker would probably be signed to the prorated veteran's minimum salary of $1.2 million.

Before signing with Miami, Parker played two seasons with the Lakers, starting during much of his time there and averaging 11.3 points.

The Clippers have targeted another NBA veteran point guard since buying out Sam Cassell's contract last month and after Ronald "Flip" Murray passed them over to sign with the Indiana Pacers.



at Orlando, 4 PST, Channel 5.

Site -- Amway Arena.

Radio -- 710.

Records -- Clippers 21-41, Magic 41-24.

Record vs. Magic -- 0-1.

Update -- Chris Kaman, whose sore lower back resurfaced and hindered him from playing in the Clippers' victory over the Miami Heat on Monday, is questionable. Orlando has won seven of their last 10 games. They beat the Clippers, 113-106, at Staples Center on Jan. 9.


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