"ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported last month that Houston was looking for a third team to make a trade work. The Milwaukee Bucks emerged as a potential third team at one point, per league sources, but there was no traction toward a deal. Milwaukee has been trying to shed salary so, in all likelihood, the idea of taking back the remaining money on Ryan Anderson's contract (three years, $60 million) in a trade wasn't enticing.
One name that came up in those (very) preliminary talks? Bucks forward Jabari Parker, per league sources.
The report didn't declare if the Knicks asked for Parker or the Bucks wanted to shop the young forward, but either would be a boon to a potential return for Anthony.
It's unclear which side -- the Knicks or Bucks -- brought up Parker's name. What is clear is that Parker would have been part of an outgoing package that included a larger Bucks contract, such as John Henson's or Greg Monroe's. If that deal had come to fruition, the Knicks would have received the type of return they'd long hoped for in an Anthony trade: a young player on a below-market contract in Parker."
Considering Robinson comes from the Bucks (and advocated for Beasley) and Cofield was Parker's trainer pre-draft, it should come as no surprise (assuming it's true) that the Knicks hoped to land the talented but oft-injured Parker. Link
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