With Grant Hill looking like a long shot, the Knicks have expressed interest in Anthony Parker.

Though the Knicks’ priority is a defensive center, they seem also intent on getting a 3-point-shooting small forward, a leader who can defend coming off the bench. Parker, who once played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, shot 38 percent from 3-point land last season, averaging 8.3 points.

The Knicks are offering just one-year deals to protect their cap space for 2012 for the possibility of signing the likes of Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.