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Chandler Parsons was added to the Team USA camp roster.
It's been a busy month for Parsons and he's now moved north to join the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons' uptempo style and perimeter game makes him a candidate to make the team, which is saying something for the former second-round draft pick.
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Chandler Parsons said on KESN-FM 103.3 on Thursday that the Rockets told him they would match any offer he received in restricted free agency.
"Before this whole process started, they had told me 'You've earned this," Parsons recalled. "You deserve this. Go and sign the best deal for your career. Just know in the back of your mind that we plan on matching.' Throughout the process, I definitely thought they were gonna match the contract." The Rockets instead decided to let Parsons join the Mavericks on a three-year $46 million deal.
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Chandler Parsons thinks Mark Cuban is the best owner in sports.
Speaking about Cuban's impact on his free agency decision, Parson's didn't hold back his praise for the Mavericks' owner. "I've developed a relationship with him throughout the years. I truly think he's the best owner in sports...I just have a special relationship with him. I trust him." Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 1.8 three-pointers, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in a breakout season with Houston last year and should provide solid mid-round fantasy value playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki.
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Chandler Parsons was surprised when Houston did not match Dallas' offer.
"I definitely was a little surprised that they didn't match," Parsons said. "I thought that was the plan going forward that they were going to [match]. But I think [agent] Dan Fegan and my agency ... did a great job with this contract and really put pressure on them. They decided what they thought was best for their future and they told me to go get my best individual contract, and we both did what we thought was best for ourselves." Rockets GM Daryl Morey stated that Parsons contract was "untradeable," which was his reasoning behind not matching Dallas' offer.
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The Mavericks are hopeful that newly-signed Chandler Parsons will double as pitchman that will recruit other stars to Dallas.
The Mavericks office is hoping that Chandler can serve as the heir apparent to Dirk Nowitzki as face of the franchise and bring a LeBron James-like recruiting ability. "Probably our greatest marketing asset is our owner, Mark Cuban, but I heard he's in a run for his money because Chandler Parsons is going to supposedly try to take that baton from him," Mavericks president Donnie Nelson said. "From what I've heard he's a terrific teammate. He's very friendly and the guys really enjoy being around him." While the 25-year-old is widely-credited with helping recruit Dwight Howard to Houston last summer, his fantasy owners will simply hope for a repeat of (or improvement upon) his breakout 2013-14 season during which he averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals.
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Chandler Parsons has received his first invitation to join the 2014 Men's National Training Camp in Las Vegas.
This is Parsons' first time attending the men's training camp in Las Vegas, and he will be competing for the small forward spot with the likes of Paul George, Kevin Durant, and DeMar DeRozan.
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The Rockets have decided not to match the Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer sheet for Chandler Parsons.
The two teams are discussing a potential sign-and-trade which would create a traded-player exception for Houston, but either way Parsons will start at SF for the Mavericks next season. He gives Dallas a very intriguing starting lineup of Raymond Felton, Monta Ellis, Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler, and there's still a chance that Dallas will upgrade their PG situation before opening night. The Rockets' tempo was ideal for fantasy purposes, but Chandler has shown that he can score in transition or in the half-court, with or without the ball, and he should fare well as a top option alongside Dirk and Monta in Dallas.
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The Rockets are still "strongly considering" matching Dallas' offer sheet on restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.
After just signing Trevor Ariza to a four-year, $32 million deal today, it's going to be awfully tough to invest another $45 million over three years to a small forwards. The Rocket do play a lot of small ball, but they might want to use their cap space elsewhere. They'll have one more day to match
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If Chris Bosh agrees to sign with the Rockets, they may be inclined to match the Mavericks' offer sheet for Chandler Parsons.
LeBron James' decision to leave the Heat puts Houston in a great position to sign Bosh. If they do land him, sources tell beat writer Jonathan Feigen that the Rockets feel "it would be worth paying a stiff luxury tax" to have a core that included James Harden, Dwight Howard, Bosh and Parsons.
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The Rockets are "moving quickly" to trade Jeremy Lin and clear enough cap space to make an offer to Chris Bosh, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Lin has already been linked to the 76ers and Bucks, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey has simply been waiting for the first shoe to drop before trading Lin away. To entice a team to accept Lin's $15 million salary this year, Houston will likely include draft picks and/or young players. Bosh will reportedly get a max offer worth $96 million over four years, and if he accepts it the Rockets are expected to also match Chandler Parsons' hefty $45 million offer sheet from the Mavericks. Things will progress quickly now that LeBron has made his decision.