With the Rockets having 72-hours to match, Mark Cuban even met Parsons at a night club to get the deal signed and the clock ticking. Or that’s what we thought was the case.
The 72 hour clock on Parsons hasn’t started yet. Donnie Nelson said the offer sheet won’t be submitted until tonight.
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) July 10, 2014
With every second going against the Mavericks, it was obviously shocking that the team has yet to put the pressure on Daryl Morey and the Rockets. After all, the Rockets are in a holding pattern, as they are waiting on LeBron James and Chris Bosh to decide their futures.
One reason for the Mavs lack of urgency could be to work out a possible sign-and-trade. Once the offer is submitted, a trade is no longer possible due to CBA rules. Shawn Marion, Vince Carter, Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder could interest the Rockets.
Possible sign-and-trade still in play for Chandler Parsons, which is why Mavericks have not sbumitted offer sheet to the Rockets yet.
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) July 10, 2014
SnT could benefit Hou, by allowing them to sign Bosh beside small $2.8m hold for Parson, then go over cap to bring in Crowder/Marion/VC/etc
Donnie Nelson says Mavs talking sign & trade with Rockets. “There’s ways that both sides can win, so it’s just an ongoing process.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 10, 2014
— Michael Dugat (@mdug) July 10, 2014
Also, the 72-hour window doesn’t work as we originally thought.
As long as offer sheet is turned in today & received by Hou, Mavs wouldn’t actually lose any time (or Hou gain any) in matching process. — Michael Dugat (@mdug) July 10, 2014
The Mavs have until 5pm eastern time to submit their offer and put the pressure back on Houston.
Will they get the clock ticking or will they continue to explore a S&T and by the Rockets time in the process?