With Chris Bosh re-signing with the Miami Heat it might have opened up the door for the Houston Rockets to match the Dallas Mavericks offer sheet for Chandler Parsons. That might not be the case, in fact the Rockets might have been more inclined to match the Mavericks offer had they signed Chris Bosh according to the Houston Chronicle.
If they do not land Bosh, they were unsure whether they would match or not — the developments and decisions in the 72 hour-window to match to determine whether the Rockets hit the jackpot or crap out in the initial stages of free agency.
With Bosh and Parsons in between Howard and James Harden, the Rockets would consider themselves contenders and would be willing to pay the luxury tax penalties. Without Bosh, they would have to weigh what can be done to bolster the roster to determine whether to make Parsons their third max or near-max player.
The Rockets have until late Sunday night to match the offer, and by waiting until the last minute they’ll tie up the Mavericks cap space though. That puts the Mavericks in an interesting spot where they could be caught having to scramble, the cap space is tied up until the deadline for the Rockets to match and by waiting until the last minute the Rockets would tie up the Mavericks cap space while free agents sign elsewhere.