Jan 24, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25) reacts after making a basket during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. The Grizzlies defeated the Rockets 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Heat re-signing Bosh, deterring Rockets from matching Chandler Parsons offer

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.

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  • Aaron Sanford

    That’s what you get Cuban! More will make him wait until the last second possible. Hahaha

    Screw Bosh, there are still some great players available. Players that can help win titles. Then could sign Gasol and Deng with the money they offered Bosh or perhaps even less.

    • ErikH1981

      Because Cuban had no idea Morey and Houston would make him wait…this was a very calculated move, either the Mavs get Parsons and upgrade the SF position or Houston matches and ties up a lot of their salary space…don’t think Cuban is too concerned.

      • Aaron Sanford

        No Bosh, no match but Cuban will have to wait until the last second to find that out. He can’t sign any other players and you better believe that concerns him. Cuban can grossly overpay Parsons and suck on it!