Apr 23, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. The Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets 112-105. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rockets won’t match Mavericks offer for Chandler Parsons


The wait is over. The future of Chandler Parsons has finally been decided. The Houston Rockets will not match the Dallas Mavericks 3-year, $46 million deal for the 25-year old small forward.

The Mavs will be adding the versatile 6’9″ forward to their starting lineup to play next to Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, and Tyson Chandler.

Parsons, the 38th pick in the 2011 draft, averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4 assists this past season for the Rockets. He also shot 47.2% from the field and 37% from behind the arc.

He holds career averages of 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.

The Rockets have agreed to terms with former Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza to replace the spot left behind by Parsons.

The Mavericks have once again had a busy offseason. The team has brought back 2011 defensive anchor Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton in a trade with the Knicks. They’ve recently brought on forwards Greg Smith and Richard Jefferson to fill the roster.

Vince Carter, Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington, and Shane Larkin have already found new homes. Marion and DeJuan Blair‘s futures are still undecided, but it’s safe to assume they won’t be in Dallas.


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  • Sameer Moosa

    Yess!!!