The Houston Rockets didn’t match the Dallas Mavericks’ offer for Chandler Parsons and it might have been because of the way the deal was constructed. In a nutshell, the Mavericks can’t trade Parsons till mid-January of 2015, and after next season his approval is required. Parsons can also opt-out after two seasons.
The way the contract is structured might have deterred the Rockets from matching because Houston general manager Daryl Morey labeled it “untradeable.”
“The contract (Parsons) got…the Mavericks are a smart organization; they obviously wanted to get him…that structure of that (contract) is literally one of the most untradeable structures I’ve ever seen,” Morey told KBME-AM 790 in Houston.
The good news for the Mavericks is that they have no plans to trade Parsons.
“We’re not looking to move (Chandler Parsons). We hope he’s here for a long, long time,” Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Monday on KESN-FM 103.3, via the Dallas Morning News. “In terms of the trade-ability, we’ve had some pretty interesting contracts in past and were able to get off of them. So I don’t think there’s such a thing as an untradable contract. But that’s clearly not the spirit of which we’re doing this.”
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