As the Rockets negotiate with Chris Bosh to bring even more star power to the team, Houston must prepare for another talented, young player to leave. Chandler Parsons reportedly agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks for three years and $46 million.
His play has improved greatly since the 2011-2012 season, his first in the NBA. That year, Parsons was averaging 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Fast forward to this past season, when his averages increased to 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
With a bright future ahead, losing Parsons is not ideal for the Rockets. However, adding Chris Bosh to the Rockets would most likely make up for Parsons’ lost production. Even so, Bosh has not agreed to sign with the Rockets yet, and Houston could lose out on both Parsons and Bosh.
Parsons is currently a restricted free agent. Once he signs the offer sheet with the Mavs, the Rockets will have three days to match the offer. If they do match the offer, the Rockets will keep Chandler Parsons. If not, Parsons heads for his new home in Texas.
The Mavericks have already re-signed Dirk Nowitzki and acquired Tyson Chandler from the New York Knicks via a trade this summer. Clearly, the Mavericks are revamping the team after players, including Shawn Marion and Vince Carter, became free agents.
Mavericks’ executives also spoke with LeBron James’ agent to express their interest in bringing the superstar to the team. Chandler is definitely a sign that the Mavericks are trying to improve. However, the Mavericks are a longshot in signing LeBron.
Before Houston lets Parsons move north to Dallas, they will certainly do all they can to bring back this player with a bright future ahead of him.