Wingman Chandler Parsons is expected to move on from the Dallas Mavericks and will look for a new team once free agency begins. Stay tuned for updates.
Mavs Have “No Chance” At Keeping Parsons - June 30
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported earlier today that the Dallas Mavericks have “no chance” of re-signing Chandler Parsons after two seasons. Since Parsons is already looking for a new home, it’s been reported by multiple people that the 27-year-old has drawn interest from at least three teams. MacMahon also reported that the Los Angeles Lakers are “among suitors for [Parsons].” The Blazers are also interested in Parsons, according to Chris Hayes of Cleveland.com, and Damian Lillard will be in attendance at that meeting.
It doesn’t stop there, however. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the Memphis Grizzlies have high hopes of re-signing Mike Conley, along with bringing on Parsons.
Chandler Parsons blew up during the 2012-13 season when he exploded for 15.5 points, 5.3 boards, and 3.5 assists per game for the Houston Rockets. For a 6-9 forward, Parsons has a deadly outside shot that he’s been working at since being drafted out of Florida. For his career, Parsons not only shoots 38 percent from three but an efficient 47.4 percent overall that includes a career-high 49 percent last season.
Unfortunately, Parsons season ended early because of surgery to repair his right meniscus, and the Mavericks would’ve had a chance to make some noise in the playoffs had he been healthy. His numbers took a bit of a hit in the 61 games he appeared in for Dallas, and he averaged 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in almost 30 minutes per contest. What didn’t dip were his shooting percentages, and Parsons put up a career high in three-point percentage (41.4) to go along with his overall percentage.
The former second-round pick would be a perfect fit for any of the three teams mentioned above, especially Portland. Whoever gets him his getting a proven scorer who can shoot the lights out, and who’s an underrated defender. Parsons has the size to defend multiple positions, the athleticism to stay in front of quicker guards, and moves with his feet to stay out of foul trouble.