The Dallas Mavericks are done waiting.
Carmelo Anthony didn’t happen and LeBron James appear ready to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Enter Chandler Parsons.
All along it appeared Dallas favored the 25-year-old Houston Rockets restricted free agent. Parsons is 25, 6’10” and a talented wing on the cusp of entering his prime.
Parsons inked and sent his three-year, $45+ million offer sheet to Houston early this morning.
Houston will have 72 hours to decide whether they will match the offer.
Chandler Parsons has a player option in third year of the offer sheet with the Mavs & was attracted to their uptempo offense, a source says.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 9, 2014
Ironically it was Parsons who played a major role in recruiting Dwight Howard to the Rockets last summer, but now could be the man squeezed out if Houston picks up a free agent like Chris Bosh.
The move will likely take up most, if not all of, Dallas’ remaining cap room. This would leave the exception to possibly use on Vince Carter, but also means the Mavericks likely will not see Shawn Marion back next season.
Extremely humbled! One night of fun and back to work. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me! I am blessed.
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 10, 2014
It’s a bold move by Mark Cuban and the Mavericks, calling the Rockets’ bluff and truly putting their in-state rival in the pressure cooker. Houston has plenty of obstacles and steps to figure out before deciding whether or not to match.
According to Basketball Insiders’ writer Tommy Beer, Chandler Parsons was one of only three players to average 16 points, five rebounds and four assists while also shooting over 47 percent from the floor. LeBron James and Kevin Durant were the others.
Plenty of reason to be excited if your a Mavericks fan. Of course it’s now the waiting process.
Mark Cuban and Parsons take a photo here by Parsons’ mother (Credit: @sadie1532) who joined in the big moment in her son’s life.
Houston to Dallas…may it be!
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