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Chandler Parsons Wanted to Stay With the Houston Rockets

Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons says he wanted to stay in Houston with the Rockets. The Mavericks signed Chandler Parsons to an offer sheet this off-season. The offer sheet was worth 46 million over 3 years and if you know anything about offer sheets in the NBA, the former team of the player signed to an offer sheet (This case the Rockets with Chandler Parsons) and they chose not to match the offer which was less then what Parsons wanted from Houston. ESPN’s Marc Stein provided more:

Sources say Parsons’ camp tried to convince the Rockets to agree to a four-year, $48 million deal before it even got that far. But Houston, hoping to give itself every chance of making a splashy July signing and then matching on Parsons to form its very own Fab Four of sorts, stunned many league observers by consenting in June to decline Parsons’ $964,750 option for the 2014-15 season and make him a restricted free agent.

“Daryl told me this process is going to be frustrating and you’re going to read a lot of stuff you’re not going to like, but at the end of the day, you’ve worked hard for this and you’ve earned this,” Parsons said. “He warned me it could get ugly at times once the media gets involved and that you’re gonna see people say you’re not worth this or you’re not worth that. Morey just sat me down and said, ‘Go out and sign the best contract you can. Just know in the back of your head that we’re gonna match the contract.’

“Dan was trying to negotiate something with them early, and, to be perfectly honest, I would have accepted a lot less money early in the process to stay in Houston. But they told me they wanted to wait for the whole LeBron and Melo situation to play out, which I understood. I just listened to them. I signed the best deal I could for my own career.”

 

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