Chandler Parsons RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
The Dallas Mavericks are firmly in the mix to sign free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin, according to league sources. Dallas has limited funds to offer, but sources told ESPN.com that Lin is giving the Mavericks strong consideration even though he can likely make more money elsewhere. Lin’s relationship with Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons from their days as teammates in Houston, sources said, has kept Dallas in the race despite its lack of financial flexibility. Parsons, of course, had a huge hand in the recruiting of DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks in the richest free-agent score in team history.: 3 more rumors
Tim MacMahon: Mark Cuban jokes he wants Chandler Parsons to run sales for all his companies after NBA career. CP seriously wants to run a front office.
Q: Who knew Parsons was not just a pretty face, but a recruiter as well? Mark Cuban: I told Chandler when he retires, he’s running the sales for all my companies.
Then, there was the friendship, influence and history of doing basketball business — lots of basketball business — that Fegan has with Mavs owner Mark Cuban. The Mavs landed another Fegan client, Chandler Parsons, to a three-year, $46 million deal just last summer. Apparently, Parsons is paid mostly as a free-agent recruiter, because he made more of an impact dining with Jordan this week than he did on the floor all season.
Arash Markazi: I’m told Parsons and Cuban visited Jordan this morning. They were basically attached to his hip during this process.: 55 more rumors
Jake Fischer: With DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes, a league source pointed out Chandler Parsons’ Dan Fegan connection is playing a big role for the Mavericks.
Tim MacMahon: Nick Calathes was among PGs to get a call from Mavs tonight. Played in HS and college with Chandler Parsons.
Jordan also has recently gotten a call from New York forward Carmelo Anthony, the officials said. Anthony wanted Jordan to know the Knicks want his services too. He has been hanging out with Dallas forward Chandler Parsons in Houston, the officials said. The conversations have been about Jordan joining the Mavericks, who are viewed as having the strongest chance of luring him away from the Clippers.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs have DeAndre Jordan meeting Wednesday morning, LaMarcus Aldridge that afternoon. Both in LA. Mavs’ recruiting committee: Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons. Dirk is available this week if needed.: 55 more rumors
Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has been recruiting Jordan, the officials said. The two have been hanging out together in Jordan’s hometown of Houston. When free agency starts at 9:01 p.m. PDT Tuesday, Jordan will be home in Houston.
Sources said Ellis was genuinely uncomfortable with the three-year, $46 million free agent contract the Mavs signed Parsons to last summer. And that was one of the reasons why Ellis decided Wednesday to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Mavs. Ellis wanted Chandler Parsons money.
Parsons and the Mavs have also publicly avoided setting a firm timetable to his return to basketball activities. However, sources from the team and Parsons’ camp have expressed strong confidence that his recovery will not cause the Mavs small forward to miss any time next season.
For gossip website TMZ, the news was who Chandler Parsons was strolling down the New York City street with: German supermodel Toni Garrn. For Dallas Mavericks fans, the news is that Parsons was strolling down the street (and stopping for the occasional smooch) without the aid of crutches.
With Pat Beverley heading into free agency, the Rockets point guard said he is already seeing the renowned recruiting talents of former teammate Chandler Parsons first hand. “I hear from Chandler every day,” Beverley said. “It’s hard, but I try not to think about it. I can’t talk about contracts. It’s going to be a fun summer. I have put myself in a position to be set for life and that’s something that I never thought was possible growing up.”
Parsons will be on crutches for another two or three weeks, per Mavs.com’s Bobby Karalla. If it is microfracture surgery, I’m not sure how much of an advantage the Mavericks gain from hiding it. Any free agent who meets with Dallas will ask about Parsons’ health and they won’t be able to hide it then, although maybe that will have bought Parsons enough time in his recovery to guarantee an early season return. That Parsons won’t say what surgery it was either way makes me think the worst, but again, we just don’t know at this point.
103.3 FM ESPN: What’s @ChandlerParsons free agent pitch? “We have championship expectations, a great coach, a great staff and the best owner in sports.”
The Celtics canvassed the league last year looking for a team willing to give up a disgruntled star, but there were none available, and there are not likely to be many available this summer, either. They might pursue, say, DeMarcus Cousins or Chandler Parsons should the Kings or Mavericks begin a deconstruction, but it is unlikely either of those guys gets moved in the end. One of the consequences of the coming salary cap explosion is that teams that might otherwise be wringing their hands over a potential luxury tax hit — the Warriors, Bulls, Clippers and Thunder, for instance — figure to be more willing to absorb the blow with knowledge that it’s a one-year indulgence. So players that might otherwise be on the market — Draymond Green, Jimmy Butler, DeAndre Jordan, Enes Kanter, etc. — aren’t likely to leave their current teams, nor are those teams finding it necessary to trade players to clear space to keep them. The Celtics have cap space available and Danny Ainge will continue to burn up phone lines trying to find a feature player, but don’t expect him to come up with anything just yet.
So what will be his recruiting pitch? “We have a great organization,” Parsons said. “We have high expectations. We have the best owner in sports. “We’re definitely moving in the right direction, and we have a lot of pieces that would fit well with the free agents out there right now. And we have a great coach, so I think we’re moving in the right direction. We’re a championship-caliber team. We’ve just got to get the right pieces. I have great relationships with a lot of guys that are out there.”
Parsons said on the first day of the offseason that he wants to be involved in any recruiting pitches made to free agents. It’s a job he believes should come with the territory as he begins the process of becoming a more polished player and a bigger piece of the organization’s fabric. “Shifting into GM mode,” as Parsons called it, is a logical step as far as he is concerned. “I think it’s kind of like a known thing that I’d like to do that,” he said. “I have a lot of good relationships with a lot of guys. Obviously now with the season just ended, I haven’t talked with them about who or what or whatever, but we’ll take a look here soon. I’ll be in Dallas pretty much all summer, so I’m sure we’ll have those conversations when the time comes.”