HoopsHype Chandler Parsons rumors

October 31, 2014 Updates

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined KRLD-FM on Thursday. Here are some highlights from the interview. On the Chandler Parsons/Rick Carlisle weight issue: “It’s like telling your wife she looks fat in a dress. It was nothing. It was just coach. Chandler it wasn’t a big deal for him, but it got a lot of media attention so coach did the right thing and addressed it. I kind of laughed it off when it all happened and Chandler kind of laughed it off but it’s just the nature of the beast with media these days. It’s better to nip it in the bud than to have to answer it over and over and over again. Because you know there’s going to be people months, years, later that are going ask about stuff like that.” Dallas Morning News

October 30, 2014 Updates

Mark Cuban on Chandler Parsons: “You look at who he is as a player first, then you say, ‘OK, how are you going to get him? What happens to everybody else on the roster if we don’t get a player like that.’ If you just take him completely out of the equation, OK we have the team that we have. Maybe we have (Shawn Marion) and Vince (Carter) back. That’s the same team. We haven’t gotten any younger and now we’re in the position we’re even older and how are we going to get there? We always have our backs against the wall in how are we going to solve that problem? While some people said, ‘OK, well you paid too much’ … By the time this new TV comes up, he’s going to look cheap.” Dallas Morning News

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What was your take on the whole Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons situation? Ellis: “Me personally, I would have addressed that a different way. But coach apologized for making that mistake. That’s all there is about it; admitting when you made a mistake. And Parsons didn’t take nothing of it, he just came in and practiced to do everything he could to get better and meet the requirement that coach wanted him to be at. He took on that challenge. I don’t think he took it personal, he just accepted that challenge. We put it behind us. We’re working hard. We want to get back to 2011 when they won the championship. At some point, things like that happen. We’re a family. Families have outbursts and disagreements, but at the same time, you come together, work together and put it behind you. Everyone knows it’s all love.” Dallas Morning News

October 23, 2014 Updates

What was your take on the whole Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons situation? Ellis: “Me personally, I would have addressed that a different way. But coach apologized for making that mistake. That’s all there is about it; admitting when you made a mistake. And Parsons didn’t take nothing of it, he just came in and practiced to do everything he could to get better and meet the requirement that coach wanted him to be at. He took on that challenge. I don’t think he took it personal, he just accepted that challenge. We put it behind us. We’re working hard. We want to get back to 2011 when they won the championship. At some point, things like that happen. We’re a family. Families have outbursts and disagreements, but at the same time, you come together, work together and put it behind you. Everyone knows it’s all love.” Dallas Morning News

October 21, 2014 Updates

“Nothing was given to me, and I believe I earned this contract,” Parsons told ESPNDallas.com. “Now obviously, I want to prove my worth. I want to prove I’m worth that, and I want another contract. And I want to win big. I came here looking for a bigger role, I came here for more leadership, and I’m ready for that next step in my career.” ESPN.com

“People now tag me as a max player, and people expect me to produce,” said Parsons, a second-round pick who made six-figure salaries the last three seasons. “That’s where I thrive. I love the motivation. The last three years, people tagged me as the underpaid, blue-collar guy, and now all the sudden, I got this big raise. I’m the same player. I’m not going to change anything just for the fact that I make more money now, but definitely there’s more media, there’s more writing, there’s more expectation that people put on me. But I’m a basketball player. I’m going to continue to do what I do and play my game. Salary is not going to change the way I work and play.” ESPN.com

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Marc Stein: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle has just issued statement apologizing to Mavs F Chandler Parsons for publicly criticizing his conditioning Friday. Carlisle callis it "unfair and inappropriate to single out" Parsons. Says he "apologized to him & entire team for this error in judgement" Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

October 11, 2014 Updates

Carlisle believes the increased weight has created conditioning issues for Parsons, who had nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, six rebounds and six assists in 20 minutes during Friday night's preseason loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. "He looked tired out there tonight to me, and his shot is short," Carlisle said. "He's working on losing some weight. He's a little bit heavier than he's been. He's up over 230, and we want to see him get down to at least 225. That's a work in progress, and tonight's one of those nights where I think the extra weight was a hindrance." ESPN.com

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