HoopsHype Chandler Parsons rumors

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Chandler Parsons had model good looks. Literally. But the Houston Rockets forward has changed his style without concern for fashion. Instead, he’s trying to help Patrick Hobbs-DeClaire, a 10-year-old fighting cancer whom Parsons met last week. Parson shaved his hair, and he posted a picture of his new ‘do: NBCSports.com

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After weighing interest from both adidas and Under Armour, Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will be leaving Nike and has agreed to terms on a new long-term deal with Chinese brand ANTA, according to multiple sources. Sole Collector

Terms of Parsons' new shoe deal, negotiated by agent Dan Fegan, have yet to be disclosed, but Anta's offer is believed to have been substantially higher than others. Sole Collector

December 16, 2013 Updates

After weighing interest from both adidas and Under Armour, Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will be leaving Nike and has agreed to terms on a new long-term deal with Chinese brand ANTA, according to multiple sources. Parsons, a third-year 6'9" forward from Florida, known for his outside shooting and slashing game, has increased his role with the team in each season. He's now averaging 17 points and 5 rebounds per game on 51% shooting as a major piece of the Rockets offense. Sole Collector

December 15, 2013 Updates

Question here that must be asked loudly: Can Houston, in whichever Asik trade it ultimately chooses, really afford to take back a player possessing substantial long-term money like Green (two seasons at $18.4 million after this one) or Philly's Thaddeus Young (two seasons at $19.4 million after this one) when it knows it's going to have to give an extension bump to Chandler Parsons as soon as Parsons is eligible for the raise his play merits via extension? Which is another way of saying you shouldn't be surprised if Young gets routed to a third team should the Rockets and Sixers officially join forces to construct an Asik deal, as some observers have been expecting all month. ESPN.com

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For the Rockets, the contract brings up an odd decision between letting one of their best players and greatest bargains become a free agent early or spending much more than they would have to after this season to avoid the risk of losing him (or pay much more to keep him) a year later. Though he has played more than any Rockets player while ranking 10th in salary, Parsons said he has no issues with his contract or the team’s decisions to come. “My contract is four years,” Parsons said. “I love being in Houston. I love playing with the Rockets. I think we have a chance to be really good. I don’t worry about that. That’s why I hired Dan Fegan. I think he’s the best in the game. I know he’ll do what he thinks is best for my career. “It (the contract) doesn’t bother me. I chose my contract. Although I was confident in myself after my college career, I was still drafted in the second round. Rather than a one-year deal, I picked a four-year deal. It’s a little frustrating seeing all these guys, but what I’m making right now is still a lot of money to me.” Houston Chronicle

He had never had a serious injury but has battled extreme back pain since the Nov. 6 flight from Portland, adding neck and heel pain Saturday. “I’m dealing with all sorts of things,” said Parsons, who has scored at least 20 points in four of five games. “When the ball goes up, I put all that aside. The spacing really has been great. The floor is much more open. Dwight (Howard) is doing a great job getting to the short corner when we’re driving, and the driving lanes are much wider. “I’m going to keep shooting the ball. I worked too hard this summer for me not to start making shots. I’m not just a shooter. I can create off the dribble. I’ll stay confident and stay with it, and I’m sure it’s going to come.” Houston Chronicle

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"It's a terrible loss to a team that we should beat, especially on our home floor, and in the Western Conference it's going to be thick, and we're playing for a seeding and we want to be a No. 1 seed," said Chandler Parsons. "A loss like this is something that's going to haunt us. We're going to look back on it tonight, and hopefully we get better from it." USA Today Sports

November 7, 2013 Updates

Dwight Howard may be making a quick venue change: From the basketball court to the UFC Octagon. During a backstage visit at a UFC fight in Houston, the Rockets’ big man told UFC president Dana White recently that he’d be willing to go into the cage … for $10 million. “I would get up there and fight. If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” Howard said. “I’ll get back up one day.” White immediately interjected. “I want to do that pay-per-view when you’re ready, man,” he said. Howard’s Rockets’ teammate Chandler Parsons said he’d do the fight for $10 million but didn’t think it would go that well. “I would literally f— die,” he said. For The Win

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You are the longest tenured Rocket right now. Are you the leader of the team? Chandler Parsons: Yeah, I’m definitely the leader of the team. It’s not going to take one individual, it’s going to be everyone, but as far as every time we get new guys, I’m telling them what spots are around town, where to live. On the court, just knowing the system, I’ve been around coach McHale the longest here so if any questions that these guys have I’m a good resource that’s been that for two years now. XXL Mag

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