HoopsHype Chandler Parsons rumors

July 10, 2014 Updates

The Mavs are willing to work with the Rockets to skip the whole process of Houston deciding whether to exercise the right to match the three-year, $45-plus-million offer sheet signed by their restricted free agent. Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Dallas is open to discussing sign-and-trade scenarios with the Rockets. The Mavs have yet to officially submit the offer sheet but will do so before midnight if a deal can’t be worked out with the Rockets. “There’s communication because there’s sign-and-trade possibilities,” Nelson said. “There’s ways that both sides can win, so it’s just an ongoing process.” ESPN.com

Mark your clock at 1:02 a.m. — give or take a few minutes when Parsons actually signed the deal and Dallas emailed it to the Rockets. I figure Mark Cuban and Parsons didn’t celebrate until that was done. NBCSports.com

July 9, 2014 Updates

According to a source close to the process, Dallas made the offer to Parsons with the belief that LeBron James would head back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading Bosh to see Houston as his most attractive option. The Rockets have offered Bosh a max contract worth $88 million over four seasons, but Houston has some significant cost-cutting work to do to have that much room under the cap. ESPN.com

The Dallas Mavericks don't believe that signing Chandler Parsons to a huge offer sheet will cost them a chance to keep Vince Carter. A source said the Mavs are still optimistic about re-signing their sixth man. However, the three-year deal worth more than $45 million for Parsons would use the Mavs' remaining cap space if the Houston Rockets don't exercise their right to match the offer to the restricted free agent small forward. ESPN.com

Chris Mannix: Hearing DAL is trying to get creative with Chandler Parsons offer sheet. Possibly to front or backload it, make it tougher for HOU to match Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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