HoopsHype Chandler Parsons rumors

October 24, 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 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

October 20, 2014 Updates
October 13, 2014 Updates

And while he didn’t fine himself for his commentary, Carlisle did say that he received a proper penance. “It’s closed,” Carlisle said. “I’ve received my punishment. My wife and daughter became full-time Chandler Parsons Twitter and Instagram followers.” Asked if they showed him the photograph on social media of a shirtless Parsons showing off his six-pack abs, Carlisle said: “Oh yeah, it’s great.” Dallas Morning News

October 12, 2014 Updates

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

"An increase of 18 to 20 pounds is just too much," Carlisle said. "We talked about it today. We talk about it a lot. He'll get there. He'll get there, but he looked tired out there and a little heavy-legged, and the extra 7 or 8 pounds aren't helping. "I don't mean to call him out in public or ridicule him, but it's just a fact. He's an important guy for us. We just need him to get to his right conditioning and weight level so he can play his best, because we're going to need him to play a lot of minutes over the course of 82 games." ESPN.com

October 10, 2014 Updates

By the weekend of July 11, both sides had verbally committed to a two-year contract worth slightly more than Stephenson's eventual deal with the Hornets, according to Ebanks. But Dallas was in a holding pattern; the Houston Rockets first had to match Chandler Parsons' Mavericks offer, or it wouldn't happen. "It was a domino effect," Ebanks said. "Dallas did not think that Houston was going to let Parsons walk. Lance was very close to being a member of the Mavericks. When you're a little further along into free agency, people are more in the position to pull the trigger when they see what they're looking for." CBSSports.com

October 9, 2014 Updates

The three-year, $46 million offer sheet that Chandler Parsons signed with the Dallas Mavericks might have been the means of his departure from the nearby Houston Rockets. But according to Dirk Nowitzki’s latest running mate, the cleanliness of his new team’s town is another boon compared to his old one’s. In an interview at media day last week, Parsons said that Dallas is a “nicer, cleaner” city than Houston. Dime

October 7, 2014 Updates

Yet the most serious early interest in Parsons in 2014 free agency actually came from Cleveland. It was widely assumed in Mavericks circles that Dallas would turn its attentions to Parsons once formally eliminated as an option by Melo and LeBron, but sources told ESPN.com that Parsons -- before things really heated up with his eventual new employers -- found himself being recruited by another All-Star peer he regards as a friend: Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. Sources say the Cavs, furthermore, would soon inform Parsons he was "Cleveland's guy" if their ambitious bid to bring LeBron home unraveled. ESPN.com

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