HoopsHype Chandler Parsons rumors
Cuban said he knew Carmelo Anthony wasn’t coming to Dallas after he wouldn’t immediately accept his offer when they met July 2 in his Dallas home. “We felt so confident we signed Chandler [Parsons] before [Anthony] made his final decision,’’ Cuban said. “When you make a decision like that you’re either all in or not. If you have second thoughts, in any business, it’s not good. He had more money from New York. I was like “let’s go, let’s close this thing.’ We didn’t, so chances are it’s not going to happen. But it was a good chance to meet Carmelo. “I was surprised and impressed with his business demeanor. I never talked to him before. I got to know him a little. So it was worth it.’’ New York Post
Despite the tension between Rockets fans and Parsons, he insists there is no bad blood. “This was home for me for three years, so I have no hard feelings toward them,” Parsons said. “It obviously got a little ugly during free agency, but (Rockets general manager) Daryl (Morey) told me it was going to, so it didn’t surprise anyone. “That’s just how it goes and it’s business, and at the end of the day, my friendship with these guys will stay the same.” Houston Chronicle
Earl K. Sneed: Chandler Parsons: "I'm probably going to talk the most trash to [Kevin] McHale." #DALatHOU Twitter @EarlKSneed
Parsons has signed with the sock company Stance. The brand—which has collaborated with the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade on multiple collections—is popular for its cool creative printing on socks. The company also recently released performance socks for athletes. Bleacher Report
Chandler Parsons: Unbelievably sad what happened at game tonight. Prayers are with that family. Life is really bigger than basketball. Twitter @ChandlerParsons
Perhaps that explains why Parsons has little interest in discussing Trevor Ariza, his much more cap-friendly replacement on the Rockets who has been phenomenal in five games. Ariza is averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and leads the NBA with 21 made 3-pointers, knocking down 60 percent of his long-range attempts. "I don't pay any attention to him," Parsons said. "Listen, many people replace many people every year in this league. He's a good, proven player in this league. He's supposed to play good for them." ESPN.com
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