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(Yahoo)   Chandler Parsons is upset with Houston because they were looking for someone better than Chandler Parsons   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 32
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2014-07-16 07:35:19 AM  
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Shut, take your millions, and continuing playing a kids game for a living.
 
2014-07-16 08:03:59 AM  
No, he's mad they released him from the measly contract he had for next year for which he was able to leave the team and reap millions.  It hasn't worked out for him at all and he should be regretful.
 
2014-07-16 08:07:04 AM  
He's just feeling guilty that he will be earning twice as much as Dirk.
 
2014-07-16 08:26:44 AM  
Don't feel bad for him. He was going to make 1 million next year. Don't accept a sheet from Dallas if you want to stay in Houston. And does he really consider himself a player on the level of Bosh and Melo? Houston really sucked this off season.

Dirk signed for 3/25 wow.

And LANCE TO CHARLOTTE!!!!!! Make em dance! The East has been fun this off season.
 
2014-07-16 08:32:33 AM  

Gunny Highway: Don't feel bad for him. He was going to make 1 million next year. Don't accept a sheet from Dallas if you want to stay in Houston. And does he really consider himself a player on the level of Bosh and Melo? Houston really sucked this off season.

Dirk signed for 3/25 wow.

And LANCE TO CHARLOTTE!!!!!! Make em dance! The East has been fun this off season.


Yeah, the West might still be much better top to bottom, but the East has been far more entertaining. Next year should be interesting.
 
2014-07-16 08:40:40 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Gunny Highway: Don't feel bad for him. He was going to make 1 million next year. Don't accept a sheet from Dallas if you want to stay in Houston. And does he really consider himself a player on the level of Bosh and Melo? Houston really sucked this off season.

Dirk signed for 3/25 wow.

And LANCE TO CHARLOTTE!!!!!! Make em dance! The East has been fun this off season.

Yeah, the West might still be much better top to bottom, but the East has been far more entertaining. Next year should be interesting.


I still think Love ends up in Cleveland somehow.

Indiana, Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Atlanta, Washington, Miami, Charlotte. Those are my 8 playoff teams from the east and I think they are legit candidates. That leaves out NYK and BKN too. There is a lot of talent in the NBA right now. DET should be much better this season too because they should never have been as bad as they were this year. Stop shooting. 3s, JSmooov!!!!
 
2014-07-16 08:49:48 AM  

Man On A Mission: [www.sharegif.com image 500x299]

Shut, take your millions, and continuing playing a kids game for a living.


I always love the "kids game" line. Never gets old.
 
2014-07-16 09:07:11 AM  

Gunny Highway: Man On A Mission: [www.sharegif.com image 500x299]

Shut, take your millions, and continuing playing a kids game for a living.

I always love the "kids game" line. Never gets old.


Disagree.
 
2014-07-16 09:31:10 AM  

Gunny Highway: Man On A Mission: [www.sharegif.com image 500x299]

Shut, take your millions, and continuing playing a kids game for a living.

I always love the "kids game" line. Never gets old.


Yep, so tired. People of all ages play these sports. It's actually the adults that play them more recreationally. A lot of kids are potentially big league players in their own minds so take it seriously. Some are forced into that route by over eager parents. Adults who know they aren't going pro actually play sports in the meaningless manner that these "kids game" parrots are suggesting all kids do.
 
2014-07-16 09:36:45 AM  

Decillion: Gunny Highway: Man On A Mission: [www.sharegif.com image 500x299]

Shut, take your millions, and continuing playing a kids game for a living.

I always love the "kids game" line. Never gets old.

Yep, so tired. People of all ages play these sports. It's actually the adults that play them more recreationally. A lot of kids are potentially big league players in their own minds so take it seriously. Some are forced into that route by over eager parents. Adults who know they aren't going pro actually play sports in the meaningless manner that these "kids game" parrots are suggesting all kids do.


My issue is when it is brought up with regards to the money the make.  I agree with the first part of his comment though.  You are a free agent and you accepted Dallas' offer so shut up and enjoy your new contract.
 
2014-07-16 10:02:50 AM  

Gunny Highway: Decillion: Gunny Highway: Man On A Mission: [www.sharegif.com image 500x299]

Shut, take your millions, and continuing playing a kids game for a living.

I always love the "kids game" line. Never gets old.

Yep, so tired. People of all ages play these sports. It's actually the adults that play them more recreationally. A lot of kids are potentially big league players in their own minds so take it seriously. Some are forced into that route by over eager parents. Adults who know they aren't going pro actually play sports in the meaningless manner that these "kids game" parrots are suggesting all kids do.

My issue is when it is brought up with regards to the money the make.  I agree with the first part of his comment though.  You are a free agent and you accepted Dallas' offer so shut up and enjoy your new contract.


And this is why I'd never give any sort of honest interview if I was an athlete. Did you guys read the whole article or just the headline? Second paragraph:

"You can't knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys. And they are looking to make their team better. That's what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that."

He simply thought he could have been that third star on their team and that he thought they undervalued his skill level. Throughout the process, they told him that they would match any offer. And they leaned on him a lot to help recruit Dwight Howard to the team last offseason. He figured he was a cornerstone piece to the team and was obviously surprised they didn't match.

Sure he's getting paid a ton more this year by Houston letting him out of his deal one year early, but that wasn't as a favor to him - it was a maneuver that blew up in their face to try to get another marquee free agent and use his bird rights to go over the cap to match an offer for him.

I thought Parsons came off very well in the interview, from reflecting honestly on his situation, to being very complimentary of both Houston and Dallas, to stating how good he can become. Let's see if he lives up to it.

Just don't have him guard Lillard in the playoffs.
 
2014-07-16 10:12:32 AM  

coolio mack: And this is why I'd never give any sort of honest interview if I was an athlete. Did you guys read the whole article or just the headline?


I heard about it on the radio yesterday so I did not read the article, no.  So that is my fault and thanks for pointing it out.

coolio mack: "You can't knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys.


This off season was not that off a genius.

And they are looking to make their team better. That's what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that."

It is hard for me to sit here and think of Chandler Parsons as the third piece of a championship squad.  Good for him for being confident though.

coolio mack: Let's see if he lives up to it.


He will be option 3 on the Mavs so this is his chance to prove me and the Rockets wrong.  I like Dirk and Cuban a lot so I am pulling for them.

Current NBA Depth Charts: www.rotoworld.com/teams/depth-charts/nba.aspx
 
2014-07-16 10:14:12 AM  

coolio mack: Just don't have him guard Lillard in the playoffs.


I guess the question is, is Parson's offense so good that it outweighs his inability to guard his position on the other end?
 
2014-07-16 10:21:50 AM  
Houston's offseason strategy:

A) Sign Bosh?  Hooray, let's keep Parsons too!

B) Miss out on Bosh?  Oh well, might as well lose our third best player (who we could have had under contract for 800K this year) for nothing and replace him with a guy who only plays well in contract years.
 
2014-07-16 10:33:22 AM  

rcantley: Houston's offseason strategy:

A) Sign Bosh?  Hooray, let's keep Parsons too!

B) Miss out on Bosh?  Oh well, might as well lose our third best player (who we could have had under contract for 800K this year) for nothing and replace him with a guy who only plays well in contract years we already got rid of once because we drafted Parsons and thought he was better.


Fixed that for you.
 
2014-07-16 10:35:36 AM  

rcantley: B) Miss out on Bosh? Oh well, might as well lose our third best player (who we could have had under contract for 800K this year) for nothing and replace him with a guy who only plays well in contract years.


Signing up for the Parsons deal would have eliminated them from any free agency options for the next three years. Parsons is not the level of player you should sacrifice your future flexibility for.
 
2014-07-16 10:36:59 AM  

Gunny Highway: He will be option 3 on the Mavs so this is his chance to prove me and the Rockets wrong. I like Dirk and Cuban a lot so I am pulling for them.


I'm a total Spurs homer, so I won't even mention them. But: does this move make Dallas better than Portland? OKC? Golden State- especially if they sign Love? The Clippers?

The West is just a freaking beast right now.
 
2014-07-16 10:38:59 AM  

Lost Thought 00: rcantley: B) Miss out on Bosh? Oh well, might as well lose our third best player (who we could have had under contract for 800K this year) for nothing and replace him with a guy who only plays well in contract years.

Signing up for the Parsons deal would have eliminated them from any free agency options for the next three years. Parsons is not the level of player you should sacrifice your future flexibility for.


Interesting.  My line of thinking would have been something like "well, if he was a real third piece to a championship squad, why did we get bounced in the first round this year?"

Parsons believes he hasnt reached his full potential but is the ceiling on this guy much higher than it was this last year?
 
2014-07-16 10:40:34 AM  

Gonz: Gunny Highway: He will be option 3 on the Mavs so this is his chance to prove me and the Rockets wrong. I like Dirk and Cuban a lot so I am pulling for them.

I'm a total Spurs homer, so I won't even mention them. But: does this move make Dallas better than Portland? OKC? Golden State- especially if they sign Love? The Clippers?

The West is just a freaking beast right now.


I really is.  I have no idea what to make of the West coming into this season.  I guess, I am just going to assume the Spurs are the favorite until they lose in the Playoffs though.
 
2014-07-16 10:43:36 AM  

Lost Thought 00: rcantley: B) Miss out on Bosh? Oh well, might as well lose our third best player (who we could have had under contract for 800K this year) for nothing and replace him with a guy who only plays well in contract years.

Signing up for the Parsons deal would have eliminated them from any free agency options for the next three years. Parsons is not the level of player you should sacrifice your future flexibility for.


So it's better to give up one of your better players for nothing if it gets you cap space later?

And, again, they could have had him under contract for 900K this year... sure that would have risked losing him for nothing next summer... Oh, wait.
 
2014-07-16 10:47:55 AM  

rcantley: Lost Thought 00: rcantley: B) Miss out on Bosh? Oh well, might as well lose our third best player (who we could have had under contract for 800K this year) for nothing and replace him with a guy who only plays well in contract years.

Signing up for the Parsons deal would have eliminated them from any free agency options for the next three years. Parsons is not the level of player you should sacrifice your future flexibility for.

So it's better to give up one of your better players for nothing if it gets you cap space later?

And, again, they could have had him under contract for 900K this year... sure that would have risked losing him for nothing next summer... Oh, wait.


I think it is fair to say that this off season got away from Houston.

I may have something to do with this:

[Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM

What this post presupposes is, what if he's not?
 
2014-07-16 10:52:02 AM  

rcantley: And, again, they could have had him under contract for 900K this year... sure that would have risked losing him for nothing next summer... Oh, wait.


Yes, this is true, but that decision had to be made well in advance of this session of free agency. If they didn't let him go into RFA, then they either had to sit out this year, or ship out more assets in order to participate this year. So the choices were let him go to RFA and hope you land someone big, keep him and sit out free agency entirely and hope your team magically gets better with age, or keep him and give up more future picks and assets in order to try and land some FAs
 
2014-07-16 10:53:15 AM  
Gunny Highway:
[Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM

What this post presupposes is, what if he's not?



Yep.  Houston's front office sure likes to pretend they're this innovate bunch of outside-the-box thinkers changing the NBA Front Office game, and they sure have a whole lot of jack shiat to show for the last decade.

/Also, I can never watch that scene without laughing at the shiat-eating grin on Owen Wilson's face.
 
2014-07-16 11:40:58 AM  
I like this:

"Now, as you know," Silver said in February, "the game stops, the referees walk courtside, turn the monitor around, talk to the truck, order up the replays. And I think that it's our belief if we can get it right, that if have you officials, in essence, located at headquarters, at a central site, that that process can begin immediately, they then can communicate with the officials and that will save time."
 
2014-07-16 11:58:15 AM  

Gunny Highway: coolio mack: Just don't have him guard Lillard in the playoffs.

I guess the question is, is Parson's offense so good that it outweighs his inability to guard his position on the other end?


Lillard is a point guard. Parsons is not. I find your lack of basic basketball knowledge to be borderline comical. Take a lap and clean it up...
 
2014-07-16 12:15:25 PM  

Keith Moon: Gunny Highway: coolio mack: Just don't have him guard Lillard in the playoffs.

I guess the question is, is Parson's offense so good that it outweighs his inability to guard his position on the other end?

Lillard is a point guard. Parsons is not. I find your lack of basic basketball knowledge to be borderline comical. Take a lap and clean it up...


I am aware of that but I can see why think otherwise.

My question was more a general one.

Do you think his offense is good enough to cover for his less than stellar defense?  He definitely doesnt match up against the top SFs in the Western Conference.  Maybe you could hide him on a SG or do you just live with what you get from him?
 
2014-07-16 12:25:39 PM  
Ain't no hiding in the WC. There's no way he can guard smaller, quicker players and elite threes will hurt even the best athletes. With Parsons, you just hope he doesn't need too much help with his guy and he rebounds enough to offset his defensive deficiencies. Wish the Rockets could have kept him but the price was too high. I liked him and even though he's in Dallas, I hope he balls out.
 
2014-07-16 12:29:45 PM  

Keith Moon: Ain't no hiding in the WC. There's no way he can guard smaller, quicker players and elite threes will hurt even the best athletes. With Parsons, you just hope he doesn't need too much help with his guy and he rebounds enough to offset his defensive deficiencies. Wish the Rockets could have kept him but the price was too high. I liked him and even though he's in Dallas, I hope he balls out.


http://www.red94.net/what-is-chandler-parsons-value/13057/

An interesting article that suggests the jury is still out on Parsons.  The advanced stats cited in the article suggest he is an average player.  Who knows what other stats the Rockets have?
 
2014-07-16 11:22:23 PM  
I think Parsons can grow leaps and bounds with a coach like Carlisle. I'm super stoked for next season and if only Dallas could get a decent PG (though Harris played well and perhaps Felton can bounce back) they'd be a very legit contender. Harris/Ellis/Parsons/Dirk/Chandler is a solid line up and is a huge improvement over last year.
 
2014-07-17 08:35:13 AM  

TheJoe03: I think Parsons can grow leaps and bounds with a coach like Carlisle. I'm super stoked for next season and if only Dallas could get a decent PG (though Harris played well and perhaps Felton can bounce back) they'd be a very legit contender. Harris/Ellis/Parsons/Dirk/Chandler is a solid line up and is a huge improvement over last year.


And you dont have to root for Vince anymore.  Always a plus.
 
2014-07-17 01:11:21 PM  
Parsons is pretty good but spotty and and dealt with back problems this year.  Dallas WAY over-paid for him, almost a max deal for a 16 ppg player.  The only reason they had the money was Dirk signed a terrible contract.  Mark Cuban must be paying him on the side or something to take that ridiculously low deal.  I think there's an off-shore account somewhere with the other half of Dirk's money from the Mavericks for the next few years...
 
2014-07-17 01:15:12 PM  

revman64: Parsons is pretty good but spotty and and dealt with back problems this year.  Dallas WAY over-paid for him, almost a max deal for a 16 ppg player.  The only reason they had the money was Dirk signed a terrible contract.  Mark Cuban must be paying him on the side or something to take that ridiculously low deal.  I think there's an off-shore account somewhere with the other half of Dirk's money from the Mavericks for the next few years...


Dirk wants to win again.
 
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