Chandler Parsons’ Shooting Woes Comes At Bad Time for Houston Rockets

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Chandler Parsons did not pick a fine time to be a cold shooter the other day.

Parsons hasn’t been having a bad NBA shooting season for the Houston Rockets, In fact, at times, he’s been darn good.

So what happened this week against the lowly Sacramento Kings?

What happened is that Parsons just didn’t have a typically solid shooting night. He was 2-of-12 from the floor and 0-of-6 from the 3-point stripe.

It might be stretching it too much to suggest that’s why the Rockets lost 117-111.

But it didn’t help.

Parsons did make up for it in other areas of his game with six assists and three steals. That’s what makes him such a valuable player for the Rockets.

In his second year, he’s putting up steady numbers with 14.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Parsons has definitely improved greatly for the Rockets and his team is reaping the rewards. His improvement from last season is very impressive when he averaged 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

The Sacramento game was disappointing because it was Parsons’ poorest performance since Jan. 23 when he had only six points against the Denver Nuggets. But for the most part, at 45.2 percent, Parsons continues to shoot the ball well and that also keeps him as a major offensive weapon for the Bucks.

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