Chandler Parsons proved last season that NBA teams can always find value late in the draft, even if it is somewhat of a crap-shoot. In his second season with the Houston Rockets, the forward took the starting role alongside James Harden on the wing and had a ton of success in doing so.
In 76 games last season, Parsons averaged 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and one steal per game while shooting a fantastic 48.6 percent from the field and a terrific 38.5 percent from the field. Parsons proved to be a solid rebounder off of the wings, but proved more to be an offensive weapon in a variety of ways, including his ability to knock down shots on the perimeter.
NBA 2K14 doesn’t seem to fully grasp how dangerous of an offensive weapon that Parsons is, though. As Operation Sports posted the game’s player ratings, we found out that Parsons is rated as just a 76, which you could argue is a bit low. However, probably the biggest issue that I have is with his outside shooting grade being at just a B+.
To get this out of the way, I understand that B+ is a good rating that is reserved for solid outside shooters. However, I think it’s strange that they give Harden an A- in that area and only give Parsons a B+, especially considering that much of Parsons’ value is derived from his three-point shooting ability.
I agree with the developers over at 2K Sports that Parsons shouldn’t be an A or A+ with his outside shooting; he’s good, but he’s not on that level. However, it would make more sense to me when looking at Parsons’ overall game to have his rating on the level of Harden’s at an A-.