The Dallas Mavericks have been eyeing up Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets for quite some time. The 6-foot-10 small forward with defensive capabilities, dead-eye shooting, and intangibles that every team needs, has been offered and agreed to a three-year deal in excess of $45 million.
Parsons is a coveted player in the NBA for his fiery play on the court. He has been seen guarding the likes of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant effectively when he was playing. His versatility, defensive game and unique skill set offensively has everyone teething to get their hands on Parsons.
Parsons is by no means a superstar at the moment, but in the right place, he very well could blossom into the face of a franchise. The Mavericks have pushed a contract onto his agents desk at the perfect time. The brass of the Mavericks have extended a offer that now is an imperative issue the Rockets need to handle.
Simply put, Houston we may have a problem. While the big names of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony mull over their next destinations, Houston has their eyes on the second-tier prize of Chris Bosh. They have been waiting in the weeds to get Bosh in Houston. Bosh seems content on waiting to see where his champion teammate James decides to take his talents next.
With the offer of Parsons now on the table, the Rockets can no longer sit and wait on Bosh. The Mavericks offer now puts the Rockets on the clock. They have three days to match the offer sheet from Dallas to ensure Parsons will be a Rocket for the next three years. The Rockets are starting to get in-depth talks with Bosh, but talks are simply a hope at this point as we await the decision of James.
There is no reason for the Rockets to believe that they will land Bosh without James making his decision. For the sake of the Rockets, they are praying James will make his decision within the next three days. If he doesn’t, they will be faced with the decision to either match or let Parsons walk to Dallas.
With so much uncertainty going on right now, the Mavericks seem to have the upper hand in this situation. They have sat back and watched James mull over his situation, and have seen Bosh waiting on LeBron before he can make his own decision. With that knowledge, the offer sheet to Parsons is a genius move for a team looking to make one final push in the twilight of Dirk Nowitzki‘s career.
If James does not make his decision within the next three days, the Rockets will have to decide if they are going to match Parsons’ sheet. If they decide to roll the dice on Bosh and crap out, they could be left with just the talents of James Harden and Dwight Howard for the immediate future.