The Houston Rockets own an extremely team friendly $964,000 qualifying offer on forward Chandler Parsons for the 2014-15 season, so it’s within reason to suggest that Parsons will be a member of the Rockets come next season. But it might not be at that overly small salary.
Parsons has expressed a desire to get a significant (and well earned) raise and it’s possible that the Rockets will attempt to re-sign Parsons this offseason before allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
That’s fine with the former Florida star, who suggests he’d like to remain with the Rockets moving forward.
“It doesn’t matter to me,” Parsons said. “The biggest thing for me is to win. When you win, you get whatever you want. We had a chance to do that this year and didn’t do it. Restricted, unrestricted, it doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to be in a good situation. I want to be on a winning team. And I think that can happen here. I’m not trying to go anywhere else. Obviously, I have to do what’s best for my career, but I love it here.”
Allowing Parsons to play out the 2014-15 season without a new contract risks potentially losing the sharp shooter next season, so it’s likely Houston will do what they can to work out a new deal with Parsons in the coming weeks.