The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks aren’t exactly the best of friends on the court, off the court or in the front office. As soon as the moratorium lifted on NBA free agency on July 10th, the Mavericks signed the Rockets’ Chandler Parsons to a three-year, $6 million offer sheet.
As a restricted free agent, the Rockets can match the offer and keep Parsons. Until the Rockets match the offer or that 72-hour window expires though, the Mavericks have that cap space tied up and can’t really pursue free agents to replace Parsons if the Rockets’ match the offer.
The Rockets won’t do the Mavericks any favors letting them know one way or the other. The Rockets will wait until the last minute on Sunday night to make their decision according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Expect Houston to push a decision on matching the Chandler Parsons offer sheet w/ Dallas until deadline on late Sunday night.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014
Just another chapter in the front-office battles between the Rockets and Mavericks. Houston has a long-standing max-deal offer for Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki.
Not that they expect him to take it ever, just to rub Mark Cuban the wrong way.