The Dallas Mavericks got away with one ont he Houston Rockets on Sunday as they learned Houston will not be matching their offer sheet for Chandler Parsons and thus have declined to retain him. The three-year, $46 million offer sheet will not go back to Dallas, along with Parsons, as the free agent deal is done.
It’s been a bad weekend for Houston and they’ve been striking out left and right with their moves. From losing out on Carmelo Anthony to losing out on Chris Bosh to trading a first-rounder and Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s a rough weekend to be a Rockets front office executive which is why their putting hte brakes on the Parsons deal for now.
“Rockets and Mavericks have expressed willingness to try to hammer out a sign-and-trade,” reports ESPN.com’s NBA insider Marc Stein, “IF league will allow them to do so. Might not happen”
Should the Rockets pull off a sign-and-trade, they’ll be looking for a trade exception but they’re far from guaranteed to get one. The bottom line is that this is just a last ditch effort to try and get something back for Parsons as it’s clear the team has decided to move on in a different direction.
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