Apr 23, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. The Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets 112-105. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rockets GM Daryl Morey: Chandler Parsons’ contract ‘most untradable’ I’ve seen’


The Dallas Mavericks landed their man, Houston Rockets’ Chandler Parsons. The Houston Rockets declined to match Chandler Parsons offer from the Mavericks, and it might have been thanks to some crafty contract construction.

The contract does include a clause that states that he can’t be traded till January 15 of 2015. After next season, his approval would be needed for any trade and Parsons can opt out of his deal. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey labeled the contract “untradeable” in a recent interview.

“The contract (Parsons) got…the Mavericks are a smart organization; they obviously wanted to get him…that structure of that (contract) is literally one of the most untradeable structures I’ve ever seen,” Morey told KBME-AM 790 in Houston.

The good news for the Mavericks is that they have no plans to trade Parsons.

“We’re not looking to move (Chandler Parsons). We hope he’s here for a long, long time,” Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Monday on KESN-FM 103.3, via the Dallas Morning News. “In terms of the trade-ability, we’ve had some pretty interesting contracts in past and were able to get off of them. So I don’t think there’s such a thing as an untradable contract. But that’s clearly not the spirit of which we’re doing this.”

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  • Marvin

    Clearly another sign that Daryl Morey sees every player as solely ‘assets’. Thought Chandler was growing but think this great GM might’ve been caught in the numbers again. Even with another star, they lack a lot and still have much to gain as a team.. Heard Parsons was the guy to keep glue together.. Team like this seems like it needs one as that’s what I thought they lacked the most last year w/ him