For three seasons, Chandler Parsons was not only a good player for the Houston Rockets but seemed to be a good teammate as well. However, when he decided to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, it seemed as if the good will he had built up went out of the window.
Dwight Howard and James Harden each made questionable comments regarding Chandler Parsons after his departure and now it’s the turn of Donatas Motiejunas who couldn’t remain quiet.
The big man was speaking to Lithuanian basketball reporter Simonas Baranauskas and stated that he agreed with the Houston Rockets decision not to pay Chandler Parsons, suggesting he shouldn’t be making comparable coin to James Harden.
It’s certainly a little odd on the part for Motiejunas to speak on the situation and to lay claim to such a sentiment considering the Houston Rockets were set to match Parsons offer sheet had the team signed Chris Bosh.
On the flip side, it’s a candid opinion from the power forward/center and that’s not something we get much in a sports world filled with cliche after cliche. Still, he may have been better served suggesting that the move was a front office decision and his job is to simply play basketball.
Either way, the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks already had a bit of a natural rivalry though between their talented rosters and the Chandler Parsons situation, it seems as if the two franchises will be must-see television when they play this season.