Chandler Parsons will hit free agency for the second time in three years. Here are five landing spots for the small forward this summer.
Chandler Parsons has carved himself an important role in the NBA after being a second round draft pick out of the University of Florida by the Houston Rockets in the 2012 NBA Draft. After becoming a strong starter with the Rockets for three seasons, Parsons tested free agency two summers ago, signing a two-year deal with the Southwest Division rival Dallas Mavericks.
This came about because the Rockets organization declined his team option after the 2013-14 NBA season. Frankly, Parsons had eclipsed his veteran minimum value on that Rockets deal and ended up a multi-millionaire playing for Dallas. Parsons had a player option built into his contract with the Mavericks, and he again may look to opt of his deal with Dallas this summer to be a free agent for the second time in three years.
Parsons may not be an All-Star caliber player, but he does hold tremendous value on the free agency market as one of the great complimentary small forwards in the league. He’ll never be the best player on a great team, but Parsons has shown that he provide stability on the wing with a strong offensive game as a solid No. 2 or No. 3 scoring option.
Parsons will make $15,361,500 in 2015-16. If he thinks he can command more money in free agency this summer than the $16,023,000 Parsons would make if he opts into the third-year of his deal with the Mavericks, here are five teams that might have interest in signing him during the 2016 NBA free agency period.
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