TAG: Chandler Parsons

GIFs, NBA / Oct 28, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Video: Chandler Parsons Spikes Slam Against Spurs In First Dunk Of The Season

Chandler Parsons

The Mavs are outplaying the defending champs on ring night, but all defending champs have a tendency to underwhelm when they’re receiving their hardware from the previous season. Chandler Parsons started the 2014-15 season with a dunk after sluicing through the Spurs’ D (Gregg Popovich already has a lot of tape to show his team) before the one-handed slam. Read More »

Smack / Oct 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dirk Says Dinners Are On Chandler Parsons Because “It’s My Money Anyway”

Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons

Dirk Nowitzki took a massive paycut on the deal he signed with the Dallas Mavericks this summer. Despite the 36 year-old holding max-level offers from the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and undoubtedly many more, Dirk signed on Mark Cuban’s dotted line for a paltry $25 million over three seasons so Dallas could ink Chandler Parsons to a contract carrying a $15 million salary while maintaining future financial flexibility. Talk about team first. Read More »

Smack / Oct 12, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Rick Carlisle Issues Apology For Criticizing Chandler Parsons’ Weight

Rick Carlisle

Apparently Chandler Parsons’ thinly veiled, humorous response to Rick Carlisle’s criticism of his weight really got to the Dallas Mavericks coach. Carlisle apologized for his recent remarks in a statement released today, calling them “unfair and inappropriate.” Read More »

instagram, Smack / Oct 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Chandler Parsons Responds To Coach Carlisle Saying Parsons Is Too Heavy

Chandler Parsons

After Mavs coach Rick Carlisle danced around his issues with Chandler Parsons‘ new physique, saying he was “not quite in shape,” earlier this month, he was more pointed in his assessment yesterday, and Parsons had some fun at his expense on his Instagram account. Read More »

Smack / Oct 8, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Chandler Parsons Says Dallas Is “Nicer, Cleaner” Than Houston

Chandler Parsons

The three-year, $46 million offer sheet that Chandler Parsons signed with the Dallas Mavericks might have been the means of his departure from the nearby Houston Rockets. But according to Dirk Nowitzki’s latest running mate, the cleanliness of his new team’s town is another boon compared to his old one’s. In an interview at media day last week, Parsons said that Dallas is a “nicer, cleaner” city than Houston. Read More »

Smack / Oct 3, 2014 / 11:30 am

Coach Carlisle On Chandler Parsons: “Not Quite In Shape Yet,” But “Will Be Shortly”

Chandler Parsons

New Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has added some bulk this offseason. While some might see it as added strength, perhaps as an attempt to back up Dirk Nowitzki at power forward, coach Rick Carlisle is of the belief, “One man’s bulking up, is another man’s not quite in shape yet.” That’s what Carlisle told Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, but the coach is sure Chandler will get in shape soon. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comments

Mark Cuban

The back-and-forth between inner-state rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks got amped up over the summer when Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs at the club, naturally, and Houston didn’t match. After Mavs owner Mark Cuban said in August Rockets general manager Daryl Morey didn’t compose his roster with any idea about chemistry , Morey fired back at Cuban telling Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski “Hey, if Mark believed so much in chemistry, he wouldn’t have busted up a title team for cap room.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

Derrick Rose

With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher help the re-built New York Knicks to the playoffs? Find out the answers to those pressing queries and more with our 10 biggest questions entering the 2014-2015 season. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Daryl Morey for making an unusual (for him) tactical mistake. But a new report makes it seem like Houston’s decision to forego Parsons’ fourth year, that would have meant paying him less than $1 million before he became an unrestricted free agent next summer, might have been tied to Dwight Howard‘s decision to sign with Houston in the summer of 2013 since agent Dan Fegan represents both players. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 11:15 am

Parsons Says He “Definitely Wanted To Be In Spain”

Chandler Parsons

New Mavericks wing Chandler Parsons was throwing out the first pitch of a Rangers game this month rather than suiting up for USA Basketball as they take on the world’s best in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. In a conversation with NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan, Parsons admits he “definitely wanted to be in Spain,” but thinks “it’s a blessing in disguise not making the USA Team.” Read More »