TAG: Chandler Parsons

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 1:43 am

Video: Mike Dunleavy Gets 10 Stitches & Comes Back On Fire

Mike Dunleavy

Maybe it’s all that time on the New York City subway, but Mike Dunleavy showed some cojones Thursday night in a Bulls blow out of the Rockets. With a little over seven minutes left in the second quarter, Chandler Parsons caught “Dun Dun” (â„… Joakim Noah) and opened up a bloody gash above his right eyebrow. But Dun Dun didn’t let the team down, and he was back on the court for an amazing third quarter. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dime Q&A: Chandler Parsons On His Stance Socks, All-Star Goals & More

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons (photo. Stance)

Houston Rockets swingman Chandler Parsons has come a long way since he was drafted No. 8 in the second round in 2011 (No. 38 overall) for an non-guaranteed slot with the Rockets. Since then he’s become a huge part of what the Rockets do. He’s currently averaging a career-high 16.7 PPG and 5.7 RPG to go with the best PER of his career. Recently, Parsons signed on with Stance Socks, and Dime got a chance to ask him some quick questions about the partnership and what it’s like to start for a championship-contending Rockets team. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How The New CBA Destroyed The NBA Trade Deadline

Andre Miller

Andre Miller (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline, reports were out that NBA insiders expected this to be one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory, or more specifically, since the 2011 lockout and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that commenced.

As quickly as those reports leaked, they were contracted. And if last Thursday left your trade deadline fix unresolved and unfulfilled yet again, then you can look no further and blame that aforementioned 2011 lockout and more specifically, the new CBA. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Coach Kevin McHale Breaks Up Rockets Dance Party

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

Heading into the All-Star break, the Houston Rockets were the hottest team in the league. While remaining within the top five teams in the West, Houston’s longest win streak before this current stretch was just five straight. So the new-look Rockets were bound to take off. They’re currently in the midst of a seven-game winning streak, which they’re hoping to continue on the West Coast tomorrow night at Staples Center. Except coach Kevin McHale put the kibosh on a recent impromptu locker-room dance party, as Chandler Parsons shows us on Instagram… Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 1, 2014 / 11:26 pm

Video: Chandler Parsons’ Alley-Oop Rejected By Rim

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rockets handed the Cavs another loss on Saturday night with their two all-stars, James Harden and Dwight Howard, out dueling a Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving combination that looked good in spots on their way to 45 combined points. But Harden and Howard had 54 together as they built a first quarter lead and never lost it at the Toyota Center in Houston. Despite the big effort from their two stars, one of their ancillary scoring options, Chandler Parsons only had seven in the win, and failed miserably during a lob throw by Harden. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 25, 2014 / 1:25 pm

Video: Chandler Parsons Says He Should Have Been Included In Team USA Pool

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

During the second half of the Houston-Memphis game on Friday night, Chandler Parsons set an NBA record with 10 second half three-pointers. While speaking after the game, the third-year forward said he was disappointed he wasn’t included in the pool of 28 players selected for Team USA national team duty, and what it was like to reach a zenith like he did shooting the ball while simultaneously suffering a loss. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 25, 2014 / 1:09 pm

Video: Chandler Parsons Hits NBA-Record 10 Three-Pointers In 2nd Half

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not often there are two records set in the same night, but after Carmelo Anthony‘s explosion at the Garden, Chandler Parsons did just that. The third-year forward in Houston started the game slow, but his closing half was one of the best in the history of the game. Never before has an NBA player hit 10 three-pointers in just two quarters of basketball, but that’s what Chandler did on a perfect 10-for-10 performance from beyond the arc. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get the win against the visiting Grizzlies. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 11:45 pm

Video: James Harden Lobs To Chandler Parsons On The Break

Chandler Parsons, James Harden

Chandler Parsons, James Harden (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

After a victory in San Antonio on Christmas Day, the Rockets didn’t show any fatigue when they welcomed Memphis to the Toyota Center on Thursday night. Despite going down early, they rallied by outscoring the Grizzlies 34-20 in the final session for a 100-92 win. Plus, James Harden, who scored 27 points despite going just 2-for-9 from the field, found Chandler Parsons for a sick give-and-go alley-oop on the break. Read More »