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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »
Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.
The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »