Rockets pass on Parsons, who lands with Mavs
Updated On: Jul 13 2014 05:30:27 PM AKDT
Chandler Parsons is officially a Dallas Maverick.
The restricted free agent forward signed three-year, $46 million offer sheet with the Mavericks on Thursday, and the Houston Rockets declined to match the deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.
Parsons confirmed the news Sunday on his Twitter account, writing that he heard directly from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander. "Nothing but utmost respect for them, the fans and city of Houston. THANK YOU for your support! ...
"Houston will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the memories. My teammates, I love you, thank you. ...
A second-round pick out of Florida in 2011, Parsons produced per-game averages of 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists last season.
Houston did not pick up his 2014-15 option in an effort to clear cap space needed to lure a marquee free agent to the roster. The Rockets didn't meet with forward LeBron James but did host forward Carmelo Anthony and met with forward Chris Bosh's representatives.
The deal Parsons reached with Dallas contains a clause that would allow him to become a free agent after the 2015-16 season and an excessive trade kicker.
The Mavericks will pair Parsons in the frontcourt with star forward Dirk Nowitzki and recently acquired center Tyson Chandler.
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