Parsons talks being "offended" by Rockets

Posted by Unknown on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 with No comments
While speaking recently to Yahoo Sports, Dallas Mavericks F Chandler Parsons indicated that he was offended by the way the Houston Rockets handled him during this young free agency period.  Last season for the Rockets Parsons averaged 16.6 points per game which was the only behind James Harden and Dwight Howard but the Rockets felt as if they still needed a third "star" and Parsons thought he was that guy. 

"Honestly, I was offended by the whole process," Parsons said. "They publicly said that they were going out looking for a third star when I thought they had one right in front of them. I guess that's just how they viewed me as a player. I don't think I've scratched the surface of where I can be as a player and I think I'm ready for that role....You can't knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys. And they are looking to make their team better. That's what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that."
“I didn’t mean any disrespect,” Parsons said. “I’m very thankful that the Rockets did this a year early. I said many times that I have nothing but love and respect for the organization. I just took offense to them not viewing me as a star moving forward. I just think I’m on the cusp of being a really good player in this league. I work extremely hard. I’m going to continue to get better and better.....That was the only thing that bothered me, them saying they needed a third piece to win a championship when I viewed myself as that and did everything for the organization to be that guy. That’s why I was so excited about Dallas because talking to Mark (Cuban) and Rick (Carlisle), that’s how they view me. I hope there’s no hard feelings in Houston. I had to make the best decision for my career.”