SF Rank – #13
Position – SF | 6′ 9″, 227 lbs | Dallas Mavericks
Born – Oct 25, 1988 in Casselberry, FL
Drafted – 2011: 2nd Rnd, 38th by HOU
College – Florida
Experience – 4 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Ben Buchanan – Parsons got paid last off-season when he signed a 3 year $45 million dollar deal with the Mavericks, the Rockets didn’t match as they also lost out on Chris Bosh. Parsons is a pretty good 3-point shooter (38.5 percent) and a good scorer overall at 15.7 ppg in 14-15. He adds additional value on the defensive side of the ball as he’s a top tier wing defender. At five rpg and 2.4 apg he’s an all around player. Parsons can also play the stretch 4 position where he’s considered one of the best. He only played 26 percent at the 4 last year, though a number that will likely rise with Al Farouq-Aminu gone and Dirk aging. A worry with Parsons would be he is coming off a severe micro-fracture surgery at the end of the 2015 playoffs and he may not be ready for opening season.
Sauping R. Arguello – Parsons will be making a return from a nagging knee injury. They expect a bigger impact now entering his second season and fully healthy.
Keith Rivas – Like Joe Johnson, Chandler Parson can’t make a team a contender by himself.
In any case, some teams might actually consider it addition by subtraction if he doesn’t fit their mold perfectly. The thing about Parsons that the league is slowly beginning to realize, though, is that he’s flexible and can adjust to any kind of offense.
Parsons will continue to grow with what the Dallas Mavericks have to offer — but if that’s not enough or not the right fit, don’t expect him to stick around.
Jr. Williams – Chandler Parsons took to the court in early September despite speculation and reports that he would be unavailable opening night due to injury — this is very good news for the Mavs as he will be one of their go to guys offensively, which should take some of the burden off of Dirk Nowitzski. Overall Parsons has the potential to be a big time player in the NBA — and he has the opportunity to make the top-10 SF list midseason if healthy.