The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks were discussing a sign and trade possibility for Chandler Parsons according to several reports.
However, talks have ended and the Rockets now have 72-hours to match Parsons’ offer sheet, according to Sam Amick (USA Today).
A sign and trade between Dallas and Houston will not be happening re: Chandler Parsons, I’m told. The Rockets have the offer sheet.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 10, 2014
The idea of a sign and trade wasn’t likely to ever happen. It seemed like a stall tactic by the Rockets to begin with, though it always made sense to entertain the possibilities.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey always looks into all potential options, so it made sense for him to see what he could potentially acquire from the Mavericks, including the possibility of a large trade exception.
At the end, the Rockets bought themselves a half a day of decision-making for LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh. The Rockets hope one of them makes their decision soon so they can hopefully get an answer from one of the big free agents.
Chris Bosh is the most likely free agent to say yes to the Rockets. If he agrees to a deal before the 72-hour time period the Rockets have to match Parsons’ offer sheet, then the Rockets can both sign Bosh and match Parsons. However, if they take longer, the Rockets will have a decision to make in regards to Parsons.
The 72-hour clock begins now!
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