The Houston Rockets have not decided whether or not they will match the offer sheet prepared by the Dallas Mavericks that was submitted to them just two days ago for Chandler Parsons.
Throughout the middle of the day yesterday, it seemed that the Rockets were going to match the offer because the chances that they’d land veteran power-four Chris Bosh were good.
But money talks…
Bosh agreed to a five-year, $118 million max deal later in the day yesterday and now the Rockets are now revisiting this decision once again because it’s no longer a no-brainer.
Now the Rockets have to move on and the next player that they’re looking to target is a revitalized small forward in Trevor Ariza.
The Washington Wizards are wanting to work quickly to retain the services of Ariza but they’re fully aware that the Rockets want to look at bringing him back.
Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Wizards are standing pat for now on Ariza:
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014
Ariza was featured on the Rockets’ 2009-10 roster.
Ariza is experiencing something sort of a renaissance — he averaged 14.4 points, 6.2 boards while shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from the three-point line. These are all highs from over the past few seasons.
Ariza assisted the Wizards in obtaining their best season record in a decade leading to their first playoff berth in six years.
The fast-paced, high-flying, defensive lineup overachieved by stunning the Chicago Bulls in the first round winning that series in five games and giving the Indiana Pacers all they could handle before bowing out after six games.
This has made Ariza a blue chip of sorts and many teams have queued themselves in a long line of suitors awaiting to utilize his services.
Now that most of the blue chip free agents have decided where they want to go, Ariza’s name will now start to dominate the headlines.
We shall see if the Rockets are successful in landing a rejuvenated Ariza once again.
This is not a deal that I’m looking forward to the Rockets making but it at least shows that Morey is still trying to make the Rockets better than they were which is all that I ask.
He certainly will be worth less cash than Chandler Parsons $15 million per asking price.
Stick with House of Houston in regard to the latest with the NBA free agency bonanza.