Five Players Who Will Make Less Than Chandler Parsons

6 of 6

Apr 27, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

1. Stephen Curry

 $10.6 million

24 ppg 8.5 apg 4.3 rpg

Stephen Curry is one of the most exciting players in the NBA today. His unmatched shooting ability is jaw dropping. Last season Curry had a “down” year in three point shooting percentage, as he shot 43% and hit 261 bombs.

Curry has had ankle injuries in the past but this year he was able to stay healthy and posted career highs across the board. He was named to his first All-Star team this year and he was also named to the All-NBA Second team.

At age 26, Curry is pushing his way to the spotlight. In 2013 he set the NBA record for three-pointers made, at 272. That year he also helped the Warriors make the playoffs for the first time in six years.

Like most point guards in the league, Curry is a combo guard but was much more of scorer than passer up until this season. His career year in assists show that he is learning the role of being a point guard. Although he is not explosive or extremely athletic he has figured out and found ways to be effective.

More from Houston Rockets

The five players listed will all make less than Chandler Parsons next year. Some of the players were All-Stars, some of them have made All-NBA teams, others have broken NBA records, but all of them are stars nonetheless.

I believe Chandler Parsons is a good player and a powerful asset to any team, however, I feel that Mark Cuban overpaid for Parsons and the Rockets made a smart decision not to match the offer sheet. $15 million is a lot of money to pass out and I would give $15 million to any of the five listed before I give it to Parsons.

What do you think? Is Chandler Parsons worth $15 million a year?

Stick with us at House of Houston for all the latest on the Rockets’ offseason. Click here for all the latest stories!