Chandler Parsons came to Dallas riding a wave of good will, big money and high expectations. He leaves with the middle part alone intact. The Memphis Grizzlies signed the 27-year-old forward to a max contract extension, reportedly agreeing to pay him almost $95 million over four years. Mark Cuban's Mavericks didn't offer Parsons the max. And fans weren't unhappy, you might say, to show Parsons the door -- even before Harrison Barnes became the new apple of the Mavericks eye.
Maybe it was the mere 4.8 rebounds a game Parsons grabbed? Mostly it was the amount of time he spent on the bench hurt. "LMAO" was a typical reaction to Parsons' max deal in Memphis. "Enjoy those knees, Memphis," wrote one disgruntled Mavs supporter. "Garbage," wrote another. "Won't miss him sitting on the bench collecting checks," said yet another. Parson said of the Grizzlies: "they have nobody like me." Mavs fans believe that was true in Dallas, too -- and not in a good way.
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Sources: Parsons chooses max deal from Grizzlies https://t.co/B9D2bWLXUw
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