Chandler Parsons “Offended” Rockets Didn’t Consider Him “3rd Star”

Chandler Parsons is now officially a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons recently revealed that the the NBA free agency process was an eye-opener. Particularly when he heard his former team, the Houston Rockets, were looking to add a “third star” to the mix, and didn’t view him as that person.

“Honestly, I was offended by the whole process,” Parsons told Yahoo! Sports on Monday. “They publicly said that they were going out looking for a third star when I thought they had one right in front of them. I guess that’s just how they viewed me as a player. I don’t think I’ve scratched the surface of where I can be as a player and I think I’m ready for that role.

“You can’t knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys. And they are looking to make their team better. That’s what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that.”

Though Parsons understood the Rockets desire to get better, he said Mavs owner Mark Cuban really made him feel special because he wasn’t waiting to see what happened with Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh to sign him.

“Dallas is the perfect match to where I am in my career,” Parsons told Yahoo! Sports. “It’s where I can take that next step. They have a great organization. Mark is the best owner in all of sports. I get a chance to play with Dirk for however much longer he has. It will be unbelievable to learn and grown from him and the guys they have.