Reports: Mavericks, Chandler Parsons agree to 3-year offer sheet for about $45 million

 

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The Mavericks are going all-in on Houston Rockets' restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

According to multiple reports, they have offered a three-year offer sheet that will start in excess of $14 million.

The total worth of the deal is believed to be roughly $45 million. The Rockets will have three days to match it once it is signed, which will happen Thursday.

As reported in Wednesday's Dallas Morning News, the Mavericks were considering making the offer high enough to force the Rockets into luxury-tax territory if they match it, which they still may do.

The Mavericks need a starting small forward and Parsons, who averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists last season, fills that need. He is only 25 and has forged a solid friendship with Dirk Nowitzki over the last couple of seasons after playing in Nowitzki's charity baseball game in 2012 and 2013.

The Mavericks, if Houston does not match the offer, would have a starting front line of center Tyson Chandler and forwards Nowitzki and Parsons.

Whether or not Houston matches the offer sheet could largely depend on whether the Rockets could get Chris Bosh. If LeBron James leaves Miami for Cleveland, it would seem likely that Bosh also would leave.

The Rockets have a maximum contract on the table for Bosh.

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