Chandler Parsons' form is finally rounding into shape as the small forward had his best game of the preseason on Friday, posting 19 points, five boards, four assists, and two three-pointers against Cleveland.
The Scoop:Parsons was criticized by head coach Rick Carlisle for coming into training camp slightly overweight but Parsons and Carlisle have since buried the hatchet and the Mavericks' big off-season signing is starting to fit right in. Parsons should be just as useful as he was last year from a fantasy perspective.
The Scoop:Carlisle said that Parsons needs to lose more weight to effectively play PF this season. It's a rocky start to Parsons' tenure in Dallas after signing a three-year, $46 million deal this summer, but should be water under the bridge once the regular season begins.
Two days after coach Rick Carlisle criticized his weight and conditioning, Chandler Parsons finished Sunday's exhibition with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.
The Scoop:Carlisle publicly apologized for telling reporters that Parsons needed to lose 6-8 pounds, and the incident will have zero impact on his on-court performance. It's particularly nice to see Parsons getting after it defensively -- he had four combined steals and blocks in just six games last season, but he racked up three steals and one block in only 28 minutes tonight.
Chandler Parsons made 4-of-12 from the field for nine points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer on Friday.
The Scoop:It's tough to get a read on his role with Dirk Nowitzki (hip) and Monta Ellis (knee) out tonight, but this game against the Thunder wasn't a negative. Parsons should be heavily involved on offense and is worth a look in the early middle rounds.