Trans. Oct 24 8:01 ET (Oct 24 8:01 ET ) The Dallas Mavericks set out in the offseason to add depth in hopes of building a roster capable of competing with the upper tier of the Western Conference. Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 as the Mavericks ran away with a 117-92 win over the Magic on Friday. ''Everybody came in and did their job,'' Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. Now it's time to throw it up.'' Dallas (4-4) rested its starters Thursday and played refreshed, pushing its lead above 20 in the third quarter.
Chandler Parsons blew up for 24 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 25 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday.
The Scoop:He scored 15 points in an explosive third quarter and would have had a bigger night if the Mavs didn't have a convincing lead in the exhibition. Head coach Rick Carlisle criticized Parsons for being a few pounds above his ideal weight earlier in the preseason, but he's fit and ready for a big season in a featured offensive role with the Mavs.
The Scoop:The contusion could jeopardize his status for Orlando's season-opener, but it's a relief that he didn't do more serious damage. Ridnour's role as a low-minute backup and locker-room leader is not conducive to fantasy success.
Chandler Parsons was great for the Mavs on Monday with 11 points, four boards, five assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
The Scoop:The dimes have really been a big part of his game and he's averaged 4.3 per game over his last four. Of course, Parsons averaged 4.0 per game last year, so this isn't a surprise. His production on the stat sheet is basically made for fantasy, so he shouldn't slip beyond the fourth round.