The Dallas Mavericks are getting a player with a chip on his shoulder and the self-proclaimed best recruit in the NBA.
Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavericks on Sunday when his former club, the Houston Rockets, declined to match a three-year, $46 million offer sheet.
The Rockets spent the first week of costless-agency attempting to land a third star to pair alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden. The Rockets went after LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh, which did not sit well with Parsons.
"Honestly I was offended by the whole process," Parsons told Yahoo! Sports on Monday. Parsons felt that he himself was the third star the Rockets were looking for the entire time. The third year product out of Florida product believes he has not scratched the surface of where he can potentially be.
Parsons average 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4 assists with the Rockets last season, while taking a back seat to Harden and Howard respectively.
Conversely, the Mavericks stepped in and made Parsons their top target after striking out on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes. The Mavericks view Parsons as a franchise type player who fits in perfectly alongside Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis.
"They really showed how much they cared for me," Parsons told Yahoo!. "They didn't want me to wait for Bosh. They didn't want me to wait for Melo. They came forward first."
Parsons went on to say how perfect a fit Dallas is for him and calling Mark Cuban the best owner in all of sports. The Mavericks expect to be big players next year in costless agency and Parsons is ready to assist in any way he can.
"I'm the best recruiter in the NBA," Parsons told Yahoo!. "Whatever Mark and the Mavericks need, they got me to do that."