Parsons signs three-year offer sheet with Mavericks

Chandler Parsons

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Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets looks to drive to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 25, 2014. (Copyright 2014 NBAE/Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)



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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 1:18 AM

The Dallas Mavericks finalized an offer sheet with small forward Chandler Parsons. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported the deal late Wednesday afternoon.

Several photos of Parsons signing an offer sheet were posted on an account controlled by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban early Thursday.

Dallas is offering Parsons, a restricted free agent, a three-year contract worth more than $45 million. Wojnarowski also reported that Parsons and his current team, the Houston Rockets, negotiated throughout the day and could not reach an agreement.

Parsons, who is 25, averaged 15.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.1 steals per game with Houston last season. He shot 47.2 percent on field goals and 37 percent from behind the arc.

Adding Parsons would alleviate the Mavericks' need for a starting small forward. He also brings a needed scoring threat that can stretch the defense.

Since trading away Jose Calderon, the Mavs have been looking for a quality scorer to insert into the starting lineup.

Parsons wasn't able to sign the offer sheet until 12:01 a.m. Thursday, when the NBA lifts its moratorium on trades and signings.

The offer sheet has a player option for the 2016-17 season. Houston has three days to match a Mavericks offer.

Stephen Hawkins of the Associated Press contributed to this report