According to a source, Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons will have a variety of options in free agency this summer, as the Mavs spend their time likely focusing on other targets first.
Parsons will be pursued by the Orlando Magic, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Los Angeles Lakers, the source says, once free agency opens up on July 1st.
The source wouldn't rule out a possible return to the Mavericks by Parsons, but the expectation is that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won't want to pay Parsons the max contract he wants, due in large part to the injury woes that Parsons has suffered during his time in Dallas.
The Magic and Lakers both appear to have the cap room to offer Parsons the max offer he covets. It would appear that the Clippers do not. How they fit into this proposed scenario is unclear, given that reality.
Parsons signed with the Mavericks in the summer of 2014, on a three-year, $46 million deal. The third year carried a player option, which Parsons has opted out of, becoming a free agent this offseason.
The Mavericks are expected to pursue point guard Mike Conley and center Hassan Whiteside during this free agency period. They also need to resign Dirk Nowitzki.
Free agency officially opens on July 1st, and the shortened free agency moratorium ends on July 6th this year. Last year, it extended until the 8th.