June 25, 2016, 7:07 pm
Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons posted an image on Instagram showing him holding his ears, which is surely in reference to an ESPN report that he is all ears listening to offers from teams during free agency.
Parsons is not the Mavs’ primary target in free agency — those would be Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley — and the issue is that Parsons could not get a max deal if the Mavs land either of those guys. Parsons believes he can get a max deal at $22 million starting next season, and that’s pretty damn pricey but it’s entirely possible he gets that from another squad. Whiteside and Conley reportedly have some interest in going to the Mavs so if we had to handicap this one we think there’s a slight edge toward him leaving Dallas.