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Chandler Parsons didn't leave the Houston Rockets on a good note when the team decided not to match his offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons says he felt "offended" by the whole process from Houston.

"Honestly, I was offended by the whole process. They publicly said that they were going out looking for a third star when I thought they had one right in front of them. I guess that's just how they viewed me as a player. I don't think I've scratched the surface of where I can be as a player and I think I'm ready for that role.

"You can't knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys. And they are looking to make their team better. That's what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that."

A couple of days later, Rockets center Dwight Howard reacted to the news saying that Houston won't be affected by Parsons' departure.

"It won't affect us at all," he said. "We have myself and James. We have the best center and the best two guard in the game on the same team. It's on us."

ProBasketballTalk's Brett Pollakoff then wrote this following both D12's and Parsons' comments:

Displaying false bravado in essentially saying, 'Nah, we're good' when losing a player who contributed as much as Parsons without getting anyone to replace him is not only ridiculous, but shows the level of delusion Howard has when it comes to the game of basketball.

It makes sense, and James Harden then ended up following the same path of delusion as Howard. Harden says that he and Dwight are the "cornerstones" of the Rockets.

"Dwight and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets," he said, excluding the likes of Jeremy Lin and Parsons. "The rest of the guys are role players or pieces that complete our team. We've lost some pieces and added some pieces. I think we'll be fine next season."

Parsons responded on Twitter with this:


He then said this in a radio interview on Fox Sports:

"That's a pretty ridiculous statement, if he meant that. And that's part of the reason why I wanted to go to Dallas. I'm ready for the next step, I'm ready for a bigger role and I'm ready for more leadership. If anybody should understand it should be James, because he was in same situation in Oklahoma City and then he got the chance to come to Houston and shine."

It's going to be interesting when the Rockets and Mavericks meet next season.


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